What will fuel tomorrow’s mobility?

The electrification of transport is expected to address not only energy and environmental challenges (resources, urbanisation & health, climate change), but also transport and social challenges (mobility for all, connectivity and innovation), in the context of the climate targets set by the European Commission’s proposed EU long-term climate strategy “A Clean Planet for all - A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy”. In this framework, several EU projects and initiatives are working to promote and experiment innovative solutions to increase the awareness of the opportunities created by e-mobility in all types of transport (public and private, individual and shared) for all types of territories, from cities to sparsely populated rural areas.

The session will address the issue of e-mobility in Europe in two intertwined round tables, one dedicated to the wider European strategic context for e-mobility and another dedicated to projects and initiatives factually implementing e-mobility solutions.

The first round table (‘Where do we want to go?’) will aim at examining the necessary conditions to deploy electro-mobility in the road, rail and maritime transport sectors by 2050, in line with scenarios proposed by the European Commission in the Clean Planet for All communication. In this section, we will share our vision of a fully decarbonized mobility system and discuss the road to a zero-emission transport sector by 2050.

The second round table (‘How do we get there?’) - hosted by Interreg Europe project PROMETEUS - focuses on best practices in national and regional policies to promote e-mobility and on effectively inspiring possibly interested actors in the transition towards electric transport. The round table aims at covering factual policy and implementation aspects, assets and challenges of e-mobility and will outline key implementation points to foster e-mobility, in the context set by the climate targets discussed in the previous round table.

The session’s target groups are European policy-makers, Member States representatives, public authorities, energy agencies, industry associations, civil society and to a larger extent with a broader group of European stakeholders. The event will conclude with an interactive Q&A.

Speakers

Senior Manager – Sustainable Mobility Unit
Transport Malta
Project Leader
RSE - Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico S.p.A.
Advisor – Energy, technology and environmental sustainability
International Transport Forum
Head of European Regulation and Innovation
Enel
Senior Vice President Government Relations EU
ABB
Senior advisor
Ile-de-France Europe
Head of unit
Poliedra – Politecnico di Milano
Deputy head of the Road Transport Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General Climate Action (DG CLIMA)
European Commission