FINAL CONFERENCE: ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND ECO CARS: Solutions for Green Growth
Throughout Europe, city-regions are championing the development and use of electric vehicles (EVs) and other Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). London is a notable example. In tandem with the decarbonisation of power generation, anticipated benefits include significant reductions in C02 emissions to mitigate climate change, energy security, and improved air quality. Further, electrification of road transport can stimulate much needed economic growth. As yet, however, such initiatives tend to lack synchronization and coordination. There seems to be considerable scope for further development and ‘green growth’ in this emerging industry across Europe and other world regions.
Running from October 2011 to September 2014, the E-Mobility NSR is helping to facilitate a more joined-up approach to electrification of road transport mobility that will improve accessibility and sustainable growth in the North Sea Region. The interdisciplinary project involves universities, national and local authorities and economic development agencies from seven countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom) with the shared aim of developing common strategies and solutions. To follow the progress of E-mobility NSR please sign up for the project e-news at: www.e-mobility-nsr.eu.
The London conference reviews progress towards mainstream market acceptance of electric mobility. In particular, it foregrounds the ‘bigger picture’: the prospects for electrifying road transport across Europe and other world regions, and opportunities to develop complementary green technologies and business solutions for cleaner, quieter, healthier cities. Expert panels consider what needs to be improved, what works well, and what might be transferrable.
This conference is organised by E-mobility NSR in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).