The Global COVID-19 outbreak has confronted Europe with an unprecedented crisis by both scale, duration, impact on people lives and seriously impacting economic activity, the transport sector is , one of the most seriously affected industries.
Shortly before the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission launched its European Green Deal, a new policy initiative meant to focus minds and underline the need to transform Europe Economy and set it on a sustainable path, with a goal of becoming the first carbon neutral continent by 2050. Just before the lockdown, Europe has also seen record EV sales and huge investments going into electromobility such as charging and batteries. With the large EU recovery package now on the agenda, the key question is how it can be used to continue the pre-COVID momentum and accelerate the transition to zero emissions mobility.
The Platform for Electro-mobility representing >35 industrial, urban and environmental stakeholders from across Europe wholeheartedly embrace this objective. Given the new economic context the platform would like to convene around an event addressing the question, how the transport sector can best exit this crisis and at the same time deliver on the much needed carbon savings for our sector.
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome remarks
Mrs. Laura Shields – Moderator
10:05 – 10:15 Introduction to Platform for Electromobility (including Video)
Mr. Arne Richters – Chair of The Platform for Electromobility
10:15 – 10:25 European Parliament: The role of zero-emission transport in the recovery programme
Special guest: Mr. Pascal Canfin – Chair of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
10:25 – 10:35 European Commission: The role of zero-emission transport in the recovery
Special guest: Mr. Daniel Mes – Member of the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President on the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, responsible for the transport portfolio
10:35 – 11:05 Impulse Reactions from Platform members:
- Mr. Thierry Lassus – Senior Vice-President Transport & Infrastructure ABB Power Grids
- Mrs. Julia Poliscanova – Head of Clean vehicles & e-Mobility Transport & Environment
- Mr. Peter Badik – CEO and Founder of Greenway
11:05 – 11:20 Discussion and Q&A
11:20 – 11:30 Conclusions
The event link will be will be sent a few days before the date of the Webinar. We hope you will find it interesting.