We stand at the brink of an unprecedented evolution in the future of transport. In 2020, every 10th new passenger car sold in Europe was either a pure electric or a plug-in hybrid and landmark one million electric vehicles (EVs) were sold. This marked a decisive turning point in achieving 30%–40% EV sales volumes by 2030, putting Europe’s carbon-reduction targets within reach.
Environmental benefits are the ultimate reward, but there are prizes to be won for the first and fastest movers in the ecosystem that underpins e-mobility. Benefits would result both from delivering and accelerating the transition, reducing emissions, cutting costs of EV ownership and providing a much-improved EV-user experience.
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Europe’s vehicle fleets consist of 63 million cars, vans, buses and trucks, operated by private companies or public authorities. However, despite only representing 20% of the vehicle parc, they account for 40% of all kilometers travelled, and 50% of CO2 emissions from transport. Electrifying them would result in a win-win for climate as well as fleet owners.
“Electrification of car fleets can be a real game changer. It comes with tangible reductions of total costs of ownership and CO2 emissions. So it is a good deal both for fleet owners and society at large.” – said Kristian Ruby, Secretary General of Eurelectric.
"Electrification of transportation introduces an opportunity for our generation to create a greener world. I believe that digital services platforms are the “glue” between the mobility and energy worlds and are a key in driving progress towards the 2030 Climate Target Plan."
Doron Frenkel - Founder & CEO, Driivz
"Road transport accounts for 21% of EU carbon emissions. There are 313 millions motor vehicles on EU roads today, but just 2M electric. We need to go electric."
Serge Colle - Global Power & Utilities Leader, EY
"I switched to electric in 2012. EV's are fast, fun to drive & green. As United Nations Ambassador, clean air is critical for me. Air pollution causes so many early deaths, many more than Covid-19."
Lucas di Grassi - Formula E World Champion & UN Ambassador for Clean Air
"E-mobility is one of the pillars to get us on the road towards a carbon free world"
Miguel Stilwell de Andrade - CEO, EDP
The last session of #eVision moderated by @ivlacho from @energywebx is about #innovation in #eMobility. E. Mevellec from Dreev describes how to optimize #ElectricVehicle parameters such as costs & CO2 with intelligent software. @EDF_Europe— Dr Thomas Hillig - #Sustainability #Hydrogen #Tech (@THEnergyNet) February 3, 2021
"No one can compete alone. At Dreev, we believe in partnership with the entire value chain. #V2G is a cooperative technology between utilities, services provider and OEM (EV manufacturer, and charging station supplier)” Eric Mevellec, CEO of Dreev #eVision #ItsElectric pic.twitter.com/18pPN8U1LN— EDF Europe (@EDF_Europe) February 3, 2021