Ahead of the release of the final part of the ‘Europe on the Move’ package focusing on the future of transportation and following meetings on the European Battery Alliance, mobility in Europe is on the edge of a critical transformation. This debate will explore the future of mobility, highlighting the evolving, prominent, conflictual but also complementary role electrification and hydrogen will play.
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An increasing number of energy suppliers and car manufacturers are putting electrification at the core of their business, and the competition in energy storage is fierce. At the same time, research and innovation regarding hydrogen has never gained such momentum. Although the market for this type of energy source is still tiny, it is growing exponentially and represents a genuine future path for the energy and mobility transition. In addition to this, the list of countries planning to ban combustion engines is rapidly expanding, thus leaving room for the introduction of additional electrification and hydrogen mobility solutions. Anticipating the future of mobility includes thinking of mainstreaming these new solutions. Fast-paced consumer adoption may also bring new operational challenges, mainly related to infrastructure and storage. Further support to the development of electric and hydrogen vehicles together with the right policy schemes can ensure the momentum keeps going, fast-tracking the way to a low-carbon economy.
- Ahead of the release of the final part of the ‘Europe on the Move’ package and following meetings on the European Battery Alliance, can we say that Europe is on the edge of a critical transformation?
- How can we ensure that solutions such as hydrogen and electrification are mainstreamed and that they coincide with the EU’s objectives in terms of reducing mobility emissions?
- How can we ensure that the current infrastructure and storage issue does not hamper the uptake of clean mobility across Europe?
- Can electric and hydrogen-based solutions complement each other to accelerate the transition to low-emission mobility?
Jean-François Aguinaga, Head of Unit for Surface Transport at the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Greg Archer, Director of Clean Vehicles & Energy – Transport and Environment (T&E)
Michèle Azalbert, CEO of ENGIE’s Business Unit dedicated to renewable hydrogen
Dharmendra Kanani, Director of Strategy at Friends of Europe
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