The transformation that the automotive industry is facing is unprecedented. The entire supply chain needs to adjust towards a more resilient, greener, and digital mobility ecosystem, as highlighted by the current work on the preparation of the transition pathway for the mobility ecosystem.
In particular, the share of electric vehicles among new vehicles sold in the EU is increasing fast, but several enabling conditions still need to be met for a successful transition to 100% zero-emission cars and vans by 2035, as agreed by the EU institutions. These include the number of public charging points, the electricity network capacity for vehicle charging, the availability of battery materials or the reskilling of the workforce.
The closed-door meeting organised by the European Commission will include high-level representatives from all relevant stakeholders in the ecosystem to discuss the potential bottlenecks and key performance indicators to make the transition to zero-emission cars and vans by 2035 a success and to prepare the transition to zero-emission heavy duty vehicles.
Raluca Marian, IRU Director EU Advocacy / General Delegate of the Permanent Delegation to the EU, will joint this meeting.