Stakeholders in future EU Electric Vehicle Market to collaborate around urban deployment

The International NGO The Climate Group and Polis host a joint event today on the future of the EU electric vehicle market. The event enhances discussion on how local governments, fleet owners as well as the energy and motor industries can work together to grow the European market for electric vehicles (EVs).

European ambition on clean transport solutions is rising rapidly. Little more than a week ago, the EU Commissioner announced as part of its Transport 2050 White Paper its intention to have no more oil-fueled cars running in cities by 2050. The plan involves putting in place strict interim targets to halve their use in cities by 2030.

Opening the event, Isabel Dedring, the Mayor of London’s Advisor for Environment, said: “The Mayor of London wants to create the electric car capital of Europe. We are planning 100,000 vehicles in use as soon as possible, supported by world class infrastructure. This target includes the use of electric vehicles across the Greater London Authority fleet. Collaboration across a raft of private and public sector organisations is key to the delivery of the Mayor's ambitious plans. The launch this spring of Source London, the first ever city-wide electric vehicle scheme, is a great testimony to partnership working, not least as we are able to share our experiences with other regions to accelerate their own plans."