On September 26th, the European Network for Electric Vehicles (ENEVATE) hosted its Final Conference in order to conclude the European cooperation project funded by the Interreg IVB program.
On the eve of the conference a reception took place in the European Parliament. The parliamentarians Bernd Lange (Germany) and Lambert van Nistelrooij (Netherlands) welcomed the ENEVATE project partners and participants. Bernd Lange highlighted the importance of transnational projects for the development of e-mobility. These projects would have to deal with all relevant aspects just like ENEVATE – from electric vehicles and infrastructure issues up to regional development concepts and pilot projects.
Numerous contributions at the conference with 180 participants dealt in particular with the regional approach to promote electric mobility. Dr. Kord Pannkoke, Bayern Innovativ GmbH, presented project results from ENEVATE in his presentation and stressed that e-mobility mainly emanated from a regional level.
According to Petr Dolejsi from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), an improved development of the charging infrastructure and standardization at the European level would be crucial for the success of e-mobility.
Pictures Evening Reception September 25th
Pictures ENEVATE Final Conference, September 26th
The partners of the European Network of Electric Vehicles and Transferring Expertise (ENEVATE) proudly present the Final Conference on the 25th & 26th of September 2013 in Brussels.
You are invited to attend the Conference day (on the 26th of September) for public policy makers in Europe, its countries, regions and cities, for stakeholders in the electric vehicle industry as well as for experts in research and education.
Integral to the conference will be a number of workshops, where you are encouraged to participate in the development of future EU project proposals, which build on the results of ENEVATE, to further stimulate the uptake of e-mobility. The workshops will cover:
There is also opportunity to join the Welcome Reception (on the 25th of September) which will be hosted in the EU parliament building. An excellent opportunity for networking in an environment which underlines the need for joint and synchronized action by public policy makers throughout the EU, the automotive industry and the energy sector.
We are confident that your participation will lead to new insights and ideas for accelerating the implementation of e-mobility in your regions. An excellent opportunity to network with and learn from the experiences in other regions in North West Europe.
With kind regards,
Godfried Puts Dr. Kord Pannkoke Harm Weken
AutomotiveNL Bayern Innovativ GmbH European Automotive
Strategy Network, EASN