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34  Autumn 2016 European Energy Innovation


Europe at crossroads: defining

the face of future mobility

By Hans ten Berge, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

    Transport is responsible                  one begins, electro-mobility opens
                for about a quarter of EU     the doorway to new markets and new
                emissions and is almost       technologies.
                exclusively dependent on
    oil. As the Energy Union aims to break    However, in order to make the shift to
    oil dependency and to decarbonise         electro-mobility, a cornerstone of Europe’s
    transport, especially for road and rail,  2016 decarbonisation of transport
    electro-mobility is the key technology    strategy, there is a need for an overarching
    for replacing fossil energy sources. As   EU wide strategy to ensure that benefits
    the old energy order ends and a new       are maximised and risks mitigated.

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