30 Mar. 2017
- Press release
Electrification is widely considered as a viable strategy for reducing oil dependency and the environmental impact of road transportation but more needs to be done to make it a reality: such was the message of the recent European Electromobility Stakeholder Forum in Brussels. Under the European Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive 2014, Member States were required to submit their plans for supporting charging infrastructure by the end of 2016 – only about half of them have done so. Member States and the transport sector as a whole need to act faster, not only because of the emergency to clean the air in cities when urban pollution causes 400,000 premature deaths in Europe, but also because it would support 1 million more European jobs than a future powered by oil by 2030.