Electric Vehicles Rollout In Europe : What Energy Regulatory Regime?
The European drive to decarbonize is now firmly part of the EU’s policy agenda. It is underpinned by the Energy Union proposals and the well-known target to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. However, whilst industrial emissions show a 38% drop since 1990, transport emissions have gone up by 9% in the same period. As concerns regarding particulate pollution grow, with major cities proposing penalties or bans on older petrol and diesel vehicles, it seems credible that Europe could see significant growth in the rollout of EVs in the 2020s. This development will have a substantial impact on energy systems and markets, and some incentives and regulatory regimes and tools may be needed to manage the rollout of EVs in an optimal way.
In light of this, CERRE will present the results and policy recommendations of its new report ‘Electric vehicles rollout in Europe: towards an improved regulatory regime in the energy sector’.