|WOF EXPO 2021 revolves around five main pillars which are the foundation of the WOF conference program: Digitalization, E-commerce, Innovations, Green deal, Startups. Green Deal itself is indeed a complex pillar we could be talking weeks about, if not months. One of the green deal dedicated panel discussions is the „E-Mobility development“. This panel discussion will openly address climate risks, the reduction of carbon footprint, and we will look into alternative fuels such as electromobility. Register your interest here.|
The transition to a climate-neutral economy is indeed long overdue and the good news is the European Green Deal comes into the picture with the aim to make Europe climate neutral by 2050. Road transport must play a key role in a promising future. Today, we can already reap some low-yielding fruit, such as the cross-border use of high-capacity vehicles.
Road transport: Blood in Europe is on the right track to reduce CO2
In Europe, more than 50% of goods are transported by road. Over the last 20 years, the road transport industry has invested heavily in innovative technologies, reducing its emissions by up to 98%. These figures show how sustainability is the guiding principle of this sector and what road transport means to the European economy.
Electromobility as the best solution
In March 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic swept across Europe and confined Europeans to their homes, halting business activity and closing factories for months. As Europe slowly goes back to life, the twin challenges of economic and climate crises must be tackled together. Electrification is the strong basis to relaunch the economy and create futureproof jobs fast.
Electromobility remains the best solution to achieve the climate and industrial ambition of the European Green Deal for transport. This ecosystem will create over hundreds of thousands jobs in vehicle manufacturing, charging infrastructure deployment and supply chains such as batteries by 2030.
Should be Slovakia scared or thrilled?
Slovakia is the world’s largest carmaking country per capita. Maroš Šefčovič, a Commission vice president who has spearheaded the EU’s push to fund its own battery cell industry, says that Slovakia can, with targeted EU funding, be at the center of a new regional supply chain for battery electric vehicles in the future.There are already companies like Greenway, which is rolling out fast charge points across Central Europe, Volvo Trucks and DHL Freight, who joined forces to speed up the introduction of heavy duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe.
By joining all our efforts together, reaching or coming close to the goals of European Green Deal seems inevitable.