The German Government wants to put a million electric cars on the road by 2020. When it comes to achieving this goal, a key role is set aside for North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the nation’s most populous state with its outstanding and multi-faceted higher education and business infrastructure, but also a major player in the field of what we call climate-friendly mobility, today and in the years ahead.
The workshop will outline what Germany’s most populous state is doing to increase electric car uptake. It is also going to be an excellent platform for the exchange of experience, for creating and maintaining networks and for initiating new research projects.
The workshop will be centring on succinct presentations designed to introduce the audience to what North Rhine-Westphalia is doing to promote electric cars. Various expert speakers are going to talk about current activities and a number of model projects from North Rhine-Westphalia:
• e-clearing.net, a Web resource designed to facilitate cross-border network of EV charge points
• SLAM is a large-scale project which aims to drive forward the development of a national network of rapid charge points along major roads and in key population centres
• ‘SMART CITY COLOGNE’ is an umbrella for various schemes aiming to establish the ‘modern and sustainable city’, a concept that includes electric vehicle uptake.
Ms Daniela Rosca, Head of Unit for Clean Transport & Sustainable Urban Mobility, DG Mobility & Transport, European Commission, will speak about the European Commission’s policy on clean and sustainable transport with an emphasis on electro-mobility.
The conference is planned, organised and carried out by ElectroMobility NRW, an alliance of various industry groups tasked by the State Government to work towards increased usage of electric cars.
We look forward to welcoming you at the workshop and would be grateful for an e-mailed confirmation by 4 September (brussels@elektromobilitaet.
“North Rhine-Westphalia – Moving towards Electro-mobility”
Organised by ElectroMobility NRW and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. 10 September 2014, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels, Belgium