Towards Zero Emission Mobility in Transport

The European Copper Institute is among 13 companies and industry associations from across Europe that have joined forces to identify key asks for the upcoming Low Emission Mobility Package.

They requests—detailed in an open letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker—are as follows:

  1. To decarbonise by 2050, and considering an average 15-year lifetime for vehicles, all new vehicles that enter Europe’s roads should be Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) by 2035.
  2. Considering announcements made by member states, municipalities and manufacturers, the EU should set a mandatory sales target for Zero Emission Vehicles for 2025 and 2030.
  3. It is equally imperative that ambitious CO2 targets are set for cars, vans and later for trucks and buses.
  4. The current range of ZEVs is between 200 and 450 km. Parity for cost of ownership compared to combustion vehicles is expected early in the coming decade.
  5. Essential for mass uptake of ZEVs is a high-power charging network as well as a hydrogen refueling infrastructure.
  6. A transition to ZEV would lead to a 1% increase in GDP and create two million additional jobs.
  7. An EU value chain for ZEV will drive innovation towards the next generation of batteries and fuel cells.
  8. Without critical mass in the ZEV market, growth and value for this sector will remain in other world regions.

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