AEC2021 – Fit for E-mobility in 2030

December 13, 2021 – December 14, 2021 all-day
SQUARE Conference Centre, Brussels

AEC2021 will take place in Brussels on December 13-14 at the SQUARE Conference Centre.

Join the conversation on why the future of mobility in Europe is fully electric.

Save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more information and the opening of registrations.

2021 is the year when we have to set out a clear phase-out plan for the Internal Combustion Engine.

One of the essential objectives for this decade is to ensure that newly sold road vehicles in Europe are 100% electric by 2030.

This goal is rooted in the necessity to respond promptly to the climate crisis and reduce CO² emissions rapidly, and in the equally pressing need to improve air quality, the underlying cause of many health issues among the broader population.

AEC2021 will focus on how to attain this essential ambition, featuring keynote talks followed by cutting-edge roundtable discussions, with world-class presentations by internationally renowned speakers.

The conference will connect European policymakers, the EV industry, EV users and academia while providing a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded researchers and professionals from all over the world.

Don’t miss this unique chance to join the pivotal discussion on ending fossil-fuel-based transport in Europe!

Market transition: Do you want to know where the e-mobility market will head in the future? AEC2021 will showcase state-of-the-art EVs on the market and what can be expected to come.

Road transportation: AEC2021 will explore the opinions and expectations of EV users for the coming years, for example by looking at recent polls and market trends. Come hear them.

EV technology: How can we reach full electrification of newly sold vehicles by 2030? AEC2021 will illustrate the latest research and innovation findings that show the way.

Charging infrastructure: Join the dedicated discussion at AEC2021 on the growth of charging infrastructure, which needs to be rolled out holistically and in line with the growth of the number of EVs on the street.

Adapting legislation: Do you want to find your way in the current e-mobility policy landscape? AEC2021 will provide an overview of what is in place and what policies are missing to support a full transition.

Renewable energy: Come to AEC2021 to discover how e-mobility fits into the global energy ecosystem of Europe, which needs to rely on electrification powered by renewable energy sources.

Recycling: AEC2021 will be the place where you can discuss the value chain supplying raw material and components of EVs like batteries, looking at all its stages from mining to end production and recycling.

Education: Is reskilling the sector’s key to success? AEC2021 will present how consumers can be better informed about the many advantages of owning and using an EV in comparison to an ICE vehicle.



Day 1
Status Quo 2021

–  The AEC2021 will open with an overview of the status quo: where do we stand on e-mobility at the end of the year 2021

– Have the currently announced measurements already brought us closer to a full phase-out of internal combustion?

EAFO will present a thourough analysis of the EV market, from public charging points to a complete overview of all transport modalities.

– Today we have 322,783 public charging points available in Europe. So what enabled the Netherlands to become the frontrunner, as it currently hosts 81,814 of those charging points? (EAFO data 30/06/21)

Policy Year 2021 towards 2050

– Policy measures are key to decarbonising transportation. Did the Fit for 55% package set the right framework for the end of the ICE age? Policymakers from different levels will share their insights on the AFID/AFIR, CO2 standards, REDIII, etc.


Day 2
The Supply Chain & Employment

On day two, the event will look at the most predominant question for the industry today:

– As Europe moves ahead with electric mobility and towards the end of internal combustion, every producer and user will eventually make the switch. So how do we get there?

– Roughly 12 million road vehicles are sold each year in the European Union. Can we electrify them all? Or do we need to switch to other transport modalities?

– Building a fully electrified future for road transport means a significant expansion of the supply chain to develop batteries and other components.

– A battery needs more than lithium, nickel and cobalt. It also requires specific components linked to the different chemistries.

The morning program will address the following questions:

– What is the financial impact of the changes that will lead to the switch in the industry? How can they be financed?

What’s the employment impact of the industry’s switch? How can we ensure Europe has the qualified workforce it needs to produce the EVs to decarbonise transport? Training and education are a fundamental part of this process.

748,107,649 Europeans need to make the switch

The afternoon program will debate these and other questions:

– How will consumers need to be supported?

– All the planned changes in policy and industry will have an impact on the daily life of vehicle users. How to ensure drivers welcome the end of internal combustion and switch to electrification. Are all their needs answered in an appropriately consumer-centric way?

– What is the role of AI in making this major mobility shift possible?