Press Release – Our Future is at Stake: We Cannot Delay the Ban on Sales of Fossil Fuels Vehicles.
AVERE strongly condemns delaying the decision to ban sales of internal combustion engine vehicles in Europe as of 2035.
To postpone this decision means to turn our backs on the commitment to the European Green Deal: it only proves we are straying off the path of decarbonisation and coming short of our responsibility to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. Furthermore, reopening the debate on a decision that all European institutions had already approved sets an extremely dangerous precedent for the credibility of those institutions and the functioning of the EU’s democratic processes.
Open call by industry to the European Commission to ensure all new freight trucks are zero emission from 2035 with a limited exception for vocational trucks
The upcoming review of the HDV CO2 standards will mark a defining moment for the European road freight sector. A zero-emission strategy for HDVs would encourage manufacturers within the EU to ramp up their electric and green hydrogen offerings, supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles in other markets that look to and rely upon vehicles from the EU. It will determine how fast the EU transitions away from polluting fossil-powered trucks to clean zero emission alternatives and if the EU will lead or be left behind in this inevitable industrial transition. We call on the European Commission to show leadership for the sake of Europe’s industrial competitiveness and climate-neutral future.
Open call to support a smooth transition to electric vehicles through easily accessible charging solutions on private property
We, as stakeholders from the entire e-mobility ecosystem, call on members of the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) to amend the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by setting ambitious and timely targets to support a smooth transition to electric vehicles (EVs) through easily accessible charging solutions on private property.
Open letter – joint response from the EV ecosystem to Commissioner Breton’s comments on e-mobility in POLITICO
We, as stakeholders from the entire e-mobility ecosystem, are writing to you to express our concerns over your most recent comments to Brussels media, in which you warned of “gigantic disruption” to the automotive sector in the face of reinforced car and van CO2 standards.
This “gigantic disruption” is in fact a major transition to a cleaner, more sustainable Europe in line with the legally binding obligations of the EU Climate Law. The phase-out of ICE cars and vans in 2035 – which was given a democratic mandate by the co-legislators just over one week ago and hailed as an example of European leadership ahead of COP27 – is crucial to provide certainty to investors, decision-makers and civil society.
Statement - The Critical Role of Smart Electric Transport in Addressing the Energy Crisis
Europe is going through its worst energy crisis since the 1970s. All levers must be activated to minimize its impact on European households and companies. We, the undersigned associations active in the e-mobility and wider energy ecosystem believe that demand-side flexibility measures are currently under-leveraged in the EU’s response. The smart electrification of road transport can and should play a critical role in support of electricity demand reduction, energy independence, and the integration of more renewable electricity into power grids thanks to the activation of demand-side flexibility.