Electric vehicles rollout in Europe: What energy regulatory regime?

ProvincieBrabant Flamand (VBR)

The European drive to decarbonise is now firmly part of the EU’s policy agenda. It is underpinned by the Energy Union proposals and the well-known target to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. However, whilst industrial emissions show a 38% drop since 1990, transport emissions have gone up by 9% in the same period. As concerns regarding particulate pollution grow, with major cities proposing penalties or bans on older petrol and diesel vehicles, it seems credible that Europe could see significant growth in the rollout of EVs in the 2020s. This development will have a substantial impact on energy systems and markets, and some incentives and regulatory regimes and tools may be needed to manage the rollout of EVs in an optimal way.     In light of this, CERRE will present the results and policy recommendations of its new report ‘Electric vehicle rollout in Europe: towards an improved regulatory regime in the energy sector’.
This new report, led by CERRE Joint Academic Director, Professor Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr (University of Oslo) and CERRE Research Fellow, Professor Fridrik M. Baldursson (Reykjavik University) with the help of Ewa L. Carlson (Reykjavik University) is designed to investigate the necessary improvements to the energy regulatory regime in view of the substantial rollout of electric vehicles in Europe. The study will explore the consequences of this expansion on the energy systems and markets, and will suggest actions to be taken to enable a swift and optimal rollout. Confirmed speakers to-date include academics and representatives from: -  ARERA, the Italian energy regulator-  Powerdale-  Sibelga-  University of Oslo-  Reykjavik University  Join key actors from the energy and mobility sectors including industry players as well as regulatory authorities, government agencies and representatives from the EU institutions to debate the findings of this new research project.
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