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Statement

Connie Hedegaard on the clean fuel strategy announced today

The future is here © George Hatcher

Siim Kallas, European Commission Vice-President responsible for Transport, today announced an ambitious package of measures to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. Connie Hedegaard made the following statement endorsing the strategy:

"We can finally stop the chicken and the egg discussion on whether infrastructure needs to be there before the large scale roll-out of electric vehicles. With our proposed binding targets for charging points using a common plug, electric vehicles are set to hit the road in Europe. This is climate mainstreaming in action. And a win for the climate, businesses, consumers and jobs."

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Last update: 21/03/2014 | Top