Commissioner Oettinger inaugurates electric charging points

19/06/2012

Commissioner Oettinger inaugurated on 19 June two electric charging points in front of DG MOVE and DG ENER together with Vice-President Kallas under the framework of the MOVE project "Green eMotion". Commissioner Oettinger delivered a  short speech and "cut the ribbon". European officials, visitors and journalists were then able to charge their electric cars. Electro-mobility is one of the most promising technologies to make synergies between energy and transport policies. Electric vehicles offer the long-term prospect of ending our dependence on oil imports, facilitating the renewable energy integration into the grid and promoting new business models and technological development. The Commission needs to promote the development of adequate recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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