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European Green Cars Initiative: Multi-annual roadmap and long-term strategy

Pages: 79

Publication year: 2011

Tags: Co-modality, Competitiveness, Greening of transport, Urban mobility, Multimodal, Road

This multi-annual roadmap defines the common R&D objectives to be achieved by a broad group of stakeholders involved in the European Green Car Initiative. The objective of the European Green Car Initiative (EGCI) is to support Research and Development (R&D) on technologies and systems that are able to bring breakthroughs in the goal of Europe to achieve a greener road transport system, which is safe and reliable and uses renewable energy sources.

The Roadmap builds on the three pillars of electrification of road transport, long-distance transport and logistics and co-modality. It also gives recommendations on production, market uptake and regulatory framework conditions.

It has been prepared by the Adhoc Industrial Advisory Group, which gathers experts from the industries involved and represents four European Technology Platforms: ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council), EPoSS (European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration), SmartGrids (European Technology Platform for the Electricity Networks of the Future) and EIRAC (European Intermodal Research Advisory Council).