Road Transport Technology in the Fit for 55 Package Proposal –
A Research Perspective
We are currently at a crossroads to take actions on climate change and the ‘Fit for 55 Package’ will drive the European efforts to become the first continent to become climate-neutral by 2050. Between the revision of existing climate and energy regulations and the adoption of new policies, this ambition could be an opportunity to modernize our economy and give European businesses an innovative and competitive edge, but only if policy ambitions are rooted into research and development, technology assessment and appropriate implementation.
The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) has committed to the objective of a carbon-neutral road transport system by 2050. When looking at the Fit for 55 Proposal, ERTRAC identifies a number of key research and development efforts that need to be addressed to achieve the objective of carbon-neutrality of road transport within the given timeframe. In order to tackle the climate change challenge as quickly and efficiently as possible, Europe needs Research and Development (R&D) on all technologies that provide decarbonisation benefits in the short and medium term, for both new vehicles and the existing fleet. The electrification of road transport is the number one solution, but with still many challenges, and other renewable energies require research efforts too.
The ITRE Committee is a key actor for the Fit for 55 Package. With representatives from the ENVI Committee and experts, this event will provide insight into how to turn Europe’s potential into action.
WELCOMEDr PAUL RÜBIG
President of SME Connect;
OPENINGIuliu WINKER MEP
PRESENTATIONDR.- ING. STEPHAN NEUGEBAUER
Chairman, ERTRACDr. SIMON EDWARDS
Global Director, Technology, RICARDO
REACTIONSDominique RIQUET MEP (TBC)
TRAN CommitteeIsmail ERTUG MEP (TBC)
TRAN CommitteeErik BERGKVIST MEP (TBC)
TRAN & REGI Committee; Board Member SME Connect
MODERATIONDr Horst HEITZ
Chair of the Steering Committee, SME Connect
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