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Government policy and regulations shaping the future of v2x

A study by SmartEN & DNV revealed the varied landscape of government policies and regulations in Europe regarding Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies. V2X, a revolutionary concept in the automotive and energy sectors, refers to the communication of a vehicle with any entity that may affect or be affected by the vehicle. This includes vehicle-to-grid (V2G), vehicle-to-home (V2H), and vehicle-to-building (V2B) technologies. Read More

Europe’s step toward bidirectional EV Charging

In a recent report published by SmartEN & DNV, the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and their integration into the European energy grid takes centre stage. The report emphasises the vital role of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies in achieving Europe’s ambitious decarbonisation goals. Read More

Bidirectional charging: Europe’s path to energy flexibility

SmartEN & DNV have outlined the critical role and current barriers to harnessing electric vehicles (EVs) for energy flexibility. The report highlights the potential of bidirectional charging, also known as vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G), in contributing to demand-side flexibility (DSF), a pivotal solution to Europe's growing energy flexibility needs. Read More

Key strategies to boost zero-emission off-road equipment

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a comprehensive briefing highlighting the urgent need and strategic methods to incentivise the transition to zero-emission off-road machinery. This shift is critical as the global market for off-road equipment, including agricultural and construction machinery, has significantly contributed to emissions growth over the past two decades. Read More

Post-consumer management of End-of-Life EV Batteries

The global scientific community stands united in acknowledging the anthropogenic origin of greenhouse gases (GHGs), particularly carbon dioxide and methane, leading to a notable increase in their concentrations in the upper atmosphere. This phenomenon has exacerbated the greenhouse effect, trapping heat and radiating it back towards the Earth's surface, resulting in a discernible impact on the planet's climate. The consequences include a surge in extreme weather events, prolonged droughts, widespread flooding, rising sea levels, and rampant wildfires. Read More

Major EV policies in China, US, and EU shape the future

A special report by BloombergNEF for COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, has highlighted key electric vehicle (EV) policies in three crucial markets: China, the United States, and the European Union, signalling a robust shift towards zero-emission road transport globally. Read More

T&E report: leasing companies key to EV affordability in EU

Transport & Environment (T&E) released a new report titled "How Leasing Companies Can Become a Key Driver of Affordable Electric Cars in the EU." This report emphasises the pivotal role leasing companies could play in accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), particularly for the used car market in Europe. Key insights from the report include: Read More

Europe faces triple challenge in securing critical minerals

Transport & Environment (T&E) has released a briefing highlighting Europe's urgent need to diversify and secure its supply of critical minerals in light of the increasing demand for green technologies. The paper outlines the challenges and strategic approaches required to ensure a stable supply of minerals like copper, lithium, and cobalt. Read More

E-Trucks lead in TCO efficiency, ICCT study reveals

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a new report, which provides a detailed analysis of the decarbonisation pathways for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe. This report, focusing on a total cost of ownership (TCO) comparison for various truck classes, offers critical insights into economically viable strategies for reducing carbon emissions in the heavy-duty vehicle sector. Read More

Germany advances in public EV Charging infrastructure

Germany has reached a pivotal moment in its journey towards sustainable transportation, surpassing 1 million battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on its roads as of December 2022. This achievement underscores the nation's commitment to its target of 15 million EVs by 2030, a crucial component of the European Union's broader goal of 30 million EVs across the bloc by the same timeline. Read More