Electric vehicles (EVs) are crucial for reducing the negative impacts of road transport on health, the environment, and climate. However, achieving sustainable road transport in Europe requires more than just EVs. We must consider the broader mobility system and emphasize alternative transportation modes. EVs in Europe emit fewer greenhouse gases, air pollutants, and noise compared to petrol or diesel vehicles. Although emissions are higher during production, the lower emissions during usage compensate for it over time. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), EVs’ greenhouse gas emissions are 17-30% lower than petrol and diesel cars. The life-cycle emissions of an average EV could be reduced by at least 73% by 2050. EVs are growing in Europe, accounting for 23% of new car registrations in 2022. However, a sustainable mobility system requires a combination of solutions like public transport, car-sharing, and alternative modes. To promote EV adoption, Europe uses measures such as financial support, charging infrastructure investments, and public procurement. Indirect consumer incentives and regulatory policies also play a role. Renewable energy is essential for the transport sector, with the EU reaching 10.2% renewable energy usage in 2020. Progress varies among member states.
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Project Title: Fabrication of Lightweight Aluminum Metal matrix composites and validation In Green vehicles Topic: LC-GV-06-2020 Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications.
This Project has received funding from the European Community’s H2020. Programme under the Grant Agreement No. 101007011. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only. Funding Scheme: H2020-LC-GV-2020