While decarbonisation of the European transport sector remains a challenge for the upcoming years, EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and HE (Hydrogen Europe Association) signed a common paper aiming at clarifying the complementarities and specific nature of the technological areas covered by the two technologies.
29 & 30 November 2017 - Brussels. Registration is open!
The 3rd edition of the document is extending the outlook until 2030, such that it can serve as an input for the strategic discussion about the next Framework Programme.
European funded project results: Reduction of CO2 emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks
Invitation to international experts to assess EMEurope Call 2016 proposals. Deadline extended to 9 June 2017.
Award for young transport innovators!
The Call for Abstracts for the TRA2018 is open!
Digitalisation & Decarbonisation: towards the future European transport system - Outcome of ERTRAC's annual conference 2017
The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS network are calling for cities from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to become involved as leading city, take-up city or training participants.
TRA VISIONS 2018 invites Young and Senior researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts.
The European-funded competition TRA VISIONS 2018 has started its ideation phase. Young and senior researchers throughout Europe are invited to submit innovative concepts on future transport matters until the end of October 2017 in order to enhance efficient and sustainable transport and mobility of people and goods.
The new 10 year ETIP SNET Research & Innovation (R&I) Roadmap 2017-26 provides the system view to the entire energy transition by addressing a scope larger than smart electricity grids: It also encompasses interactions with the gas and heat networks and focuses on integration of all flexibility solutions into the power system, including energy storage technologies.
A call for Working Groups experts is about to be launched over the next month
EGVIA and ERTRAC are looking for an external support of their communication activities.
On October 12th, the European Commission and EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) organised a joint workshop for advanced automotive batteries research – European projects’ contributions to the key user requirements.
The European Commission updated the 2017 work programme of Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation scheme, which will invest €8.5 billion in research and innovation next year.
On 20th April - in the framework of TRA 2016 - EGVIA organised a successful workshop to present the main findings of the impact assessment of the European Green Cars Inititiative.
Download the final press release from TRA2016.
Launched at the peak of the financial crisis, in 2008, the European Green Cars Initiative has funded 113 collaborative R&I projects in various areas such as batteries ageing and energy density, safety improvement, lightweight vehicles, energy efficient long-distance transport …
The European Commission will award €1.5 million for the best technology retrofitting existing diesel engines without increasing fuel consumption; and €3.5 million for a fully innovative conventional fuel engine and powertrain technology for future vehicles. The expected impact is to reduce emissions of pollutants under real driving conditions to the lowest level possible while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The registration to the TRA - Transport Research Arena 2016 is now open.
TRA is the most important transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders: researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers. The 2016 edition will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 18th to 21st April2016.
Early birds are available until 15th February 2016.
EGVIA has nominated a new Chairman: Stephan Neugebauer, from the BMW group. Dr Neugebauer has been elected during the last EGVIA General Assembly meeting on 23rd October.
The EGVI Call and the Transport Work Programme 2016-2017 were officialy published by the European Commission on Wednesday 14th October.
On July 16th, the Joint Research Center and EGVIA signed a Collaboration Agreement on battery testing.
This edited volume presents research results of the PPP European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI), focusing on electric vehicle batteries.
A book presenting the proceedings of the EGVI PPP Workshop on 'Electric Vehicle Batteries: Moving from Research towards Innovation' has been published.
The ERTRAC 2015 Annual conference will take place on the 3rd of March 2015 in Brussels. This event will be organised with the support of EGVIA.
Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni (Valeo) was nominated Acting Chairman by the General Assembly of EGVIA. He succeeds Wolfgang Steiger (Volkswagen) who retired on 1st October after serving for many years as Chairman of the EGCI / EGVI PPP and EGVIA.
On the same occasion, the General Assembly endorsed three new members - Daimler Trucks, the University of Bologna, and the University of Warwick - bringing the EGVIA membership to 78 members. To see the full list of members, click here.
We wish them a fruitful collaboration within EGVIA, and express many thanks to Wolfgang Steiger for his dedicated work in initiating and guiding the EGCI / EGVI PPP and EGVIA over the past six years.
An Information Day on the Green Vehicles Initiative and other research PPPs was organised by the European Commission on 21 October 2014, in Brussels. The aim of this event was to give the research community an overview of ongoing activities in Horizon 2020, and to support the preparation of proposals for the 2015 calls.
A specific session dedicated to the Green Vehicles Initiative took place in the afternoon and was followed by a brokerage and networking event, supported by the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association.
The video of the event and the slides presented during the sessions are available for consultation.
The EGVI Expert Workshop on ‘Testing of Electric Vehicle Performance and Safety’ was organised on Thursday 3 July 2014, in Brussels.
More information about this event is available on the following webpage.
An EGVI expert workshop dedicated to the topic of 'Testing of Electric Vehicle Performance and Safety' will be held in Brussels on 3 July 2014. All experts of the stakeholder community of the European Green Vehicles Initiative are invited to propose a poster on testing activities related to the topic of the workshop.
TRA 2014 brought together almost 3,000 participants from Europe and beyond, and from various backgrounds, around the theme «Transport Solutions: From Research to Deployment».
This two-year project started on September 2013. It involves partners from Belgium, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Spain and Romania. And include European associations, industrial and academic partners. This project is funded by the European Commission (DG CONNECT - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology). Interested European SME or SME clusters willing to become part of the e-mobility SME community are welcome to register for the newsletter on the project website. There are also possibilities to join the project as an associated member.
The new EV City Casebook seeks nominations for 50 BIG Ideas that will shape the future of electric mobility. It aims at highlighting examples of transformative policies, technologies, projects and business models.
A European Green Vehicles Initiative expert workshop dedicated to the topic of 'post lithium ion batteries for electric automotive applications' was held in Brussels on 21 January 2014, with the objective to discuss the current state of European and national research activities in the domain, and identify the needs and challenges to be addressed in future European research and innovation projects in the framework of Horizon 2020.
The Information Days of the Research PPPs on Green Vehicles, Factories of the Future, Energy-efficient Buildings and Sustainable Process Industry were hold in Brussels on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 December 2013.
The European Green Vehicles Initiative contractual public private partnership was launched on Tuesday 17 December, with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mr. Wolfgang Steiger, representing EGVIA, and Mrs. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
The EGVI Call and the Transport Work Programme 2014-2015 were officialy published by the European Commission on Wednesday 11 December.