EVENT:    13 Jul, 2021     Online, Webinar
eba250-483331598

EBA250 Virtual Meetup: The role of charging infrastructure in accelerating electric heavy-vehicles

EBA250 Virtual Meetups are open to all EBA250 members of our network  to get insights on latest development and important process impacting the development of the European Battery Allliance. The next online event will take palce on Tuesday 13 July, 13:00-14:30 CET and will focus on the charging infrastructure topic.

Electrification will be an important cornerstone in the sustainable, decarbonised transport system of the future. In this context it is important to highlight the increasing role that batteries play for heavy-duty- vehicles. When the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID) was adopted in 2014, the electric truck market was virtually non-existent. But with rapidly improving battery technologies combined with falling battery costs, electrification of heavy-duty vehicles is becoming a realistic and cost-efficient alternative for long-haul transport.

In fact, several major automotive players such as Volvo, Scania and Tesla are already developing battery electric vehicle (BEV) trucks for long-haul transport. More importantly, some of these are already taking sales orders.

However, a lack of charging infrastructure combined with a slow role-out of high-power charging stations could delay the adoption of electric heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).

This EBA250 Virtual Meetup continues the discussions on the importance of accelerating the role-out of a charging infrastructure initiated during our last meetup on 08 June. During this session, we will elaborate on the lessons we can learn from the developments within the electric passenger vehicles sector. We will also address the actions that are needed to develop a robust charging infrastructure for the heavy-duty vehicles segment.

Speakers
  • Anders Berger Ph.D., Director Public Affairs, Volvo Group
  • Dr. Patrick Plötz, Head of Business Unit Energy Economics, Fraunhofer ISI (TBC)
  • Lucien Mathieu, Analysis Manager, Transport & Environment
  • Lucie Beaumel, Director, EGVIA
  • Johan Söderbom, Thematic Leader for Smart Grids and Energy Storage, EIT InnoEnergy
  • Bo Normark, Industrial Strategy Executive, EIT InnoEnergy
  • Thore Sekkenes, EBA250 Programme Director, EIT InnoEnergy
Preliminary agenda
  • Welcome & introduction (EIT InnoEnergy, 5min)
  • HDV Market Outlook (EIT InnoEnergy, 10min)
  • Keynote on truck electrification and the need for charging infrastructure (Volvo, 15min+5minQ&A)
  • Truck Stop Locations in Europe (Fraunhofer ISI, 10min)
  • Panelists’ perspectives (15min)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A (25min)
  • Conclusion (EIT InnoEnergy, 5min)

 

Practical information

Date & Time: Tuesday 13 July 2021, 13:00-14.30 CET
Location: Online, Webex
Registration: Invitation only. Open exclusively to EBA250 members.

 

2021
3-4
Nov
The Business Booster 2021

EBA250 team will be present at The Business Booster – the annual two-day international…

Berlin, Germany
2021
13
Jul
EBA250 Virtual Meetup: The role of charging infrastructure in accelerating electric heavy-vehicles

EBA250 Virtual Meetups are open to all EBA250 members of our network  to get…

Online, Webinar
2021
27
May
Micromobility and the Green Deal: a Maturing Industry Fit to Tackle Local and Global Challenges?

EIT Urban Mobility and EIT InnoEnergy invite you to join the online event “Micromobility…

Online, Webinar
2021
15
Jun
Batteries Europe Workshop: A Holistic Approach to Battery Safety and Sustainability for Europe

Batteries Europe invites its stakeholders to save the date for the online workshop “A…

Online, Workshop
2021
26
Apr
Just Transition Platform – Coal Regions Virtual Week and Carbon-Intensive Regions Seminar

The third edition of the Just Transition Platform organised by the European Commission’s Directorates-General…

Online, Event
2021
5
May
Digitalisation of batteries for smart energy and transport systems

Welcome to the online workshop “Digitalisation of batteries for smart energy and transport systems”…

Online, Workshop
2021
27-27
Apr
Virtual Battery Exhibition 2021

Welcome to the Virtual Battery Exhibition 2021 organised by VDMA Battery Production and FVA…

Online, Conference & Exhibition
2021
22
Mar
Battery Summit

Organised by Battery Cluster Portugal, the Battery Summit invites everyone to discuss how batteries…

Online, Event
2021
12
Mar
European Commission Press Conference – EBA Ministerial Meeting

The European Commission will hold a press conference and present the outcome of the…

Online, Press Conference
2021
17
Mar
EU Industry Days 2021

How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable…

Online, Webinar
2021
15
Feb
Swiss Battery Days 2020/2021

The Swiss Battery Days provides young researchers, active in the field of battery materials…

Online, Conference
Scroll to Top