Brief
 
Electric Cars: a Driver of Europe’s Energy Transition
At a time when China is leading the transition to electric vehicles, Europe is at risk of lagging behind. In order to push European manufacturers to be proactive players in the transformation of the automotive industry, the EU must adopt ambitious measures.
|   16/10/2017             |   Emilie Magdalinski   |   Thomas Pellerin-Carlin             |   Energy and environment
Brief
At a time when China is leading the transition to electric vehicles, Europe is at risk of lagging behind. In order to push European manufacturers to be proactive players in the transformation of the automotive industry, the EU must adopt ambitious measures as a priority, measures which will play a major part in modernising the European economy, creating quality jobs, fighting climate change, facilitating the rise in renewables and improving air quality for all Europeans.
In this tribune, Emilie Magdalinski and Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, research fellows at the Jacques Delors Institute, show that electrification is part of the solution for the automotive industry despite obstacles to its development, and put forward concrete measures to initiate the full deployment of electric vehicles and thereby make European industry a global leader in this field.