March 31 | 9.00 – 10.35 CET
On the road to climate neutrality
Powering zero emission vehicles
In order to align transport with the EU’s climate neutrality target, a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in this area will be required by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels) according to the Commission’s Fit for 55 Communication. Synchronising the roll-out of zero emission vehicles with the development of alternative fuels infrastructure and investment in new clean energy supplies is key to making this happen.
Shell and Mercedes-Benz have come together to help accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles, working to develop electric cars and charging infrastructure in tandem, supported by innovative technological solutions to overcome barriers to adoption.
The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) will be an important part of this journey to roll-out electric charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in line with demand. As the revision of AFIR is underway, the CEOs of both Shell and Mercedes-Benz will be joining EU policymakers to discuss how legislation can support and accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles in the EU.