EU Commission and 24 nations aim to drive EV uptake

The European Commission and 24 countries are targeting at least 30% of new electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030. The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) ‘EV [email protected]’ initiative aims to support […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The European Commission and 24 countries are targeting at least 30% of new electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030.

The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) ‘EV [email protected]’ initiative aims to support the market for electric passenger cars, light commercial vans, buses and trucks and work towards the deployment of charging infrastructure to supply sufficient power to the vehicles.

It also seeks to expand research on scaling up EV deployment, including topics such as policies, barriers to adoption, grid integration and load management.

A Global EV Pilot City programme will be established to reach 100 EV-friendly cities around the world over five years.

Some of the 24 nations include Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, UK and the US.

Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA said: “Despite the progress so far, electric vehicles still have a long way to go before reaching a scale that would make a significant dent in global oil demand growth and greenhouse gas emissions. But Electric Vehicle Initiative’s latest campaign can provide a significant boost to this critical market.”