With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Cleaner transport in Europe
Europe will see more than half a million electric vehicles (EVs) on its roads by the end of 2016, as revealed by a study conducted by Transport & Environment (T&E), an organisation that campaigns for smarter, cleaner transport in Europe.
Including Norway (and other non-EU members) Europe is the second largest market for purely electric cars in the world.
According to Julia Hildermeier from T&E, the electromobility revolution is underway and Europe is well placed to take a leading position. To fully grab this chance, Europe needs ambitious European CO2 limits, specific targets for EV sales, the expansion of EV charging infrastructure, the ban of diesels from the cities, as well as tax breaks for battery electric vehicles.
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months