Position Paper: The Electrification of the Vehicle and the Urban Transport System

Through the European Green Car Initiative (EGCI), the European Commission announces its focus on Electrification of Road Transport in a coordinated manner.

As a way to support the European Commission on such a long-term objective, the European Automotive Manufacturers in EUCAR have seen the need to formulate and agree on the R&D issues that are of common concern and of key importance for the wide dissemination of electric vehicles. For this purpose, EUCAR established a Task Force of experts from the vehicle manufacturers in early 2009 to analyse and formulate the R&D needs in a short, medium and long term perspective.