The European Electric Vehicles Conference 2011

When: 26 May, 2011   Where: Crowne Plaza Europa, Brussels
Hosted by The Centre for European Policy Studies and Forum Europe, the European Electric Vehicles Conference will take place on the 26th May 2011 in Brussels. The conference will analyse the key policy and business steps required to deploy electric vehicles on a commercial scale and will be of interest to stakeholders in the energy, transport and environment sectors.
The arguments surrounding how best to achieve a low carbon transport system in Europe are now well developed, however controversy over how best to proceed and where resources should be best allocated remains elusive. The drive to move from fossil fuels to electrically powered cars has been promoted by some as a silver bullet carrying both environmental and economic advantages, however there remain significant challenges before electric vehicles are rolled out on a commercially viable scale.
For more information look at the conference website.
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The European Electric Vehicles Conference 2011
Hosted by The Centre for European Policy Studies and Forum Europe, the European Electric Vehicles Conference will take place on the 26th May 2011 in Brussels.The event will analyse the key policy and business steps to deploy electric vehicles in Europe. More info >>
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European Hydrogen Association Contact Information

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