The European Climate Foundation presented at the EU Transport Conference, Moving Europe Forward  with Clean Transport Vehicles, on October 21 in Brussels, their latest study on savings in oil imports by investing in clean transport ; the 95g/km emission target already lead to 280.000. Electrification (including hydrogen) could lead to an additional 200.000 jobs. Overall the integratinh of clean technology could lead to 800.000 jobs in 2030.

Georg Frank, senior manager of FC Advanced Engineering and Research, who presented the Daimler view, indicated that the EU’s CO2 emission reduction targets for transport in 2050 of 60% can not be reached without the use of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). Akihito Tanke, vice president Toyota, indicated Toyota’s interest in supporting European H2 mobility partnerships as in Germany, UK and Scandinavia to demonstrate the role of FCEV in reducing emissions.

Pierre Etienne Frank, chairman of the Fuel cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking referred to the longtime presence of hydrogen in various industrial operations and first residential fuel cell installations. He indicated the need to include hydrogen next to electricity in the super credit system of EU’s car emission policy.