The vice president of DWV, the German hydrogen and fuel cell association, Andreas Ziolek, and EHA’s executive director Marieke Reijalt presented the third EHA/DWV strategy paper “Energy Infrastructure 21” to Philippe Jean, responsible director for the new EU Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles Strategy of DG Enterprise and Industry at the EHA/HyER (formerly HyRaMP) Electric Transport Infrastructure seminar in Brussels.
Local initiatives to integrate electric transport applications in urban transport systems are accelerating throughout Europe. Electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells require the development of a new sustainable refuelling infrastructure that makes the most efficient  use of local primary energy sources including renewables. The EHA, in collaboration with HyER (formerly HyRaMP), the West Midlands in Europe office and with the support of ERTRAC and the Joint Undertaking for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, organised a seminar on March 23 presenting an update of activities in EU programmes that support the development of both battery and fuel cell powered vehicles and infrastructures. Presentations of  local and regional initiatives included insight in local activities that are already integrating both technologies into their public fleets. A panel of EU officials responsible for EU’s transport policy and industry experts addressed how to best coordinate and accelerate the creation of an efficient electric transport system. The EHA strategy paper can be dowloaded here.