Charging towards the future

Making EU infrastructure fit for the clean vehicle revolution

Programme 2019

CHARGING TOWARDS THE FUTURE: Making EU infrastructure fit for the clean vehicle revolution

After ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets for on-road vehicles, the European Union is bracing for the upcoming revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive. The updated legislation will need to ensure that EU transport networks are equipped and ready to welcome increased numbers of low and zero emission heavy-duty vehicles (HDV) across Europe in the coming years.

Are we anywhere close to where we need to be? Will the legislation be ready on time? Electricity, hydrogen or gas: which technology will win the green mobility race?

Top policy-makers and stakeholders will gather at the European Transport Forum in Brussels for a high-level debate on these and other related questions.

Registration and coffee
Introduction by Cathy Smith
09:10 Keynote address: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, European Commission (TBC)
09:25 Fireside chat Lars Stenqvist (Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group) and Claire Depré (Head Of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, European Commission)
09:45  Coffee break

Panel discussion

  • Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer, Volvo Group
  • Claire Depré, Head Of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport, European Commission
  • Ovarith Troeung, Director Green Mobility, ENGIE
  • Mathias Maedge, General Delegate, World Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
  • Johan Peeters, Global VP Sales & Marketing, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, ABB
  • European Investment Bank (Speaker TBC)
  • Member of the European Parliament (TBC)
11:40 Q&A
12:00 Concluding remarks
12:15 Walking lunch


Speakers #ETF2019

Claire Depré

Head Of Unit for Sustainable & Intelligent Transport

European Commission

Johan Peeters

Global VP Sales & Marketing, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure


Lars Stenqvist

Chief Technology Officer

Volvo Group

Maroš Šefčovič – TBC


European Commission

Matthias Maedge

General Delegate

World Road Transport Organisation (IRU)

Ovarith Troeung

Director Green Mobility


Speaker TBC

Member of the European Parliament

Speaker TBC

European Investment Bank

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