EV Update: French Government Provide Major Stimulus for Electric Vehicle Industry in Europe

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EV Update reports that the French government’s recent announcement of stimulus measures to reinvigorate its ailing automotive industry represent a significant step forward for the development of electric vehicles in Europe.

EV Update: By increasing incentives for EV purchase and making around €350 million available for R&D for green transportation, the French have made a bold statement about the fundamental importance of electric and low emission to both the French economy and mobility in Europe.

Speaking on the measures, French industry minister Arnaud Montebourg said, "I want to refute the pessimists who say the French car has no future. It will have the future that we decide to give it”.

The future of mobility in Europe
A spokesperson for the government department set up by French President, François Hollande, to drive economic recovery told EV Update that, the plan sets out a “strategy for clean cars that will motivate auto makers”. This includes the ambitious target that 37% of all new vehicles sold in France this year to be classified as ‘clean vehicles’.

Furthermore, the French government has committed funds to boosting infrastructure for EVs, with the plan detailing a commitment to provide funding of around €50 million for an initiative, co-funded by European Investment Bank, to roll out charging points in France.

Roll-out infrastructure for electric vehicles
With such crucial investment in the electric vehicle technology and infrastructure it is imperative that the EV industry comes together to confront the key business and technology challenges to deliver value for both the government and itself through rolling-out an innovative, cost effective and popular EV infrastructure.

Smart EV Infrastructure & Business Europe 2012 is Europe’s premiere event to unite the most forward-thinking companies and speakers from across the electric vehicle ecosystem to discuss how to harness this crucial government investment to create a smart & interoperable European EV infrastructure. (http://www.evupdate.com/electricvehicleeurope/).

Industry leaders including, Peugeot Citroen, Nissan, RWE Effizienz, EDF, Smith Electric, Siemens, Schneider, FEDEX, AVERE, HUBJECT, Continental, General Electric, Green eMotion and many more, will address key EV industry challenges such as:

  •     Decipher how to bring interoperability to the European EV infrastructure space
  •     Assess the evolving business and use -cases for the deployment of a fast charging network
  •     Smart strategies to manage the impact of EV deployment on the grid energy consumption
  •     Results and key data from Europe’s largest and most innovative EV infrastructure projects

With 5 exclusive EV infrastructure case studies, 150+ executive delegates, 25+ senior-level telematics speakers and 18+ businesses-focussed sessions, Smart EV Infrastructure & Business Europe 2012 is the leading annual business focussed forum to unite the entire European electric vehicle industry.

What delegates have said about previous events:

Nissan attests, “Excellent conference, can't wait to attend again”.

Peugeot Citroen agrees, the event is a “fantastic opportunity to meet top industry figures in charge of developing electric vehicle infrastructure across the European market"

E.ON affirms, “Plug-In Electric Vehicle Infrastructure was the perfect opportunity to meet and network with knowledgeable EV professionals”.

For the complete Smart EV Infrastructure & Business Europe 2012 conference programme and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at http://www.evupdate.com/electricvehicleeurope/conference-event-brochure.php, or contact the EV Update team at europe@evupdate.com

Register before September 14th to join 150+ senior delegates and save €300 on event passes via the secure link: https://secure.firstconf.com/evupdate/electricvehicleeurope/register.php

About EV Update:
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Gareth Ragg
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