News 10 Jan 2013

Common Statement - Platform for the electrification of surface transport

The European Commission’s 2011 Transport White Paper lays out the stark challenges facing the transport sector: it depends on oil and oil products for 96% of its energy needs and has contributed negatively, so far, to climate policy goals.

Taking these challenges into account and recognising the importance of a competitive European transport equipment industry, our organisations are convinced that substantial electrification of the transport system is essential.