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Webinar - Developing electric vehicles: the crucial role of local entities

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Electric mobility is an important step towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Local authorities have been playing a crucial role in this transition and there is a lot to learn from their successful experiences.

The online event will provide an outlook into the challenges and opportunities offered by electric mobility to local authorities. How to promote it, how to implement the necessary changes into the grids, and what are the lessons learned from cities which have been promoting electric mobility already since several years.

CEDEC, the European Federation of Local Energy Companies, is co-organising the Covenant of Mayors webinar. CEDEC represents the interests of more than 1500 local and regional energy companies, serving 85 million electricity and natural gas customers & connections.


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- Daniel Petrovic, Project Engineer at Elnat, will present the Green Highway project: a fossil fuel free transport corridor, partnership between the three municipalities of Sundsvall, Östersund and Trondheim in Sweden.

He will focus on the investments that have been done, to demonstrate that in green technology they boost the economy and contribute to sustainable growth and reduced environmental impact.

- Onoph Caron, director at E-laad foundation, will show us how the public-owned DSOs (Distribution System Operator) in the Netherlands have been pro-actively mitigating the chicken and egg problem on the number of electric vehicles and charging stations, by deploying a public charging infrastructure, contributing to a larger market penetration.

- Rotterdam city representative (name tbc) and/or

- Florence city representative (name tbc)

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