Launch event for new study on low carbon cars, Nov 28

BEUC NEWS - 14.10.2016

On November 28, BEUC is organising an event on low carbon cars. During the evening we will launch a new study assessing the financial effects on consumers of lower carbon vehicles beyond 2020. The event will also allow for discussion and debate about the implications for the EU’s approach to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles.


According to EU Commission plans, by 2050 the transport sector’ CO2 target will be 60% below the 1990 levels. To achieve this goal, passenger cars will need to go through substantial technological improvements over the coming years. How will the rolling out of lower carbon vehicles impact the cost of owning or using a vehicle beyond 2020?

Confirmed speakers are Artur Runge-Metzger (European Commission, key note speech), Alex Stewart (Element Energy), Thorsten Wege (Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Netherlands), Boštjan Okorn, (Slovenian Consumers Association), Richard Knubben (Leaseurope), Christian Nobel (Cleaner Car Contracts/Natuur & Milieu), and Monique Goyens (BEUC). Journalist Arthur Neslen will be moderating the debate.

Practical info
Date: November 28, 2016, 17:15-21:00. Following the panel debate, there will be a cocktail reception
Venue: L42, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels
Registration here by November 15, on a first come, first served basis.

Final agenda to follow soon.

BEUC publications:
Sustainable Mobility: For consumers now and in the future
CO2 emissions target for passenger cars for 2025: delivering value to consumers