Europe’s transport and mobility sectors are at the start of an unprecedented transformation. For the vehicle industries, zero-emission mobility is the near future, demanding a significant restructuring of manufacturing and innovation processes. As data, AI and connectivity begin to deepen their integration with vehicles and transport networks, the potential to drive insights, efficiencies and services becomes ever more apparent, promising improvements to traffic management and safety while boosting and enabling European and global climate objectives.
Electrification is now also essentially mandated, with EU rules stating that cars and vans available on the EU market from 2035 must be zero-emission. The rules also state that there should be a 55 per cent cut in CO2 emissions for new cars sold from 2030 versus 2021 levels. While this will accelerate the transition towards electrification in the transport system in Europe, it also poses several critical questions for the automotive, energy, and broader industry ecosystems.