First international e-mobility summit to be held in Malta

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The first international e-mobility summit is set to be held in Malta on March 8th, 2019. The summit, hosted at the InterContinental Arena in St. Julian’s.

The event is expected to bring together global e-mobility industry players such as electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers and suppliers, as well as Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and MEP Miriam Dalli, better known for her role in securing consensus on stricter emissions standards in the across the European Union (EU) by 2030 during the union parliament’s vote in October 2018.

The EU is targeting a 45% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030 and e-mobility is a focal technology. The International Energy Agency predicts that the number of EV’s on EU roads will grow from 2 million in 2016 to 70 million in 2025.

EV pricing in 5 European countries has already reached parity with conventionally-fuelled vehicles.

The summit will allow policy makers and industry stakeholders to examine issues such as the barriers to consumer understanding of the benefits of EV adoption.

The event will also focus on autonomous mobility technologies, interconnectivity in the sector, industry innovations, blockchain in the automotive sector, energy storage, and power distribution.