Focus on Light- and Heavy-duty vehicles
Sunday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 24
Werder (Havel), Germany
The second Transatlantic Transportation Decarbonization Summit will bring together government, industry, and thought leaders to accelerate one of the most important mechanisms for climate change mitigation: the electrification of all on-road vehicles.
As this critical decade speeds ahead, the transition to zero-emission transportation must accelerate. Major markets across North America and Europe have introduced and begun implementing leading-edge policies and regulations. Critical to our success globally is strong participation across the Atlantic. With input from six key government advisors, California, Canada, Germany, the European Commission, the United Kingdom, and the United States, we are staging an event to nurture deep conversation, relationship building, and ultimately problem-solving collaborations.
Hosted by Agora Verkehrswende and the International Council on Clean Transportation, the Summit will take place at Precise Resort Schwielowsee in Weder (Havel), Germany, from May 21st through 24th, 2023.
This year, our agenda follows what is essentially the life cycle of a vehicle. There are decarbonization opportunities at every stage, and while always intertwined and overlapping, the solutions needed are distinct. On the first day, we will have solution-oriented discussions covering topics that include mining the raw materials needed to build electric power trains, distribution of technology throughout the globe, and ensuring a just transition for the millions of workers tied up in the vehicle supply chain.
How do we ensure there is a robust market for the electric vehicles being produced? Building infrastructure to support EV use, equitable access, and consumer trust will require a panoply of solutions. On day two, we will turn our attention to scaling the demand side. We will discuss how to increase the percentage of sales to 100% electric in time to meet our climate commitments and handle the growing need for scrappage and recycling of vehicles and their batteries.
Sunday, May 21st
Welcome reception and dinner
Monday, May 22nd
Regulatory landscape in major markets: Where are we now and where are going?
Updates on regulations in major markets
This session will focus on updates – since our last Summit – on policies recently adopted and under development from both sides of the Atlantic. In addition, we will cover a high-level outlook on electrifying the transport sector, its challenges, and ways ahead.
Collaboration: How can we jointly work towards a sufficient supply of batteries and electric vehicles?
Transatlantic collaboration: A just transition in an industrial transformation
Global collaboration: Working together at a global scale
Tuesday, May 23rd
Moving beyond early adopters: How can we improve demand for electric vehicles?
Focus on private consumers
Now that electric vehicles have established a foothold in many major markets, the next step is scaling to the masses. What can been done at national and local levels to address the demand side? This session will cover policies such as bonus-malus or feebate systems, the idea of ‘social leasing’ and further equity considerations. In addition, how a fair and transparent pricing system for EV charging can help to convince a majority of consumers to opt for zero-emission vehicles at point of purchase.