The change in the lifestyle and the necessity of finding fast and effective mobility solutions with the aim of reaching green targets, mirrored in ground-breaking innovations in this industry. Advancing autonomous driving, connected vehicles, sustainable and smart city transportation, and the use of mobility as a service (MaaS) are just few of the components of the emerging strong industries’ synergy.
Moreover, there is a growing interest in the development and use of assisted driving and increasingly automated vehicles. Meanwhile, concerns over safety and security issues of past years indicate that the overall road infrastructure, the availability of e-charging points, the prices of electric vehicles and their current autonomy are still to be improved and implemented at large scale.
To highlight the evolution of e-mobility and green-mobility segments, THE DIPLOMAT-BUCHAREST & AUTOMOTIVE-TODAY organize the second edition of GREEN MOBILITY in 2022, on October 13th, at Grand Hotel (former InterContinental) in Bucharest.
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:10 OFFICIAL OPENING E-MOBILITY FORUM
09:10 – 10:45 PANEL I GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND PUBLIC POLICIES
- ANDREI ANTIPA, Vice-president, Environment Fund Administration (AFM) Romania
- RĂZVAN CRĂCIUNESCU, Associate Professor, 5G/6G Lab Coordinator, Politehnica University of Bucharest
- TOBIAS MATTER, Head of Bosch Engineering Center Cluj
- SIMONA ALMĂJAN, Country Manager, NXP Semiconductors Romania
- CRISTIAN MIHALY, Country Head, Vitesco Technologies Romania
- CORNELIU BODEA, President, Adrem
- ROXANA CAPĂTĂ, Managing Director, Ford Romania Services
- ADRIAN SANDU Secretary General, Member of the Board, ACAROM (Panel I Moderator)
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY: THE VOICE OF AUTHORITIES AND INDUSTRY LEADERS
There is a strong shift, especially in urban areas, of the demand for smarter, more efficient means of transportation. This shift in transportation emphasised the initiatives for green transformation of transportation of the mobility sector. At the end of 2020, the EU Commission published its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy for the next four years, in line with the European Green Deal’s 80% emissions cut target by 2050. To make this happen, new infrastructures such as available and efficient charging networks and hydrogen distribution networks need to be developed and widely deployed. The guidelines of the automotive industry and the EU’s current regulations stand for the good practices and shape the green design of the overall mobility.
SMART MOBILITY: FUTURE EXPECTATIONS VS. PRESENT REALITY
The mobility of the future will be more diverse, more intelligent, more shared, and cleaner. “The future of sustainability begins with mobility,” says the UN’s World Economic Forum. In this future, the car will still play a major role – but it will no longer be as important as it is today. According to the “Mobility Futures” study by the British market research company Kantar, 51 percent of mobility in large cities worldwide is still done by car. In 2030, this figure is expected to be 46 percent – but then increasingly with cars that are shared, electric and autonomous. However, the future of mobility has to adjust to the particularities of each country, region and community and has to resonate with their needs.
THE NEW URBAN MOBILITY: GREEN INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND TECH-BASED APPLICATIONS
The mobility patterns of the users have changed, with the young generations being the early adopters of everything that is new, tech-based and ready to use. E-mobility and shared transportation models form a suitable symbiosis for private investors. Electric vehicles and micro-mobility are also enjoying synergies. The tech investors, start-ups and software producers are highly connected to the needs of the automotive and e-mobility sectors and enable businesses to launch and scale EV and charging points solutions.
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 PANEL II: DEVELOPING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GREEN MOBILITY
- CONSTANTIN ICHIMOAIEI, Executive Manager, ABB Romania
- ANA-MARCIANA ÖZMEN, Secretary of the Committee on Industries and Services, Deputy, Chamber of Deputies, Romanian Parliament
- OCTAV ANDREI BACIU, Green & Tech Project Manager, ENGIE Romania
- ADRIANA IACOB, Project Manager, Enel X Way
- MIHNEA CĂTUȚI, Head of Research, Energy Policy Group (EPG) (Panel II Moderator)
CURRENT STATE OF CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
To meet the ambitious CO2 reduction goals, the European automobile manufacturers are calling for drastic action on charging infrastructure. It is now vital that all the framework conditions for going fully electric are put in place – including the roll-out of a EU-wide network of charging and refueling infrastructure and access to the necessary raw materials.
RETAILERS GOING ALL GREEN
Electric mobility needs the involvement of all stakeholders, and retailers can play a decisive role in the development of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Romania. More and more hypermarkets and shopping centers in the country offer charging stations for customers, and this is just the beginning.
IS THERE A FUTURE FOR HYDROGEN-BASED MOBILITY?
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) and the associated refueling infrastructures are currently in the very early stages of the market introduction. The current priority is to introduce vehicles in markets where a strategy is in place to support their use with an appropriate infrastructure for hydrogen fuel supply, distribution and sale.
Inevitably in the early years this infrastructure will grow slowly as the demand for vehicles raises. During the introduction phase (i.e until 2020), the number of stations will remain low but will increase faster than the demand for hydrogen to ensure an adequate hydrogen refueling network coverage allowing FCEV sales to a broader market.
12:00- 13:00 Networking Lunch