27 October – 17:00-17:45 (CET)
On October 27th the Smart Mobility Embassy will bring together experts to discuss a common challenge: How can we prove that plug-in hybrid vehicles drive electric in Zero Emission Zones (ZEZ)?
In the Netherlands over 123.000 PHEV are currently on the roads. From 2025, zero emission zones will be introduced in 30 to 40 of the largest municipalities. In some cities we already have environmental zones and road authorities enforce their use based on automatic number plate recognition. The challenge for PHEV is to verify the current fuel (fossil or electric) when entering a ZEZ. What technologies can contribute to allowing PHEV into zero emission zones? How do you share information from the vehicle with the authorities? Can you make PHEV switch automaticly to electric when entering a ZEZ? Who is responsible for malfunctions in sensoring? And how to proof you did or did not comply to the regulations?
When we work together with other countries, we do what we have done for decades. We go on trade missions and search for opportunities, build relationships and do business together. This is a very successful strategy and a great opportunity to showcase a country’s unique proposition.
But it is time for a different approach! What if we can join forces, not based on our nationality but on our common purpose. A world where mobility means affordable access for all, with zero missions and without casualties.
We want to create opportunities that did not exist yesterday. We bring people, knowledge and expertise from different organizations and countries together. By having an international community, every challenge is tackled from different perspectives encouraging creative approaches and solutions. Therefore, the Mobility Embassy is creating new pies that can only be cashed in by working together.