Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

Director-General D. Ristori – DG Energy of the EU Commission – and 

MEP Ismail Ertug will represent the EU Policy Makers

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Ahead of the « EUROBAT Election Manifesto Event » of Feb 19th, the Association is pleased to confirm the line-up of speakers, programme and timing.

We will look ahead towards the next European Parliament and Commission term and debate the policy needs of the European battery industry to keep contributing to jobs, growth and innovation in Europe. Batteries are at the heart of the energy and mobility transition from energy storage to electric vehicles, from communication infrastructure to logistics. Batteries will play a key role in future policy initiatives as regards decarbonisation of transport and energy systems as well sustainability.

EUROBAT President, Johann-Friedrich Dempwolff, will present the three policy core areas and recommendations to policy makers, which can help achieving the policy makers’ ambitious goals in terms of decarbonisation while at the same time boosting the European battery industry’s economic and technical performances. These are: including ALL battery technologies in the equation, emphasising on Europe taking the lead in sustainable battery design and production and establishing a clear regulatory frame work with no overlaps.

The first key note speech of the evening will come from Dominique Ristori, Director-General of DG Energy from the European Commission. He will elaborate on the role of batteries in the transition of energy and what the regulatory road map, enabling that transition.

MEP Ismail Ertug will deliver the second keynote speech, giving the view of the European Parliament on the topic.

The second part of the evening event will start with a panel discussion on legislative measures, needed to boost the EU battery industry. Apart of the two keynote speakers, also other representatives from EUROBAT, the Nickel Institute and Transport&Environment will assess the current status.

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Election Manifesto confirmed programme