EU Policy Engagement

Together with partners and EV100 members, we are actively engaging the European Union to call for a legislation to accelerate the electric vehicle transition.

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Our activities

We set up an EV100 EU Policy Working Group in 2020 to provide a forum for discussion on how we can, with our members, support policies that accelerate the EV transition across the EU. 

Supporting T&E's 2035 ICE phaseout campaign

In April 2021, we joined our partners at Transport & Environment to call for an EU-wide phase-out date for the sales for new internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger cars and vans by no later than 2035. 9 EV100 members also supported the call, including Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Iberdrola, Ingka Group, LeasePlan, Lime, METRO AG, Novo Nordisk, Sky Group and Vattenfall.

EV100 letter to EU Commissioners on Fit for 55 Package

In May 2021, EV100 with the support of 10 EV100 members sent a letter to EU Commissioners to call for ambitious electric vehicle legislation as part of the Fit for 55 Package. As part of this letter, we advocated for: strengthened CO2 emission performance standards aligned with a phase-out date of new ICE vehicles for no later than 2035; revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive to support greater charging infrastructure deployment; exclusion of road transport from the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; among other policy recommendations. This letter was signed and supported by Energias de Portugal (EDP), E.ON, Iberdrola, Ingka Group (IKEA), LeasePlan, Lime, Novo Nordisk, Tesco, Unilever and Vattenfall.

You can read our initial response to the release of the Fit for 55% Package here.

EV100 letter to MEPs

In December 2021, EV100 with the support of 12 members wrote to key policymakers in European Parliament to call for the ambition of the European Commission's Fit for 55 Package proposals to be maintained and strengthened in several areas. This includes maintaining the 2035 phase out date for ICE vehicles and including ambitious interim targets, as well as strengthening the proposals on charging infrastructure. This letter was signed by An Post, Currys, Danfoss, Delta Electronics, Grundfos, Iberdrola, Ingka Group (IKEA), LeasePlan, Novo Nordisk, Unilever, Vattenfall and Zurich.

You can read the letter and our recommendations here.

Open industry call to members of the European Parliament and EU Governments on Fit for 55 Package (May 2022)

In May 2022, in partnership with Transport & Environment we called for EU Parliament and Member state support for the Commissions proposed EU-wide phase-out date for the sales for new internal combustion engine (ICE) passenger cars and vans by no later than 2035. 13 EV100 members supported the call, including An Post, Currys, Danfoss, EDP Grundfos, Iberdrola, LeasePlan, Novo Nordisk, Solar Group, Tesco, Unilever, Vattenfall and Zurich.

Supporting T&E's call on ending the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and rejecting all attempts to exempt vehicles running on e-fuels

In October 2022, EV100 co-signed a letter alongside Transport & Environment to reject exempting vehicles with combustion engines running on e-fuels after the 2035 cut-off date.

The letter also had the support of ECOS, Iberdrola, ChargePoint, EVBOX, Volvo, UFE, FPPE, Vattenfall, Eurelectric, Greenway, ECI, Arrival, and Allego.

You can read the full letter here

Supporting T&E's call for a target for all new urban bus sales to be zero emission from 2027

In October 2022, EV100 co-signed a letter sent by Transport & Environment calling on the Commission to propose a target for all new urban bus sales to be zero emission from 2027. 

The letter had over 30 other signatories including cities Barcelona and Paris.

You can read the full letter here

Get in touch

If you're interested in finding out more about our EU policy work, please get in touch.