Electric Vehicle Trends 2021: Subsidies and Models in Europe

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Electric vehicles and environmentally friendlier driving are gathering momentum all across Europe – especially in the largest mobility markets of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden. Compared to last year, the number of newly registered electric passenger cars in the EU has gone up by more than half in the second quarter of 2020, achieving a market share of 12 per cent of total registrations. Battery electric vehicles accounted for 55 per cent of this total (726,000).

Subsidies for electric vehicles are now widespread and are funded by federal, state, and city governments. To make the change easier for many drivers, they include subsidies for consumer purchases of EVs, subsidies for EV infrastructure, and other various side benefits to EV owners. The governments are promoting this subsidies for EVs as they reduce local air pollution, noise and carbon emissions, could use sustainable energy sources and also boost the rate of technological innovation and generate jobs. #ChargingTheFutureOfMobility

What can you expect in 2021 regarding to subsides provided for EVs and also smart charging infrastructure all over Europe? Which models will occur soon? And when is the right time to invest for you? Who’s better to answer this and further question as our todays expert, Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General of the European Association for Electromobility (AVERE).


Date Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Time 11:00am CET
Duration ca. 60 minutes
Fee Free of charge - limited participation
Speaker Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General, European Association for Electromobility (AVERE)
Moderator Roberto Russo, Project Development Power2Drive, Solar Promotion GmbH



Philippe Vangeel, Secretary General, AVERE


With great technology and brilliant people, Philippe Vangeel found his way as Secretary General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: electric vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as manager in the electronic sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary General of AVERE, he has worked an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector. 

Roberto Russo, Project Development Power2Drive, Solar Promotion GmbH


Roberto is an expert on the emobility and renewable energy sector. After his studies at the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany, and the Università Cattolica in Piacenza, Italy, Roberto worked as sales manager and senior consultant for various projects in emobility and sector coupling.

He has faced many challenges in the transition to emobility and built and implemented new EV sales strategies for brands like Tesla and Nissan. As part of a small team he was in charge of selling the limited production Tesla Roadster and launching Model S in Germany, but also worked on sector coupling projects like bidirectional charging and second life EV batteries and their effect on the power sector.

Roberto is your contact person if you’re looking to become part of the rapidly growing Power2Drive Europe.

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