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Event on the potential of Light Electric Vehicles to mitigate climate change and replace car journeys


The transition to a climate-neutral society is an urgent challenge and an opportunity to build a better future for all. But how do we get there? So far, much of the emphasis in Europe has been on the shift to electric vehicles, which is certainly welcome. However, while we may see more electric vehicles on the roads, we are further locking in a transport infrastructure predominantly dedicated to large vehicles such as cars, without the parallel development of alternative transport types that are suited to the urban environment.

The German research center and NDC ASPECTS' consortium member DLR has authored a report on the contribution of Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) in replacing car journeys and cutting more deeply into CO2 emissions, creating greener and more liveable spaces. Results suggest that LEVs can have a substantially positive impact on climate change mitigation, transport, as well as on the health and well-being of Europe’s citizens. However, this impact is conditional to the right policy environment across cities, Member States, and the EU and requires increasing ambition in terms of promoting LEVs. This analysis will be followed up in the context of NDC ASPECTS to evaluate the mitigation potential and the impacts of LEVs on a more global scale.

The report was commissioned by LEVA-EU, the trade body for the LEV sector, and will be presented and discussed at an event on 24 March 2022 in Brussels. For more information and for registering for the event, visit the following link: