Electric vehicles rollout in Europe: What energy regulatory regime?

16/10/2019 - 09:00 to 12:30
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

The European drive to decarbonise is now firmly part of the EU’s policy agenda. It is underpinned by the Energy Union proposals and the well-known target to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. However, whilst industrial emissions show a 38% drop since 1990, transport emissions have gone up by 9% in the same period. As concerns regarding particulate pollution grow, with major cities proposing penalties or bans on older petrol and diesel vehicles, it seems credible that Europe could see significant growth in the rollout of EVs in the 2020s. This development will have a substantial impact on energy systems and markets, and some incentives and regulatory regimes and tools may be needed to manage the rollout of EVs in an optimal way.    

In light of this, CERRE will present the results and policy recommendations of its new report ‘Electric vehicles rollout in Europe: towards an improved regulatory regime in the energy sector’.

This new report, led by CERRE Joint Academic Director, Professor Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr (University of Oslo) and CERRE Research Fellow, Professor Fridrik M. Baldursson (Reykjavik University) with the help of Ewa L. Carlson (Reykjavik University) is designed to investigate the necessary improvements to the energy regulatory regime in view of the substantial rollout of electric vehicles in Europe. The study will explore the consequences of this expansion on the energy systems and markets, and will suggest actions to be taken to enable a swift and optimal rollout.

Confirmed speakers to-date include academics and representatives from:

-  Chargepoint
-  Powerdale
-  Sibelga
-  University of Oslo
-  Reykjavik University 

Join key actors from the energy and mobility sectors including industry players as well as regulatory authorities, government agencies and representatives from the EU institutions to debate the findings of this new research project.


Free for CERRE members and CERRE academics
Free for representatives from EU Institutions and from Governments
Fee for non-CERRE members and non-CERRE academics


Registration & welcome coffee


Welcome and introduction 

Bruno Liebhaberg

Director General,



Keynote address

Monique Goyens

Director General,



PART 1| Presentation of the report - case studies

Ewa L. Carlson

Assistant Professor,
Reykjavik University



Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr

Joint Academic Director, CERRE
Professor, University of Oslo


Reaction from the European Commission

Sabine Crome

Policy Officer, Retail Markets, Coal & Oil, 
DG ENER, European Commission


Coffee break
PART 2 | Presentation of the report - Recommendations for an improved regulatory regime enabling EVs rollout

Friðrik Már Baldursson

Research Fellow, CERRE
Professor, Reykjavik University



Light lunch



Patrick Claessens

Director, Network Access Management,



Maïte Jaureguy Naudin

Manager, Electric Mobility Roadmap,



Torsten Knop

Head, EU Regulation/Projects,



Maximo Miccinilli (moderator)

Director Energy,



Christelle Verstraeten

Senior Director, EU Policy,



Wednesday 16 October 2019, 9.00-12.30,
Le Bouche à Oreille, 11 rue Félix Hap, 1040 Brussels

CERRE members and nominated guests receive priority when registering. All other registrations are provisional until confirmed by email by CERRE. If you have any questions about your registration, or do not receive a confirmation email, please contact info@cerre.eu