Background Study | Minerals and Metals for the energy transition

On Thursday 8 September 2022, a briefing was held under the leadership of the European Climate Foundation and with the support of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, entitled: "Do we have enough minerals and metals to achieve energy transition and electromobility?". The briefing also produced a short background study on Minerals and Metals for Energy Transition.

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CEENERGYNEWS | E-mobility, an opportunity for CEE: regional associations sign joint declaration

An article summarising the conference was published in the framework of the conference E-mobility: the Opportunity for Central Eastern Europe. An important milestone of the conference was the signing of a declaration by the leaders of the Czech Platform for Electromobility, the Polish Alternative Fuels Association and the Slovak Electric Vehicle Association.

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EURACTIV.cz | Battery-powered cars will be normal in 10 years' time, prices will fall, say analysts

On the occasion of the conference E-mobility: the Opportunity for Central Eastern Europe, a podcast has been created with our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová and researcher Michal Hrubý as guests. For example, they answer the following questions: Where does Europe stand with the development of electromobility today? Where to find the money for electrification?

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iDNES.cz: China's electric car wave will overwhelm Europe, warns analysis

The driving force of the electric car market is no longer Europe or the United States, but China. It is now trying to push its production into Europe, but the European current production infrastructure is not capable to face the challenge. While the debate about electric cars is mainly limited to environmental friendliness and price for consumers, the future of global competition is often neglected. This is what our researchers Vít Havelka and Michal Hrubý point out in a new analysis on electromobility. To safeguard its automotive industry, Europe needs to work on improving its battery production capacities, as well as its supply chains for primary raw materials, the experts say.

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E-mobility: An OPPORTUNITY for Central-Eastern Europe

We would like to invite you to a conference on the occasion of the Czech EU Presidency on the topic: E-mobility: an OPPORTUNITY for Central-Eastern Europe. The conference will take place on 17th October 2022, 13:00 - 16:00 at the European House, Jungmannova 745/24, Prague & online.

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E-mobility: An OPPORTUNITY for Central-Eastern Europe

Rádi bychom vás pozvali na konferenci u příležitosti českého předsednictví EU na téma: E-mobilita: PŘÍLEŽITOST pro středovýchodní Evropu. Konference se uskuteční 17. října 2022, 13:00 - 16:00 hod v Evropském domě, Jungmannova 745/24, Praha & online.

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iDnes.cz | The negotiations on Euro 7 are approaching. Will they put a stop to internal combustion cars in 2025?

Our researcher Michal Hrubý commented for the news portal iDnes.cz on the long-awaited Euro 7 emission standard. In his commentary, he mentions the circumstances of its negotiation and talks about its potential entry into force.

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Het Financieele Dagblad | The Czech Republic feels overtaken left and right

Our researcher Michal Hrubý spoke about the current state of the Czech automotive industry and the government's attitude towards its future reform for the Dutch daily Het Financieele Dagblad. Are we acting fast enough? And what position should we take now?

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Aktuálně.cz | Who will feed the hunger for electric cars - us or China?

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý is the co-author of a blog dealing with a currently much discussed topic - electromobility. In this article, the authors ask a fundamental question. What cars are now worth producing in the Czech car industry so that we don't cry over the profits?

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Hospodářské noviny: No, Brussels has not banned any cars. But the Czech government still needs to finally say a clear yes to electromobility

New cars sold in the EU after 2035 are to have zero tailpipe emissions. It is the electric cars only that meet the zero-emission criterion. The shift to electric vehicles will be what will help the Czech Republic maintain a stable position in the automotive value chain in the long term. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý wrote an article for Hospodářské noviny about the future of electromobility and the automotive industry in the Czech Republic.

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