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E-mobility is the most rapidly growing trend in European transport right now - and it is only set to accelerate in coming years. In fact, in order to fulfill the ambition of the green deal and decarbonise its transport system by 2050, the EU must only sell zero-emission vehicles from the early 2030s onwards.

However, reaching this aim is only possible if there are sufficient opportunities to charge all these vehicles. The electric revolution in road transport must be supported by a rapid and widespread roll-out of charging infrastructure!

The upcoming revision of the Alternative Fuels Directive (AFID) is therefore absolutely key to phasing out ICE vehicles by 2030, and to fully decarbonising road transport by 2050. Binding targets for each member state are needed to ensure Europe can deliver on its climate commitments. The charging environment across Europe must also be more consumer-friendly, seamless, interoperable, and easy-to-understand for everyone.

This webinar will take a deeper look at what we can expect from the AFID, and how it will be key to supporting the uptake of e-mobility.

Questions discussed may include:

  • Does Europe need an Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation?
  • Should the focus be exclusively on electric recharging infrastructure? Which other technologies are needed, and which should be excluded?
  • How many recharging points do we need?
  • What makes high-quality infrastructure and how to improve user experience at EU charging stations?

A comprehensive EV infrastructure is a backbone for the end of the ICE Age!


  • Arne Richters (Head of Public Affairs & Communication at Allego)

    Arne Richters

    Head of Public Affairs & Communication at Allego


    Arne Richters currently heads Allego’s Public Affairs and Communication department. As a seasoned professional he has worked in the EU transport and energy field for 2 decades, in various roles amongst others in the European Parliament, Toyota Motor Europe, Transport and Environment, Interel EU Public Affairs firm, ACEA and ChargePoint. Next to his current role he also chairs the Platform for Electric Mobility in Brussels, sits on the Board of Avere Europe on behalf of the Netherlands and is co-founder and member of the management committee of ChargeUp Europe. Arne is a passionate advocate for sustainable mobility and relishes feeding into policy that helps reduce both carbon and particulate emissions. When not at his desk Arne enjoys the zero emission power of wind, getting in as much sailing in whenever he can. Arne studied Policy and Management of International Organizations at the University of Groningen

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  • Quentin DUCREUX LEREBOURS (Co-founder of Chargeprice)


    Co-founder of Chargeprice

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  • Baerte Debrey (Chief International Officer - VP AVERE at Elaad)

    Baerte Debrey

    Chief International Officer - VP AVERE at Elaad


    Baerte de Brey works at Stedin, a Dutch DSO. Responsible for analyzing the long-term effect of electric mobility on the electricity grids, Baerte helps to build a sustainable business case around this transition. This includes vehicle2grids, solving regulatory barriers and cybersecurity.
    On behalf of Stedin, he is one of the executive board members of ElaadNL. ElaadNL is a collaboration of the Dutch DSO’s and the knowledge and innovation centre in the field of (smart) charging infrastructure. As an expert for the European Commission, he sometimes reviews collective European programs concerning EV interoperability and smart charging.

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  • Xavier Moreau (chair EV task force of smartEn at Nuvve)

    Xavier Moreau

    chair EV task force of smartEn at Nuvve


    With a background in customer experience in energy technologies, Xavier MOREAU develops energy innovation and marketing strategies.

    Xavier began his career as a management consultant. Then, with Schneider Electric, he directed global sales operations, coordinated electro-intensive key accounts, before eventually leading the strategy and marketing of its Electric Utility segment. Now a strategic advisor, Xavier develops for corporations and start-ups such as Nuvve, deep insights of complex changes in electric utilities and renewables industries. He carries out strategic market expansion initiatives.

    Xavier MOREAU chairs the EV task force of smartEn, the European business association for digital, decentralised and decarbonised energy solutions.

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  • Olivier Paturet (Head of Public Affairs EU at CharIN)

    Olivier Paturet

    Head of Public Affairs EU at CharIN

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  • Thomas Neumann (Policy Officer at AVERE)

    Thomas Neumann

    Policy Officer at AVERE


    As AVERE’s Policy Officer, Thomas leads the association’s work on all EU policy developments relevant to the deployment of electromobility.
    He will be the moderator for this webinar.

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