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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České zájmy v EU: Analysis: EU member states send a clear signal to industry with their decision on car emissions. The Czech Republic can profit from it

Michal Hrubý, the research fellow at EUROPEUM, is co-author of an analysis of a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the automotive industry published on the Czech Interests in the EU portal.

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iDnes: Have you banned combustion engines? Tax electric cars and abolish subsidies, Focus urges

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý is quoted in an article by iDnes.cz, which reports on the wave of emotions among motorists brought about by the recent approval of a ban on the sale of new cars and light commercial vehicles with internal combustion engines by the European Parliament. The German magazine Focus has come up with a series of proposals for politicians in this context, dominated by the message: 'There is no reason to subsidise electric cars, but rather to tax them'.

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EU MONITOR: Recharging the Czech EU Presidency

Czechia will enter its second round of the EU Presidency on the 1st of July. Despite the ongoing major shift toward e-mobility across the EU, no strong commitments are coming from the Czech government. The widely accepted milestone of 2035 for phasing-out the sales of new non-zero-emission cars is still perceived by many local policy-makers as unrealistic. Michal Hrubý, a research fellow at the Institute for European Policy, writes in his EU Monitor.

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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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Invitation: presentation of the study "Czech automotive industry in the process of change"

We would like to invite you to the presentation of the study on "Czech automotive industry in the process of change" with the participation of representatives of Boston Consulting Group, AutoSAP, EUROPEUM and LEEF Technologies. On Monday 13 June 2022 from 9.00-11.30.

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Decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry

After the successful delivery of last year’s project focused on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the climate team of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy leads its second round. This time, the project aims to use already acquired knowledge, contacts and resources to help create a conducive environment for discussion between the representatives of the industry and the public sector. It will also contribute to our understanding of the decarbonization pathways through evidence-based research. Lastly, the project aims to raise social awareness about the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition of the automotive industry by organizing events and media briefings. This year’s project will be shaped by the Czech Presidency of the European Council in the second half of the year.

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Deník N: The Green Deal is more important than ever, says the Decarbonising Automotive Transport conference

Our researcher Michal Hrubý attended the conference on Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport where he took part in the debate. We are on the threshold of a decision about the future of Czech car transport. Demand for electromobility is growing exponentially globally, as is the development of battery technology. In the future, these could become value-added products that will kick-start our economy and return the Czech Republic to a leading position in the investment environment. According to representatives of the European Parliament, the state administration, the automotive industry and independent experts on electromobility, it is now important for the Czech Republic to leave the scepticism of change behind and start educating and preparing for the decarbonisation of automotive transport. Not only for the environmental impact, but especially for the future competitiveness of the sector. This was stated in a debate at the Decarbonisation of Automotive Transport conference organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy on Tuesday 1 March.

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POLICY REPORT: The Perspectives of the Czech Automotive Industry’s Decarbonization - an updated review

Michal Hrubý, a research fellow from the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, has written a report on the development of the Czech automotive industry with regards to electromobility. In his research, he discusses its current state and possible decarbonisation in relation to transport emissions. The focus is mainly on the market for chargeable electric vehicles and two areas of interest - 1) decarbonisation of the transport sector and 2) maintaining the competitiveness of the Czech automotive industry.

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