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.

Show more | 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 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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Ekonews: Yes for ban on fuel cars, no for an extension of emission allowance system, European Parliament decides in the first round

The Fit for 55 package is designed to bring the EU to the already agreed target of a 55 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050. Specifically, the Czech Republic must reduce emissions by 14 to 26 percent by 2030 compared to 2005. How will the Czech Republic face this change and manage the transition to electromobility?

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Czech interests in the EU: MEPs support a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. What would the expected arrival of electric cars mean for the Czech Rep

The European Parliament votes to gradually tighten CO2 emissions for cars and trucks. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý gave an interview for the Czech Interests in the EU portal about the future of the car industry in the Czech Republic. How do Czech citizens feel about electric and hydrogen cars?

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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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Brussels will decide tomorrow whether to ban the sale of internal combustion engines

The magazine Flotila published an article written for about the ongoing debate on the change of emission limits for cars, for which our researcher Michal Hrubý provided a commentary on electromobility.

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PRESS RELEASE: Reducing transport emissions: the Czech used car market offers affordable cars also in the electric vehicle category

Read the press release prepared by our researcher Michal Hrubý based on an analysis he wrote in collaboration with data analyst Šarlota Smutná from The press release describes selected findings and data on the used car and electric car market in the Czech Republic.

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