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Zero emission-branded electric misleading : Consumers

More for consumers on the benefits of electric is urgently required, said s biggest motoring consumer yesterday (19 May).

EU policymakers are to boost the take-up of electric across the European Union as a means of reducing the bloc s CO2

EU policymakers are pushing to boost the of electric vehicles across the Union as a crucial means of the bloc s CO2 emissions,

But consumer yesterday warned that commercial and political pressures to battery electric vehicles as emission vehicles are misleading for

While supporting the push electric vehicles, our clubs are for greater transparency and consistency in the rating of plug-in vehicles, Werner Kraus, a president of the FIA ( Internationale de l Automobile ), which 35 million consumers and counts 71 motoring and touring clubs its members.

Despite recognising that the of transport has a key role to play in the of the transport industry, primarily by oil dependence, the FIA warned that the price of electric vehicles is too high to favour their market uptake.

Total costs also have to be and clearly presented to consumers, the added, warning starkly consumers will not automatically the switch to electric vehicles as as they see a financial disadvantage.

Car manufacturers themselves seem to The key is to do this without frightening away. Customers must be and not rushed too fast, said Steyer, in charge of developing cars at Renault.

Maybe is room for something very to rewrite the design rules can be found from electric. So far we can t it, though. But it is certainly possible in the thanks to the changes and possibilities of technology, he told a conference in recently.

Reaching out to consumers

meanwhile, remain uncertain electric cars, and even authorities are unsure about new technologies they should be

Raising awareness is the key. has to be done to explain to consumers the of new low-carbon technologies, Kraus this week s annual FIA Club Conference in Estoril, (18 May).

Others, meanwhile, warn electric vehicles may not be as green as seem.

Dudley Curtis, manager at Brussels-based NGO Transport told EurActiv recently many apparently green might not be environmentally sound, biofuels and electric cars if power is generated by coal.

Schädler, deputy director-general for at Austria s federal ministry for innovation and technology, called at a conference for greater clarification industry on how to get value for public

There is uncertainty among authorities as to which technology to in. There are so many solutions now we need the industry to give a signal as to what the right is for each problem, he said.

The FIA, meanwhile, called on at EU, national and local level to do more to create a clear and a more integrated framework for vehicles, citing the introduction of procurement procedures and labelling incentive packages to stimulate uses of vehicles and better transport policy with planning and energy supply among ways to achieve

In the meantime, other means of transport emissions like and fostering eco-driving skills can a key role in improving energy in the sector, the organisation said in a released after the meeting.


Indeed, the global transport is 96% dependent on oil and is one of the largest emitters of putting carmakers under pressure to reduce the negative that their vehicles on the environment.

However, the lack of a EU-wide recharging structure and system for electric vehicles is holding back its development.

bodies and industries need to on common standards and protocols for charging systems and arrangements, and the market must provide for between different service the FIA said in its declaration.

More still, consumers must be aware of the existence of electric

The role of the user is central for market entry: they to be fully informed on the different available, stressed the FIA, communication, education and raising as the biggest challenge facing distributors and policymakers alike.

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