Public-Private Partnership: Multi-annual roadmap and long-term strategy
The European Green Cars Initiative (EGCI) is a Public- Private Partnership (PPP) part of the European Economic Recovery Plan launched in November 2008. The objective of the EGCI is to support Research and Development (R&D) on technologies and systems that are able to bring breakthroughs in the goal of Europe to achieve a greener road transport system, safe and reliable and using renewable energy sources. The PPP EGCI makes available during the period 2010-13 a total of EUR 1 billion through R&D projects set up jointly by the European Commission, industry and research partners and the... EU Member States. The strategic multi-annual roadmap that is presented in this document defines the R&D objectives to be achieved by the EGCI. It has been prepared by the Adhoc Industrial Advisory Group, which gathers experts from the industries involved and represents four European Technology Platforms: ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council), EPoSS (European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration), SmartGrids (European Technology Platform for the Electricity Networks of the Future) and EIRAC (European Intermodal Research Advisory Council). Since accelerated innovation will be based on agreements of the sectors involved and the public authorities on short, medium and long-term goals, this multi-annual roadmap provides the EGCI PPP with prioritised R&D needs, jointly with recommendations on production, market uptake and regulatory framework conditions. It is structured in three pillars: electrification of road transport, long-distance transport and logistics and co-modality.