To support the transition to cleaner, more environmentally friendly, and smarter mobility in line with the European Green Deal, the Commission today adopted four proposals to modernize the EU transportation system did it by improving connectivity and shifting more passengers and goods to rail and inland waterways, they support the introduction of charging points, alternative gas stations, new digital technologies, and sustainable urban mobility. As an option for an efficient multimodal transportation system that attracts attention and promotes a variety of transportation options, this proposal directs the transportation sector to reduce its emissions by 90%. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Green Deal, said “Easy-to-find tickets, improved support for urban passenger rights to expand and improve public transport and infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, and possibilities for smart and efficient driving Faster European rail connection with the best use solution possible.”
Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said “The directives for smart transportation systems are based on digital technology and data exchange. We want to make traveling in the EU more efficient and safe for drivers, passengers, and businesses. The city connected by the EU infrastructure is our economic power, but it must be a lean city for residents and commuters. For this reason, we recommend a special framework for sustainable urban mobility to enable a faster transition to safe, barrier-free, comprehensive, intelligent, and emission-free urban mobility. conduct. As an engine that uses fossil fuels, as the new emissions test shows. The fossil fuel industry and auto parts suppliers are chemically similar to gasoline and diesel, driving costly fuels to extend the life of the internal combustion engines beyond zero-emission targets.“
According to Green Group Transport & Environment (T & E), tests show that using e-fuel in a car can hardly mitigate urban air quality problems. Vehicles equipped with Epetrol emit as much carbon monoxide and ammonia as standard E10 EU gasoline, according to tests by IFP Energies Nouvelles, a laboratory for T & E. Emissions of particulate matter in the switch will be significantly reduced, but more than 2 billion particles will be emitted from the electronic gasoline vehicle for every 1 km of mileage. In laboratory tests, vehicle emissions were compared to gasoline and three different Epetrol blends.
Despite many ads, synthetic gasoline is not for sale today. During these tests, IFP Energies Nouvelles had to produce about 100 liters of Epetrol itself. Commercial production of electronic fuel is also much less efficient than powering electric vehicles. According to T & E’s research, in Europe, instead of powering 10% of new cars, the supply of electronic fuel alone needs to generate 23% more renewable energy. According to T & E, synthetic fuels should be prioritized instead. Most aircraft cannot be decarbonized with a battery, and the burns fossil fuels, which can exacerbate air pollution.
Julia Poliscanova explains: Battery-powered electric vehicles provide drivers with the cleanest, most efficient, and cheapest decarbonization methods. Synthetic fuels, on the other hand, are ideal for non-electrified aircraft. The reliability of the European clean car policy is at stake and the fuel bypass is the new lifespan for old contaminated engines. Even if you don’t have a car backdoor with an electronic tank, you should be 100% exhaust-free.
However, industry groups warn that this proposal does not create fair competition for sustainable transport modes that are essential to the effective transition to cleaner and more environmentally friendly transport modes in the European Union. I am. do. The VAT tax exemption proposal for tickets is a good approach, but it should not discriminate against all sustainable forms of passenger transport. Coach buses and intercity buses are one of the most sustainable and cheapest means of transportation for collective passenger transport, providing an excellent eco-friendly alternative to cars. Per capita emissions and general environmental impacts are classified as kilometers.
The new framework for urban mobility benefits transportation users and everyone around them. Millions of people live in the city. Today’s proposal addresses some of the mobility challenges posed by this intense economic activity: congestion, emissions, and noise. The Urban Mobility Framework provides European guidelines on how cities can reduce emissions and improve mobility, including through sustainable urban mobility programs. The focus is on public transport, walking, and biking. The proposal also prioritizes urban fleet zero-emission solutions such as taxi and ride-hailing services, last-mile urban delivery, multimodal hub construction and modernization, and new digital solutions and services. Today’s proposal outlines funding opportunities for local and regional authorities to implement these priorities. In 2022, the European Commission will propose recommendations to EU member states to develop a national plan to help cities develop mobility plans.
Author: Diva Maharani | Illustrator: Akbar Nugroho