Powered Two-Wheelers manufacturers ready to support future Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Europe
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Powered Two-Wheelers manufacturers ready to support future Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Europe

The #ConnectingEurope Days were held on 2-5 April in Brussels being the most attended edition with more than 4000 participants.

The ACEM team was pleased to showcase our latest technologies for Urban Mobility to the EU institutional leaders in the transport sector European Commissioner Vălean, DG MOVEDirector General Kopczyńska, and CINEA Executive Agency Director Aba-Garrote.

During the three-day event, sessions focused on immediate strategic priorities for Europe in mobility and transport gathering institutional representatives, transport operators, manufacturers, researchers, cities and users.

As baseline, the new TEN-T Regulation will ensure the highest standards in safety, decarbonisation and innovation for the core and comprehensive networks to be completed by 2030 and 2050 respectively. Under the new framework, urban mobility will play a central role in seeking to improve quality of life for their citizens. Concretely, 431 cities must submit their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans by 2027 enhancing collaboration between local authorities.

In this sense, the use of Powered Two-Wheelers stands as the perfect solution to complement the new regulatory framework with powertrain technologies tailored to different use cases. Especially in urban and peri-urban areas, our vehicles can facilitate commuting, limit the use of public spaces and offer flexibility to users.

Public authorities can rely on ACEM members as collaborative partners to improve mobility and accessibility in their strategic plans. To that end, as part of their R&D efforts, manufacturers are also progressively increasing the availability of electric models designed to meet these new consumer mobility and citizens’ needs, within or around cities. With the right enabling conditions, ACEM expects the predominant share of the urban mobility PTW market to be electric by 2030.

For example, electrification of the urban PTW fleet will also be supported by swappable batteries, currently under development by a dedicated consortium to which ACEM is associated. Once the technical specifications and the future standards are ready, tests will start in different cities. To ensure a successful market deployment, all actors in urban mobility need to be on-board such as local authorities, private and public investors. Future swappable stations will be located in strategic areas throughout the city (multimodal hubs, commercial neighbours, residential, business and tourist areas).

Further info about the SBMC Swappable Batteries Motorcycle Consortium: https://www.sb-mc.net/

All info about the #ConnectingEurope Days: https://transport.ec.europa.eu/connectingeuropedays_en

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