IRENA at the Pentalateral Conference on Electromobility

21 – 22 October 2019 |Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Supported by IRENA, Luxembourg will organise a Ministerial Conference on Electromobility from 21 and 22 October in Luxembourg. The Pentalateral conference 'Closing the loop between Energy and Transport', gathers for the first time ever key stakeholders from all sectors involved such as car manufacturers, electricity market players and e-mobility actors.

Participants will discuss challenges and opportunities of electrified transport systems. The uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) is accelerating. There were 5.6 million EVs on the world’s roads at the beginning of 2019. In this context, questions arise on the nexus between EVs and renewable energies, the vision of road transport for the future (incl. trucks and vans) and national policies for electric mobilities in the Benelux, Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. The two-day event provides a platform to debate investment and deployment of EV charging infrastructure, the impact on the electricity network as well as the supply and the implication of citizens. The first day, experts of the region and beyond will exchange on cross-border aspects on the matters of transport and energy. The second day, the rapporteur of each panel will report to the Ministers on their conclusions which will feed the ministerial discussion.

See the full programme and how to attend.

Key notes will be provided by Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy of Luxembourg, Thomas Antoine, Secretary-General Benelux Union, Dolf Gielen, Director Innovation and Technology Center IRENA, Jörg Sommer, CEO StreetScooter Deutsche Post DHL and Anja Van Niersen, CEO Allego, within others.

The Ministerial is also supported by the Pentalateral Energy Forum and the Benelux Union.