As European cities hold Mobility Week events across the continent, this special report looks at some of the challenges facing the sustainability drive.
New emission targets, shifting social patterns and advances in technology are set to drastically change the drivers behind the EU’s current mobility system.
Along with measures to increase the use of public transport and alter travel habits, established manufacturers and industry are starting to plan wholesale changes to the products they put on the market.
Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has also offered up clues to the direction her administration will take during its five-year mandate.
Electric-battery power is often branded as unsuitable for certain types of transport and vehicles, due to concerns like weight and power ratios. But several new developments ranging from shipping to motorsport are cause for a rethink.
Transport and mobility policies look set to go into overdrive under the next European Commission, as a heady mix of climate change ambition and competition concerns dictate the direction of travel.
In one of his first interviews since getting the nod to serve another five years in the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič talked about his new job, industrial policy and the "global mega-trends" the EU should lead heading into the next decade.
Space policy and efforts to boost electric vehicle uptake share a somewhat unusual link, beyond connected cars and global positioning systems: procuring raw materials could soon be made easier via satellites.
Green mobility and - linked to it - batteries are a top priority for the EU. A wide range of activities are up and running. But what is industry missing? There is a need for consistent and predictable regulation to provide planning security for long term investments.