posted on Jun, 14 2011 @ 06:11 AM
The EGCI was launched as part of the European Economic Recovery Plan in 2008 in response to the financial and economic crisis. Its objective is to
support R&D in the use of renewable and non-polluting energy in road transport. The main focus is on the electrification of mobility and road
transport, although research topics include internal combustion engines, bio-methane use, and freight logistics.
The European Commissioner for Research and Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn visited the exhibition, as did Information Society Commissioner Neelie
Kroes, who emphasized the relevance of the Digital Agenda and the EGCI to each other. One of the talking points of the day was the ways in which ICT,
through intelligence in cars and in transport systems, can help energy efficiency and make hybrid and electric vehicles more attractive and practical
options for consumers.
In opening the workshop, Paul Rübig MEP,the Chair of the STOA Committee, said of the exhibition that it was “good to see how progress is being
made.” Europe needs to be competitive as there is no guarantee of markets for European companies. “We are in a global race for leadership,”
according to Rübig, as “other parts of the world are developing and investing a lot in science.”
This look interesting what do you think?
And did you noticed how small this car is?
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 14-6-2011 by Nikola014 because: (no reason given)