Flash News: the Commission presents its new "Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy"

On December 9, 2020, the European Commission presented its new Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, intended to make a significant contribution to the transformation of the European Union's transport system into a sustainable, digital and resilient one, focusing on the reduction of 90% of GHG emissions produced by the sector by 2050, in line with the objective of the European Green Deal.

The Strategy sets a series of medium and long-term targets. By 2030 it foresees the circulation of at least 30 million zero-emission cars, the presence of 100 European cities with zero climate impact, the doubling of high-speed rail traffic, the large-scale diffusion of automated mobility. By 2035, the Commission intends to promote the deployment of zero-emission large aircraft. Finally, by 2050 it aims for a near-total transition to new zero-emission vehicles and full operation of the multimodal Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

To achieve these goals, the Commission has set out an Action Plan for 2021-2024 that identifies 82 flagship initiatives grouped into 10 key areas:

1. Promoting the deployment of zero-emission vehicles, renewable and low-emission fuels, and related infrastructure, e.g., by installing 3 million public charging points by 2030
2. Achieving zero-emission airports and ports, e.g., through new initiatives to promote sustainable aviation and marine fuels
3. Making urban and intercity mobility healthy and sustainable, e.g., by doubling high-speed rail traffic and developing additional cycling infrastructure over the next 10 years
4. Greening freight transport, e.g. by doubling rail traffic by 2050
5. Setting the price of carbon and providing better incentives for users, e.g., through a comprehensive set of measures to ensure fair and efficient pricing across all transportation
6. Making connected and automated multimodal mobility a reality, e.g., by enabling multimodal travel ticketing and freight switching between modes of transport
7. Promoting innovation and the use of data and Artificial Intelligence for smarter mobility, e.g. by fully supporting the deployment of drones and unmanned aircraft and further actions to build a common European mobility data space
8. Strengthening the single market, e.g. by stepping up efforts and investments to complete the TEN-T network by 2030 and helping the industry to better rebuild after the Covid-19 crisis through increased investments in fleet modernization across all modes of transport
9. Making mobility fair and equitable for all, e.g. making new mobility accessible and affordable in all regions and for all passengers, including those with reduced mobility
10. Increasing transportation safety in all modes of transportation


Commission Communication on a Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

Action Plan 2021-2024 annexed


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