11th Clean Energy Ministerial: 10 Years of EVI: Entering the Decade of the Electric Drive

Sep 16, 2020 3:00 am

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Event Overview

The event will showcase the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI)’s achievements since its launch in 2010, and open the gates to the next decade, outlining the opportunities that lie ahead. While current efforts have initiated the transition to mass market adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the event aims to establish a comprehensive vision for transport decarbonisation by extending the focus to the hard-to-abate heavy-duty transport segments. Coming at a time when governments are putting sustainability at the core of their recovery packages in the response to Covid-19, this high-level forum will act as a platform for policy makers and industry stakeholders to highlight how their efforts are accelerating the clean energy transition in transport for better climate, health, employment and social prosperity prospects. This will also be an opportunity to broadcast the launch of the new EVI Drive-to-Zero Campaign to be launched at CEM11.

CONTACT: Mr. Per-Anders Widell, peranders.widell@iea.org  


13:00 CEST

Opening and Welcoming Addresses

Highlights from EVI’s 10 years and video
Welcoming remarks from EVI co-leads

  • Shawn Tupper, Acting Deputy Minister, Natural Resources, Canada
  • Chen Linhao, Deputy Director, Ministry of Science and Technology, China (recorded)

Moderator: Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency


Session 1 – Launch Global Commercial Vehicle Drive-to-Zero Campaign

Drive to Zero video and overview


  • Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister for the Environment, the Netherlands
  • Francisco Lopez, Undersecretary of Energy, Chile
  • John-Ragnar Aarseth, State Secretary for Transport, Norway
  • Anders Ygeman, Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Sweden (recorded)


  • Riku Huttunen, Director-General of the Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland
  • Gereon Meyer, Head of Department European and International Business Development, Deputy Head of Department Future Mobility and Europe, VDI/VDE Innovation, Germany

Moderator: Cristiano Façanha, Global Director, CALSTART


  • What are the most important existing and upcoming policies and actions in your country to accelerate zero-emission trucks and buses?
  • Why have you joined the Drive to Zero Campaign and what do you expect to contribute and gain from the Campaign?

Session 2 – High-level Panel: Decarbonisation of Heavy-duty Vehicles

  • Alexander Vlaskamp, Vice president and Head of Sales & Marketing, Scania
  • Ed Daniels, Executive Vice President Strategy & Portfolio, Shell
  • Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum
  • Feng Wei Steven, CFO & Head of Overseas Business, NIO
  • Angela Hultberg, Head of Sustainable Mobility, Ingka group (formerly Ikea group)


  • What truck segments are likely to see the most rapid adoption of zero-emission vehicles, and which segments will likely lag?
  • What policies can promote more rapid adoption of zero-emission trucks and buses in each segment and what would be an ideal policy mix?
  • What are most promising technology options for each segment, and how can different options not only compete, but also complement each other?

Moderator: Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency


Session 3 – Looking ahead – Responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and priorities for the next decade

  • Marcos Pelenur, Group Manager Strategy, Insights and Regulations, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, New Zealand
  • Poland (tbc)
  • Sheila Watson, Director of Environment, FIA Foundation

Moderator: Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency


  • How is the Covid-19 crisis affecting the deployment of sustainable mobility in your country and what will be your government’s priorities over the next years to support the deployment of electric vehicles?
  • What have we achieved over the past 10 years and what do you think we can celebrate in 10 years related to electric vehicles deployment?

Closing remarks