Recent scientific evidence on climate change has caused communities to urgently consider alternative ways to reduce our carbon emissions. The European Environment Agency estimates that automobiles alone account for 14% of the EU's total CO2 emissions. The role of electric vehicles in the European transport sector has offered a vast opportunity for industry growth, technology development and most importantly, the much needed reduction of transport CO2 emissions. This conference offers a timely opportunity for industry stakeholders, investors, business representatives and governments to share their experiences and exchange ideas in order to create a collaborative strategy for electric vehicle development between the highest levels of European government and the automotive industry. Through a series of presentations from leading figures in the automotive, academic and government sectors, participants will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the current consultations and Commission plans to develop an innovative framework for EVs.