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A fundamental transport transformation: Commission presents its plan for green, smart and affordable mobility

The European Commission presented the ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy’ together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives that will guide its work for the next four years. This strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises. As outlined in the European Green Deal, the result will be a 90% cut in emissions by 2050, delivered by a smart, competitive, safe, accessible and affordable transport system.

All transport modes need to become more sustainable, with green alternatives widely available and the right incentives put in place to drive the transition. Concrete milestones will keep the European transport system’s journey towards a smart and sustainable future on track:

By 2030:

  • at least 30 million zero-emission cars will be in operation on European roads

  • 100 European cities will be climate neutral.

  • high-speed rail traffic will double across Europe

  • scheduled collective travel for journeys under 500 km should be carbon neutral

  • automated mobility will be deployed at large scale

  • zero-emission marine vessels will be market-ready.

By 2035:

  • zero-emission large aircraft will be market-ready.

By 2050:

  • nearly all cars, vans, buses as well as new heavy-duty vehicles will be zero-emission.

  • rail freight traffic will double.

  • a fully operational, multimodal Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for sustainable and smart transport with high speed connectivity.

Source: European Commission