The 6th ECO Mobility conference, co-organized by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) and insider.gr, took place on January 18 at Hellenic Motor Museum, in presence of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, K. Karamanlis, the Minister of Environment and Energy, K. Skrekas, the Secretary General of Energy and Mineral Raw Materials of the Ministry of Environment and Energy A. Sdoukou, the Secretary General of Transport I. Xifaras, the Secretary General of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment, E. Bakoyannis, the Regional Governor of Attica, G. Patoulis and many other reputable experts.
In the framework of the conference, the Director of HIT/CERTH Dr. E. Bekiaris presented the work of CERTH as well as HELIEV, emphasizing the Hellenic Institute of Transport’s multiple initiatives on electromobility. In his speech, Dr. Bekiaris, referred to the registration of new electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles for the year 2022, where, as he noted, Greece can become a leader in the evolution of the sector, as it more than doubled the registrations of electric vehicles compared to 2021.
Greece could also play a leading role as a Tier 2 supplier in the automotive industry, offering software systems, automotive components and services related to the industry.
Dr. Bekiaris speaking about the charging stations, mentioned that in parallel to the traditional charging stations, the inductive method could become a solution that could support the continuous growing market of electric vehicles.
In addition, he mentioned that the second life cycle of batteries, the recycling process as well as the commercialize of the alternative batteries (Solid State, Sodium-Ion etc.) will lead to more sustainable energy capacitors. He also stated that the solutions for transportation in large urban centers, such as Athens and Thessaloniki, should be approached with a metropolitan plan, with the participation of the municipalities, the ministries and the professionals of the sector.