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YEPP Resolution: New Energy for Europe – support electric car initiative Adopted by the YEPP Council in Kyiv on September 10, 2011
Recognizing: That better competitiveness cannot be achieved without technological progress, That automotive industry represents one of the back-bones of European economy, and that it has capacity to create growth and jobs,
That Japanese manufacturers and some European manufacturers are already producing hybrid models and are developing commercially viable electric cars.
Acknowledging: Green-house gasses emitted by the cars have significant detrimental effect globally and also
have detrimental environmental effect especially in urban areas - electric cars do not make noise (do not have even exhaust), That Europe imports most of its oil from politically unstable regions of the World, That fuel prices are on more or less constant rise globally, Low carbon vehicles are certainly needed, but more extensive measures are needed to make the necessary cuts in transport emissions.
YEPP calls on: European institutions to commit themselves to maintaining European technological and leadership in fighting climate change,
EPP to support creation of European electric cars initiative which would include: o Member state tax incentives which would motivate more people to buy electric or hybrid cars Europe wide,
o Allocation of more research funds and scholars to research dedicated to technological perfectioning of the electric and hybrid cars.