THE PEP webinar: Promoting Eco-driving and E-Mobility for drivers and in driving schools

Implementing Eco-driving training programmes for car, truck and bus drivers is a very cost-effective environmental and road-safety measure. This webinar will provide insights on all aspects of eco-driving in a nutshell. A special focus will be efficient driving for electric vehicles (and thus enhancing the range) and the integration of Eco-driving and e-mobility into driving school education and driving licence examinations.

This Webinar is organized as virtual side event in the frame of the 5 High Level Ministerial Conference on the Transport Health Environment Pan European Programme THE PEP „Building forward better by transforming to new clean, safe, healthy and inclusive mobility and transport“ 17-18 May 2021 Vienna online

It will be organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, which also leads the THE PEP Partnership on Eco-Driving. Within the webinar, the new THE PEP Guidelines for National EcoDriving Initiatives will be presented. The webinar will provide insights on all aspects of Eco-driving.

What it is about

Eco-driving is a soft but very effective climate protection measure – which does not require expensive investment in infrastructure or new vehicle technologies.Eco-drivers can easily reach average fuel reductions of 5–10% for trucks and buses, and up to 10–20% for cars. Eco-driving not only saves fuel costs but also improves road safety and the quality of the local and global environment. For e-vehicles, eco-driving significantly increases the achievable range.

Successful and long-running Eco-driving initiatives from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and UK will present flashlights and best-practises on how to change driving behaviour for private and professional (car, bus and truck) drivers in the long term.

A special focus will be eco-driving with e-vehicles and integrating eco-driving into driving education and examination (including international examples of amending procedures with regard to the EU-regulation that restricts drivers to automatic vehicles if they pass their driving tests in electric vehicles).

Programme

Moderation: Reinhard Jellinek (Austrian Energy, klimaaktiv mobil EcoDriving Austria)

Welcome
Robin Krutak, Austrian Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Eco-driving in a nutshell and introduction of the new THE PEP Guidelines on Eco-driving
Reinhard Jellinek, Austrian Energy Agency

Eco-driving - influencing factors and institutional framework for a successful implementation in Germany
Tarek Nazzal, Allegium; Kay Schulte, German Road Safety Council - DVR; Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult, Germany

Experience and strategy from Switzerland
Regula Zehnder/Reiner Langendorf, Quality Alliance Eco-Drive, Switzerland

Range extension training: efficient driving for electric vehicles
Bob Saynor, Energy Saving Trust, United Kingdom

Integrating eco-driving and e-vehicles into driving education and examination
Stefan Ebner, Austrian Economic Chamber, Professional Association for Driving Schools and General Traffic; Kurt Bartels, chairman of the German Federal Association of Driver Training Associations - BVF; Manuel Picardi, Vice President of the European Driving Schools Association - EFA

Practical Information

This side-event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in German, French and Russian.

To participate in one or more webinars, registration via the online conference platform is required.

Please note that your attendance needs to be confirmed by the conference organizers.

Kurzinformation zu dieser Veranstaltung

Datum
12.05.2021 15:30 - 16:45
Ort
online
Region
International
Art der Veranstaltung
Aktionstag
Eintritt
free
Anmeldeinformationen

To participate in one or more webinars, registration via the online conference platform is required.

Organisator

Hosted by 
Federal Ministry Republic Austria, Active Mobility and Mobility Management (II 6) &  Environment Agency Austria,Team Mobility
Co-organizing partners:
klimaaktiv mobil EcoDriving Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Association of Driving Schools and General Traffic