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This article is written by John Daniel, MD of Brotherwood Automobility in the UK and is reproduced here with his kind permission. 

The vehicle manufacturing industry has always been driven by new technologies. From the invention of the seatbelt in the mid-1900s, to more recent developments such as anti-lock braking systems in the 1970s and turn of the century innovations including adaptive cruise control, research and development of technology has been at the forefront of car design for over a century.

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As discussed in our previous press release, now that cars are increasingly becoming electric vehicles (EVs), mobility for disabled people should follow. But this is proving to be a difficult transition. Users of vehicle adaptations identified the lack of accessible charging as the most pressing problem. Still, even if this requires a massive European effort, there’s a straightforward solution. Simply put, we need more charging points and they need to be accessible. Unfortunately, the electric transition faces other more complicated issues.
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Is Europe ready for the Electric Revolution?

Currently, the automobile industry is moving away from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and pushing towards electric vehicles (EVs). Reuters has calculated that through 2030, global carmakers will spend over 500,000,000,000 USD to develop and build new battery powered vehicles. The European Mobility Group welcomes the electrification of the automotive industry, because we too want to contribute to a healthier planet. But how ready is Europe for this electric revolution?

The transport sector has played an increasingly prominent role in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings over the past few years. Does this signal a shift in global climate governance to embrace multi-stakeholder engagement?

Report by the International Transport Forum on the themed "transport day" at the recent COP26 meeting in the UK.

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For the latest Newsletter from EMG Member BraunAbility, the company reached out to an online community of people with disabilities and asked them to provide questions they had concerning accessible vehicles. They  received a wide range of questions and have put together useful information to provide extensive answers.

Take a look, you might find the answer to that question you always forget to ask!