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In our previous press release, we explained that many disabled people will effectively get locked out of electric vehicles (EVs). It’s like a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances, and no single party can solve this. There are possible solutions, but they won’t be easy. They will require co-operation, compromises and problem solving at the highest corporate and government levels.
Evito Flexiramp pro
Almost all of us have heard of the impending doomsday of the ICE age. The Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) has enjoyed being the to go to power plant for vehicles over the past 100+ years. The latest push towards phasing out using fossil fuels globally has lead to numerous countries across the world to outright ban the sales of new ICE vehicles as early as 2026 (Standaard). This decision had sent waves through the automotive industry, having many top tier companies establish partnerships and focus their efforts towards developing and deploying their own Electric Vehicle (EV) platforms to carry them into the next phase of the industry (Morgan Stanley).
Disabled Man in wheelchair charing electric car
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.
MD of BraunAbility Europe
Business Unit President Jan Jensen and the board of directors appointed VP of Operations Europe Martin Iserö to Managing Director of BraunAbility Europe. "With his background in manufacturing and from what I’ve seen of Martin so far, I'm confident that he is the right person for the task and that BraunAbility Europe will continue to thrive with him at the helm." Says Jan Jensen.
Wheelchair user with inaccessible charging station
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?