Greece is entering the era of electromobility, supported by Research
The President of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, participated in the presentation of the national plan for the transition to electromobility, representing the Research Centres of Greece. The event took place at the Athens-Technopolis, a few days ago, on the occasion of the World Environment Day.
The role of the research institutes of Greece will be prominent in this flagship-initiative for the transition to electromobility. The plan is an integrated scheme including the “Green Deal” that was signed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Energy and Environment and 19 institutions, including FORTH.
As a response to the increasing challenges put by climate change, FORTH and its institutes develop pioneer technologies in the field of electromobility, green technologies and green growth. With the protection of the environment being a main priority, the research focuses on implementing technologies to support urban sustainability and improvement of quality of life. With these objectives the researchers of FORTH have secured extremely competitive funding from the European Union and the European Research Council (ERC), for research in fields such as the climate change and dealing with its impacts. FORTH already coordinates large European research networks targeting these challenges. The contribution of these initiatives to the national plan for transitioning to electromobility is expected to be particularly important, since its results will affect the economy, energy saving, the environment, as well as health.