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On June 29th, Taxis for Smart Mobility (T4SM) is hosting a high-level event on “Electrifying Urban Transport: Taxis as A Catalyst for Change“.

The aim of this event, taking place immediately after the EU Sustainable Energy Week, is to provide a high-level discussion, including sharing of best practices from various stakeholders as well as policy approaches to ensure that the future of mobility can be sustainable, innovative, socially responsible and safe at European and local level. Find more details below.


  • 9:30 – 10:00: Arrival (Breakfast included)

    • 10:00 – 11:45: Introduction by Sean Goulding Carroll and panel discussion including audience participation and questions

  • 11:45 – 12:30: Networking moment and coffee

Moderated by

Sean Goulding Carroll

Transport Editor - EURACTIV

Meet the Speakers

Secretary-General at ChargeUP Europe

Lucie Mattera

Lucie Mattera joined ChargeUp Europe as Secretary-General in 2022. ChargeUp Europe, the voice of the EV charging infrastructure industry, works to deliver a seamless charging experience for EV drivers, incentivise investments and create a consumer-centric, open market model for charging infrastructure in Europe. With a background of over fifteen years in Brussels, Lucie has direct work experience with three EU institutions (Commission, Council and Parliament), as well as leadership experience in trade and green associations. She is committed to further shaping the EV charging infrastructure sector and placing it at the heart of the EU’s twin digital and green transition.
Chair of Taxis 4 Smart Mobility (T4SM)

Gregor Beiner

Gregor Beiner is the Chair of Taxis 4 Smart Mobility, the European voice of the taxi industry. He is also General Manager of mtz - münchner taxi zentrum, Representative of the Group and Board Member of the German and Bavarian Taxi Associations. Gregor Beiner holds a Master in Business Administration from IPADE Business School and a Master in Management from the Universität Witten/Herdecke.
Manager for Passenger Transport at the International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Stasa Mrdovic

Stasa Mrdovic is a Manager for Passenger Transport at the International Road Transport Union (IRU) representing the interests of bus, coach, and taxi operators. Having a significant interest in social, environmental, and digital elements of passenger transport, Stasa addresses issues such as, data initiatives and fleet decarbonisation. Stasa previously worked for a US law firm specializing on trade and data issues, as well as the Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Policy Officer at DG MOVE, European Commission

Dario Dubolino

Dario Dubolino is a Policy Officer in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, in the "Sustainable and Intelligent Transport" Unit. Among his main tasks, he works on the promotion of clean vehicles, and in particular on the recently revised Clean Vehicles Directive and the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation. Before joining DG MOVE in 2018, he has worked in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, in the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, and for the Italian Ministry for the Environment. He holds a diploma in International Relations from the University of Genoa.

Electric Taxis and the Electricity Grid: The Critical Role of Charging Infrastructure in the Transition to Electric Mobility

With transport accounting for the EU’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions[1], and cities hosting the majority of the EU’s population, accelerating urban mobility’s green transition is key in our fight against climate change. In this respect, the Commission is currently working on a number of initiatives to address this issue, such as the Greening Corporate Fleet Initiative, which could provide a unique opportunity to incentivise the taxi sector.

Taxis are at the forefront of the urban green transition, as they represent a transport option fit for the future. As a highly visible mode of transport and the biggest fleet in Europe, taxis can contribute significantly to the shift towards greener mobility by creating awareness of the benefits of e-mobility.

Sustainable cities will indeed see the number of individual car rides decrease, while public transport will increase[2]. In this context, Taxis will provide a flexible and sustainable transport solution for all. The essence of taxi services indeed rely on flexibility, providing car-sharing services as well as a sustainable public transport option to people with disabilities, unable to take trams, metros, buses, etc.

Taxi fleets face great challenges to finance and accelerate their green transition and thus meet the EU’s climate targets. Regulatory incentives are, in that sense, crucial and must not be underestimated by legislators. At T4SM we believe that sustainable and smart mobility will only be possible through European and local coordination, based on a clear legal framework.



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