Electrifying European Transportation: Infrastructure, technology and carbon-neutral logistics

Join this webinar to hear DB Schenker, ACEA & BRUGG eConnect’s insights on Europe’s transportation electrification readiness, infrastructure and technology advancements, challenges and crucial steps needed towards achieving carbon-neutral logistics.

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If you are unable to participate in the live webinar on June 28, 2023, there’s no need to worry. We have scheduled another live webinar on July 12 at 14:00 BST. Make sure to register for either of the webinars to have the opportunity to ask your questions in real-time. Register today!

Join this insightful webinar, as we delve into the electrification of transportation in Europe, examining its readiness from multiple perspectives. We will explore the topic through the lens of key players, including governmental authorities, charging technology experts and transportation owners.

From a governmental point of view, we will assess the current state of infrastructure readiness in Europe. Which countries are leading the charge, and which ones have room for improvement? Moreover, we will discuss the accomplishments made so far and outline the necessary steps to propel electrification forward.

Our charging technology expert, BRUGG eConnect, will provide valuable insights into the current state of charging technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) and the advancements in this sector. We will also explore where the industry stands in terms of charging infrastructure and identify the next steps required for wider adoption and improved charging capabilities.

Taking the transportation owner’s perspective, we will address an essential question: When will they be ready to deliver carbon-neutral logistic services? We will discuss the challenges faced by transportation companies and explore innovative approaches to achieve carbon neutrality. In addition, we will examine the critical aspect of charging speed and its impact on cost efficiency, considering the latest advancements in charging technologies.

This webinar offers a comprehensive overview of the electrification of European transportation, featuring insights from governmental authorities, charging technology experts and transportation owners. Whether you are a policymaker, technology enthusiast, or logistics professional, this webinar will provide valuable knowledge and foster engaging discussions on the current state, challenges and future prospects of electrification. Secure your spot now to be a part of this transformative conversation!


Thomas Fabian Thomas Fabian, Commercial Vehicles Director at ACEA

Thomas Fabian joined the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which represents the EU’s seven major truck producers, as Commercial Vehicles Director in November 2018. In previous roles, he served as Head of the Department Commercial Vehicles, Trailers, Bodies and Buses of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA); Secretary General of the International Association of the Body and Trailer Building Industry; Director Transport Policy for the German Airports Association; and Senior Manager Transport Policy for the Federation of German Industries. Thomas also worked as Scientific Advisor to a member of the German Parliament. Thomas holds a degree in transport engineering of the Technical University of Berlin and has been working on international transport policy projects since graduating in 2000.

Beatrix Becker, Head of Sustainability Region Europe at DB Schenker

Patrick KernPatrick Kern, Chief Executive Officer at BRUGG eConnect AG

Patrick, CEO of BRUGG eConnect, brings over 25 years of industry expertise in cables and assembly. Recognising the potential of e-mobility, he developed charging solutions and led BRUGG eConnect since its spin-off in 2019. Committed to sustainability and the energy transition, BRUGG eConnect became a technology leader in DC fast charging systems. Patrick and his team strive for widespread electric mobility acceptance, faster charging and improved infrastructure globally. Starting with a commercial apprenticeship, Patrick’s journey within the BRUGG Group showcases remarkable internal development, now leading a rapidly growing international division with significant potential.


  • Gain insights into Europe’s transportation electrification readiness and its key player
  • Understand the current state of infrastructure in Europe and identify countries that need to do more or are on track
  • Explore the advancements in charging technologies and learn about the future steps
  • Discover the timeline and potential availability of Megawatt Charging for electric vehicles
  • Learn about the challenges faced by transportation owners in delivering carbon-neutral logistic services
  • Understand the importance of charging speed for cost efficiency in the context of electrification
  • Engage in meaningful discussions and Q&A sessions with experts from government, charging technology and transportation owner domains.


Is the webinar free?
Yes – there is no charge to watch the webinar, either live or on-demand.

When will the webinar take place?
The webinar will be taking place on 28 June 2023 at 08:00 CST/ 14:00 BST (UK TIME)/ 21:00 SGT/ 23:00 AEST.

Can I watch the webinar later?
The webinar will be available to watch on-demand shortly after the live broadcast takes place.

What are the benefits of attending live?
During the live webinar, you will be able to pose questions to the speakers, which will then be answered during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

How long will the webinar be?
The live webinar will last for up to one hour.

Who will be moderating?

Leah Hockley, Editor, Intelligent Transport

What do I need to watch this webinar?
All you need is a computer with an internet connection. It is advised to use headphones where possible for your own comfort. 


BRUGG eConnect, that young companies with old roots. BRUGG was founded more than 120 years ago by Gottlieb Suhner, and has grown to be one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers. Our unique selling points have not changed in the intervening years: our strong customer focus and our highly skilled employees. Our focus has been on innovation and outstanding Swiss quality ever since 1896.

Our 130 employees develop and manufacture cables and solutions for industrial applications, wind power systems and eMobility solutions. Today we can offer both individual products and complete solutions. We have solid professional skills at our disposal engineer-to-order (ETO) cable design.

BRUGG eConnect’s revenue amounted to CHF 34 million in 2022. In addition to our head office in Brugg, we have production facilities in Poland.

Find out more about BRUGG eConnect here