CESEE countries in (e-)motion: trends in the automotive industry and individual mobility

28  March 2022    9:00 am CEST

89th East Jour Fixe

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The event is planned both, online via Webex and onsite with limited attendance by invitation only at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Otto-Wagner-Platz 3, 1090 Vienna, Kassensaal.


After 120 years of producing and developing petrol and diesel engines, the automotive industry is racing to switch to all-electric cars – at least across Europe. Having ramped up their efforts to go green, car manufacturers in Central, Eastern and Southeastern European (CESEE) countries are keeping the pace of electrification. The region is even expected to benefit from it – also thanks to Germany, the nucleus for the shift to electric mobility/greener vehicles. At the same time, CESEE has little room for maneuver, with its automotive industry remaining highly dependent on decisions taken by Western headquarters. Moreover, there are numerous challenges, starting with the human and political tragedy in Ukraine, which creates immediate risks for the sector. Yet, there are also structural issues, such as the localization of battery production, deployment of charging infrastructures, future of combustion engines in emerging markets as well as innovation and future mobility trends.

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COVID-19 regulations
Please find our COVID-19 access regulations here.

We kindly ask you to register until March 22, 2022 under event-management@oenb.at.

Please indicate whether you wish to participate in person or online.
Those who register for online participation will be sent a Webex link to the workshop in due time.

A full pdf agenda of the workshop can be found here.