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Electromobility+ Report Summary

Project reference: 287143
Funded under: FP7-TRANSPORT

Final Report Summary - ELECTROMOBILITY+ (ERA-NET Plus on Electromobility)

Executive Summary:
ERA-NET Plus Electromobility+ aimed at successful implementation of a large-scale transnational call for project proposals on “Europewide electromobility for 2025” jointly funded by the participating national and regional programmes and the European Commission (EC).
By definition an ERA-NET Plus Action is divided into two phases of activities:
• Phase 1 of the ERA-NET Plus (i.e. the first reporting period): Activities related to the call preparation and publication, the proposal evaluation and the management of the joint call until the formal release of the short list of selected transnational projects and of the funding decisions from the national or regional programmes.
• Phase 2 of the ERA-NET Plus (all following periods from reporting period 2): Actual funding of the selected transnational research projects, for which by far the largest part of the FP7 EC contribution is destined.

In the year of 2010, eleven European countries, regions and the European Commission (EC) set up the pan-European initiative Electromobility+ to fund 18 joint research and innovation projects. With this approach, the initiative succeeded in bundling individual national activities and public research funding programmes and establishing a network of relevant authorities and stakeholders in Europe.

The R&D projects have been concluded by June 2015. All in all, the above mentioned eleven European countries and regions brought together approx. 12 M EUR of public funding. These were France, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Flanders (Belgium) and Piedmont (Italy). The EC additionally contributed round 6 M EUR to the funding of transnational projects within the framework of the ERA-NET Plus scheme.


Project Context and Objectives:
Overview on the transnational projects funded and the funding organisations involved can be found in attached pdf-version. Please find more information about the results of the transnational projects on the project website.


Project Results:
Electromobility+ has delivered tangible and applicable results for both policy makers and stakeholders from industry, academia and municipalities. The results of the funded research projects have helped to significantly broaden the knowledge base on electric mobility and have delivered important stepping stones for a wider uptake and roll out of e-mobility solutions throughout Europe. Moreover, Electromobility+ has provided policy makers and stakeholders across Europe with a variety of tools, scenarios, guidelines and models for introducing e-mobility. Specific results include:
 optimized management of electric vehicles in commercial fleets
 simulation of the impact of electric vehicles on the electricity grid and their optimal integration
 simulation of the impact of the introduction of electric vehicles on the levels of greenhouse gas and further emissions produced in road transport
 performance of electric vehicles in accidents and resulting guidelines for emergency and towing services
 innovative solutions for extending the range of electric vehicles by optimizing charging infrastructure
 efficient, cost-effective and sustainable approaches to battery recycling, charging and swapping and the application of super capacitors
- innovative materials for light-weight structures for the construction of electric vehicles
- optimization of the relation between material structure and battery performance.

Potential Impact:
An important element for communication and information is the Electromobility+ website, which is available at http://electromobility-plus.eu/.
Information on the website was continuously updated as the initiative progressed. The website provides information about the Electromobility+ initiative and the individual R&D projects funded, as well as documents published by and about Electromobility+ and information about major events, e.g. the Electromobility+ conference held in Berlin in May 2015 and final events of the transnational R&D projects.

During the project duration two main events were organized and implemented by the Electromobility+ consortium:

- Mid-term event | February 2014 | Copenhagen
The mid-term event took place in Copenhagen on 6-7 February 2014 and was hosted by the Danish partner DASTI. The target group that has been defined for the event comprised the national and regional funding programs, representatives of the research projects, the Electromobility+ Advisory Panel (AP) and the European Commission. The event was designed as the intermediate key event of the Electromobility+ initiative.
About 60 people attended the mid-term event. The participants took the opportunity to get informed about the content, progress and first results of the transnationally funded Electromobility+ research projects. After each presentation, the audience could address questions to the speaker for further clarification or to highlight linkages, which has contributed well to the active exchange among the projects and thus also to the overall success of the event. The partaking Advisory Panel members (representing Hyer, Polis, ER-TRAC, EUCAR, CAPIRE) and EC representative contributed with their feedback to the projects at the meeting, but at the same time serve as multipliers for spreading information to their networks.
More information about the mid-term event can be found at http://electromobility-plus.eu/.

- Electromobility+ conference | May 2015 | Berlin
The Electromobility+ conference took place in Berlin on 20 May 2015 and was hosted by the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), both funding the Electromobility+ initiative.
Some 150 people attended the event, representing the national and regional funding programs, the research projects funded, the Electromobility+ Advisory Panel and the European Commission as well as further interested scientists and stakeholders.
The research and innovation projects presented their main findings and results at the conference in two ways: on the one hand by means of presentations of key results and on the other hand by means of individual posters for each of the projects (“market place”).
In the afternoon session speakers and panel sessions focused on the future perspective for electric mobility in Europe and on what is needed to facilitate a further uptake. This included visions on and ingredients for an upcoming ERA-NET Cofund initiative in the field of electric mobility.
During the conference, its breaks and the concluding reception, the conference participants had the opportunity to network and exchange information with e-mobility specialists from a many European countries and the US as well as the European Commission.
More information about the Electromobility+ conference can be found at http://electromobility-plus.eu/.

During the project duration two main brochures were prepared and published by the Electromobility+ consortium:

- “Electromobility+ - Transnational Projects”
- “Electromobility+ 2010-2015. Results”

Both brochures give detailed information and provide a concise overview of the set-up, the activities and results of the 18 funded transnational R&D projects.
Printed copies of the brochure were distributed to the EC and to further relevant stakeholders. The brochure has also been used by the GB members and the R&D projects for their dissemination purposes.
The brochures can be found as attachments (PDF-versions) to this report as well as on the project website at http://electromobility-plus.eu/.


All dissemination activities during the project duration 15 December 2010 – 14 December 2015 can be found in Section A – Table A2.

Potential impact and lookout
The need for transnational collaboration in Europe for advancing electric mobility
The European transport system is currently facing increasing challenges particularly regarding air pollution and climate change. In this context, electrification of vehicles is a forward-looking option which provides significant potential for reducing transport-related noise emissions, air pollution and greenhouse gases.
Setting the conditions for lifting electric mobility to the transport mainstream is a pan-European objective. It meets a wide range of contemporary European objectives on sustainable transport, environmental and climate protection, alternative energy and health policies. Moreover, incentives for European economic value added will be set, suitable for creating additional green jobs.
Most of these policies are also relevant for national, regional and local levels throughout Europe in their endeavour towards a sustainable development.
To implement these goals, feasible solutions have to be developed – specifically for urban and suburban areas. In recent years, a variety of initiatives for advancing electric mobility have evolved in European countries, regions and cities. As a result, the introduction of e-vehicles in the market has developed in a promising manner. However, in order to reach a notable breakthrough and widespread uptake of e-mobility in Europe, further progress and comprehensive policy initiatives are necessary. Support for research, innovation, and joint policy initiatives can make a significant contribution towards achieving these objectives.

List of Websites:
For more information
www.electromobility-plus.eu


Project Coordinator:

Oliver Althoff
TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Köln
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 221 806 4165
Fax: +49 (0) 221 806 3496
Email: Oliver.Althoff@de.tuv.com


Project Duration: 60 Months (15 December 2010 – 14 December 2015)
Programme: Seventh Framework Programme, ERA-NET Plus initiative


Project Partners

TUEV RHEINLAND CONSULTING GMBH
www.tuv.com

MINISTERE DE L’ECOLOGIE, DU DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET D’ENERGIE
http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN
https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ministerie-van-economische-zaken

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER VERKEHR; INNOVATION UND TECHNOLOGIE
https://www.bmvit.gv.at/

LIIKENNEVIRASTO
http://www.liikennevirasto.fi/

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
http://www.forskningsradet.no/no/Forsiden/1173185591033

VERKET FÖR INNOVATIONSSYSTEM
http://www.vinnova.se/sv/

TRANSPORTMINISTERIET
http://www.trm.dk/da/

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN I ROZWOJU
http://www.ncbr.gov.pl/

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER WIRTSCHAFT UND ENERGIE
http://www.bmwi.de/

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER VERKEHR UND DIGITALE INFRASTRUKTUR
http://www.bmvi.de/

OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
https://www.ffg.at/


AGENTSCHAP VOOR INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE
http://www.iwt.be/

STATENS VEGVESEN
http://www.vegvesen.no/

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE
http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/

AGENCE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LA MAITRISE DE L’ENERGIE
http://www.ademe.fr/

FORSKNINGS- OG INNOVATIONSSTYRELSEN
http://ufm.dk/minister-og-ministerium/organisation/styrelsen-for-forskning-og-innovation

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN MILIEU
https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/ministeries/ministerie-van-infrastructuur-en-milieu

FINPIEMONTE S.P.A.
https://www.finpiemonte.it/

INNOVATIONSFONDEN
http://innovationsfonden.dk/da

Related information

Contact

Althoff, Oliver (Deputy Head of Department Research Management)
Tel.: +49 221 806 4165
Fax: +49 221 806 3496
E-mail

Subjects

Transport
Record Number: 183937 / Last updated on: 2016-06-03
Information source: SESAM