Chris Ramsey said “There’s still scepticism about the capabilities of EVs on long journeys, and “Range Anxiety” is the main barrier stopping people from looking at electric vehicles.
Action plans to promote electric vehicles in towns and cities across Europe are the subject of a seminar being hosted by Aberdeen City Council this week.
The Spanish municipalities of Calatayud (Province of Zaragoza), Logroño (Province of La Rioja), Zaragoza and Tarazona (Province of Zaragoza) accepted to participate in the E-Mobility Works project.
The Emobility Works project, in which HyER is a dissemination partner, hold its Final Conference in Brussels on the 14th of June 2016. The event was an Energy Day in the EU Sustainable Energy Week.
Key results of the E-Mobility Works project presented at its Final Conference
The municipalities of Alba Iulia (Alba County), Bistrita (Bistrita- Nasaud County), Ploiesti (Prahova County) and Baia Mare (Maramures County) showed interest in elaborating E-mobility Action Plans.
Energy Day in the Sustainable Energy Week Tuesday 14th of June 2016 in Brussels
A video outlining how municipalities can implement e-mobility policies has been released by the EU-funded E-MOBILITY WORKS project, looking at how cities in Austria, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Spain and Italy have achieved e-mobility success.
During the course of the "E-Mobility Works" project, action plans in Italy were developed in three small-medium size municipalities (Budrio, Correggio and Conegliano) located in two Italian regions (Emilia Romagna and Veneto).
In Slovenia, three municipalities made a step forward regarding E-mobility by preparing and starting the implementation of action plans: Maribor, Radlje ob Dravi and Slovenska Bistrica.
E-MOBILITY WORKS final conference to look at the future of electric transport
According to Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafic's statistics the number of electric vehicles has increased by 41% in Finland compared to previous year.
If the motion is passed, it will enable the Dutch presidency of the EU to promote electric mobility across Europe
E-MOBILITY WORKS events promote electric mobility in Slovenia
Slovenia will get 26 new fast charging stations for electric vehicles, within the framework of the CEGC.
As outlined in the National Development Plan for Electric Mobility, the German government has devised ambitious plans for alternative transport in the country, setting itself the goal of becoming a lead market in the field of electric mobility.
Finnish Emobility works project partners Ramboll Finland and Hermia Group carried out a fleet analysis in the City of Turku, Finland. During the analysis ca. 150 vehicles were studied e.g. in terms of vehicle type and model, daily total mileage and longest one-way trip.
As part of the implementation of the Tampere electric traffic action plan the city of Tampere is going to electrify one of its bus lines.
Energy Agency of Podravje has organized a workshop called Electromobility for the companies. On 21th of September 2015, workshop was held during European Mobility Week and in the frame of EU project "EMOBILITY WORKS ".
A new animated video produced by the E-Mobility Works project depicts a grim, pollution-choked city in which smoke-billowing cars clog the streets - only for electric mobility to enter the picture and transform the city into a clean, pleasant urban area.
Businesses and municipalities have come together through the E-Mobility Works project to push for greater electric vehicle take up in Europe. The EU-funded project will help municipalities to develop e-mobility action plans, and work with businesses to integrate electric mobility into their corporate strategies. As well as boosting the number of electric vehicles on the streets, the project also hopes to improve the provision of electric charging facilities across the continent.
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) promotes the market entry of electric vehicles and connected infrastructure with a new programme. The aim is to increase the number of electric vehicles and to support the development of infrastructure and expansion of renewable energy for the transport sector at the municipal level.
Fear, that most basic of human emotions, is playing a significant role in holding back the electric car revolution. Consumers worry that a lack of charging infrastructure will make refuelling difficult, leading to only short journeys being possible, while private sector investors are apprehensive that uptake of electric cars will be slow, making it an unsound venture.
How EMobility works for municipalities and businesses
Italy helds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union since July 2014. The country will be responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. During this period, a number of important environmental and energy issues will be at the heart of European politics. Green growth and jobs will be high on the agenda too as Italy tries to get environmental policies working towards European competitiveness.
On 23 September world leaders met in New York at a UN Climate Summit. Among others action areas identified, there was also transport, which contributes about one quarter of energy-related global GHG emissions and about one fifth of energy use. Under a ‘Business as Usual’ scenario, energy use and GHG emissions are expected to rise by nearly 50 percent by 2030 and by more than 80 percent by 2050 (from 2009). Different global transport alliances advanced initiatives to sustain low carbon transport technologies.
In an interview with EurActiv Germany, the Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas answered questions about the urban mobility developments in Europe and the Green eMotion Project. Kallas marked that the Commission supports an integrated approach to urban mobility that includes finding a sustainable balance between the different transport modes and that significant financial support from community funds is provided to help cities develop these modes of transport.
Focus on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (1st day) and all other. Eco-Mobility Technology Options (2nd day). The aim of this two-day conference is to analyse trends in the development of alternative propulsion systems and fuels and opportunities to overcome barriers for their market introduction. Industry, R&D institutions and policy makers will discuss the potential of these technologies for a sustainable mobility system and the competitiveness of the vehicle industry and the energy sector.
Start Date: 2 December, 2014 End Date: 5 December, 2014 . Location: Brussels, Belgium. Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles are ready: Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook. A conference aimed at developing Synergies! Abstract submission by 15 June 2014. The European Electric Vehicle Congress takes place 2-5 December 2014 in Brussels. The EEVC is a platform to foster exchange of views between the R&D, the industry, the authorities, the end-users and the NGO’s actors, so to develop synergies in the field of eMobility.
EURELECTRIC organised a two-day exhibition to present the sector to MEPs and their staff as well as to other EU officials and stakeholders on September 10-11 in Place Luxembourg in Brussels, outside the European Parliament. EURELECTRIC President Johannes Teyssen, CEO of E.ON underlined the importance of energy– and electricity – for a healthy economy and better living standards.