29/12/2015

E-MOBILITY WORKS events promote electric mobility in Slovenia

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E-MOBILITY WORKS events promote electric mobility in Slovenia

E-MOBILITY WORKS events promote electric mobility in Slovenia

A series of events have been held in Slovenia in recent months to promote the concept of electric mobility thanks to the country’s involvement in the E-MOBILITY WORKS project. The EU-funded project aims to increase the uptake of electric mobility in selected European countries, bringing together public authorities with business partners and informing citizens of the benefits of going electric.

On 21 September 2015 a workshop was held for companies in the City of Maribor, discussing potential cost savings and answering questions on issues such as the suitability of the vehicles for commercial use and the roll-out of charging infrastructure. On 9 May 2016 a competition to design and build electric bicycles was held for students. Participants from the Slovenian cities of Maribor, Ljubljana, and Skofja Loka gathered at an event titled ‘Electromobility on the move - E MOBILITY WORKS!’ to find out the winner. On 1 June 2016 public sector stakeholders were invited to a workshop covering how green public procurement can be used to purchase electric vehicle fleets.

The E-MOBILITY WORKS project was presented at the 25th International Expert Meeting: Power Engineering, which was attended by stakeholders from across Slovenia on 11 May. Good practices in the field of electric mobility were outlined by the municipalities of Klagenfurt (Austria) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). The conference also gave participants the opportunity to test out electric vehicles. The future of e-mobility in Slovenia looks positive, with the national government announcing subsidies of up to €7,500 for those who purchase a new electric vehicle.

For more information, visit emobilityworks.com [in Slovene].