Electric Vehicle Action Plans Cruise Into Aberdeen
04/07/2016

Electric Vehicle Action Plans Cruise Into Aberdeen

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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.

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.

When: 6th of July 2016 – 9am-2pm

Where: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bridge of Don

The seminar, which will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 9am until 2pm on Wednesday (6 July), is part of the E-Mobility Works project, which is aimed at fully developing e-mobility potentials in European municipalities and businesses. The project is funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme – one of the funding programmes of the European Union. Electro-mobility covers the whole range of electric vehicles including electric bikes. The project is being led by the Graz Energy Agency in Austria and has partners in Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Romania, Spain and Slovenia.

HyER is committed to the dissemination of electro-mobility in HyER regions and is working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council to host this event. Aberdeen City Council currently holds the Presidency of HyER.

E-Mobility Works has delivered 29 e-action plans and seen 118 electric vehicle charging points installed and 398 electric vehicles deployed across Europe.

The aim of this seminar is to outline the results in the E-Mobility Works project. The seminar will look at the progress made in electro-mobility in Scotland and will feature a wide range of speakers, including from Transport Scotland, Nestrans, and Aberdeen City Council. Individual businesses will play an important role in the introduction of electric vehicles and there will be contributions from Dundee Cabs and from Scottish and Southern Electricity.

HYER president and Aberdeen Councillor Barney Crockett said: “Aberdeen City Council is pleased to be hosting this seminar. Electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the vehicles of the future. They help give us answers to major problems such as climate change and increased CO2 emissions. They are particularly important in cities as we try to reduce air pollution and noise and improve air quality.”