As announced in this event’s programme, the Conference drew conclusions from the E-Mobility Works project which developed local E-mobility action plans through a close cooperation between municipalities, businesses and stakeholders in their delivery and construction.
Eva Stadtschreiber, the project coordinator (Graz Energy Agency), reminded the main activities undertaken during the project in accordance to each target group. While municipalities were assisted in developing “E-action plans” and in starting their implementation, businesses were consulted, informed and motivated in this regard.
As presented by Thekla Heinel (Beratungs-und Service- Gesellschaft Umwelt mbH, Berlin), the approach of the E-Mobility Works partners can be deconstructed in FIVE steps to success:
Commitment of decision makers: a total of 33 municipalities were involved and intensive discussions were initiated with stakeholders as well and in the City councils. Obtaining a clear commitment from the Mayors and other political representatives is the first step. The relevant divisions of the administration (climate protection, transport, public relations ...) need as well to be on board.
Inclusion of local stakeholders: this phase is fundamental in order to inform the stakeholders, create a local network, involve the target groups and create effective business models.
Status quo analysis: the SWOT analysis needed to be undertaken in collaboration with the stakeholders and will become the basis for any future activity and funding.
Action Plan development: the plans were all based on tailor made approaches in order to tap existing potentials. The majority of the plans were officially adopted by the political representatives and investment decisions were taken.
Implementation of the Action plan: more than 50% of the planned measures are already implemented or ongoing. These measures included investments in new vehicles, free parking zones, installation of public charging stations, revision of public procurement rules, information, dissemination and consulting measures as well as creation of car and bike sharing services.
These five steps ensured sustainable results as they combined systematic integration in municipal processes, mobilisation of stakeholders and implementation of concrete measures. The
results of this approach were clearly presented. 29 municipalities developed E-mobility action plans of which more than 50% of the planned measures were already implemented. During the course of the project more than 168 companies were consulted and a total of 500 stakeholders were approached and informed. 398 new vehicles were purchased and 118 new charging stations were built. Catalysed investments amount to EUR 5.5 million.
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