Building on the achievements, experiences, networks and results of the ERA-NET Plus initiative Electromobility+ (electromobility-plus.eu) 19 European national and regional government-related organisations with a strong interest in electric mobility set up an ERA-NET Cofund to further advance electric mobility in Europe: the Electric Mobility Europe. This initiative was designed to take transnational e-mobility research and policy exchange towards deployable solutions.
In order to achieve these goals EMEurope employed a dual strategy through:
A. Co-funded call for proposals
EMEurope funded Research and innovation projects focussing on the application and implementation of e-mobility with the objective of advancing the mainstreaming of the electrification of mobility in European urban and suburban areas.
On 2 November 2016, the initiative launched a transnational call for Research and Innovation project proposals addressing the following key areas of electric mobility:
- System integration (transport, (sub)urban areas)
- Urban freight and city logistics
- Smart mobility concepts and ICT applications
- Public transport
- Consumer behaviour and societal trends
More information about the Call for Proposals can be found under Projects.
B. Cooperation on policy level
EMEurope aimed at the achievement of a stronger alignment of strategy and policy among the relevant stakeholders. EMEurope provides a platform for cooperation and exchange of information and experiences between the governmental organisations of the participating countries while also involving regions and other stakeholders.
An important Focus was the exchange of information on measures – planned or implemented – to introduce investments and conditions conducive to the further development of electric mobility in Europe.
Moreover, in cooperation with the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association (EGVIA), a close exchange of ideas and information was built between the governmental organisations and stakeholders from industry, academia and municipalities. This ensured complementary approaches to advancing the deployment of electric mobility in the partner countries and regions.
By using this approach, EMEurope took the next leap in transnational cooperation in this field by supporting the integration of new technologies into the existing transport system – particularly in urban and suburban areas – and by facilitating a stronger alignment of strategy and policy among the relevant stakeholders at the national, regional and local levels.
The initiative officially ended in 2022, but activities such as the workshop series “countries and regions initiatives supporting zero emission road freight and logistics” jointly organised by EMEurope, ALICE and the Global MOU on ZE-MHDVs, with the support of the POLIS Network and of the ENTRANCE project will continue throughout 2023. For more information, please go to the events page (link).