The mayors of the Gorenjska statistical region expressed their support for the expansion of infrastructure for electrical mobility
On Thursday, April 4th 2019, Kranj City Library was the place where the mayors formally expressed support for the introduction of e-mobility at the press conference with the aim of establishing an infrastructure that will allow all e-vehicle users easy to use.
Gorenjska has been intensively trying to establish sustainable mobility over the last three years. The greatest progress is reflected in the establishment of an electric charging infrastructure. Currently there are 30 public electric filling stations in Gorenjska. They are planned more. However, there are differences between the municipalities in planning. In the second half of 2018, the Regional Development Agency of the Gorenjska region, BSC Kranj, prepared the Regional Action Plan for the Expanding of E-Mobile Infrastructure 2019-2023. The contribution to the action plan was made by 9 municipalities: the municipality of Kranj, the municipality of Bled, the municipality of Bohinj, the municipality of Cerklje na Gorenjskem, the municipality of Jesenice, the municipality of Radovljica, the municipality of Kranjska Gora, the municipality Žirovnica and the municipality Žiri and the Gorenjske elektrarne, d.o.o. and RRA Gorenjske, BSC Kranj. The action plan commonly contains 21 measures to promote the spread of e-mobile infrastructure and e-mobility. In the future, we can expect, in addition to the number of electric chargers for filling e-vehicles in public car parks, more hybrid and electric vehicles for passenger transport, e-vehicles for business purposes, investments in modernization of the electric grid to support the installation of new electric filling stations, the drawing up of national and European funds for the development of e-mobility and mobility to other alternative sources of fuel, the spread of e-mobility knowledge and the management of e-mobile infrastructure, and more promotion and awareness of e-mobility.
The preparation of the Action Plan was co-funded with the European funds of the Alpine Space Program in the e-Mobile Transnational Strategy for an interoperable community and networking in the Alpine region. The project involved 15 partners from 6 European countries and 41 observers from partner countries and Switzerland, including the Jesenice and Radovljica municipalities and the Ministry of Infrastructure.
The most prominent results of the transnational project, which will affect the Gorenjska region and Slovenia in the near or distant future, in addition to the regional action plan are: Transnational Strategy for the Alps, which addresses the expansion of the network of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, management and, most importantly, payment methods e-charging services; The e-MOTICON guidelines, which are a brief summary of the practical findings, conclusions and recommendations for the public administration for the design, establishment and management of e-mobile infrastructure; White Book e-MOTICON - a unique strategy for Alpine space on the innovative design of electric charging stations with summaries of action plans of partner areas; two pilots that were carried out in the Gorenjska region and the upcoming online education for municipalities on the possibilities and challenges associated with the electric filling infrastructure, including many examples of good practices and, last but not least, the signature of the letter of support and the Memorandum of Understanding by Mayors of Gorenjska municipalities regions and other regional stakeholders to promote the dissemination and management of the infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
The mentioned pilots were carried out in Italy, Germany, Austria, France and Slovenia, in the Gorenjska and Goriška statistical regions. The first pilot activity implemented by RDA of Gorenjska, BSC Kranj was establishment of a regional website for the promotion of e-mobility. The second pilot activity, directed and co-financed by the BSC Kranj from the acquired transnational project, was carried out by Elektro Gorenjska. Elektro Gorenjska technically equiped and connected 10 electric charging stations in Gorenjska, set up back office thus enabling them to control their operation and consumption. The establishment of a back office co-financed by EU funds to manage the network of electric charging stations is the basis for efficient operation of e-charging ststions, the introduction of a charging system and payment services. Elektro Gorenjska, on its own initiative, expanded its activities with its own investment and, in addition to technical upgrades, equiped e-charging points with bilingual instructions for use, and established a telephone help line. The Gorenjska network of 10 electric filling stations, owned by Elektro Gorenjska, joined the Celje network of electric charging stations and the Elektro Ljubljana network. In the aforementioned project, Elektro Gorenjska acts as a regional distributor providing electrical infrastructure, while the Gorenjska Power Plants are involved in the implementation work, the installation of charging stations, back office and other activities.
A letter of support and a Memorandum of Understanding on the Expanding Infrastructure for Charging Electric Vehicles are protocol documents that oblige mayors and other stakeholders to undertake actions and, or to support the spread of electric mobility. The signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding agree to identify the best possible public administration roles in planning a transnational and interoperable network for charging electric vehicles, setting minimum rules for setting up an interoperable e-charging infrastructure in line with European standards, improving existing infrastructure, adopting an integrated, transnational cartographic tool , which states the available infrastructure of electric charging stations, strengthen communication between public administrations as a fundamental means for quality of results and provide synergies between private and public transport in integrated spatial planning. So far, the Memorandum of the agreement has been signed by 7 mayors from the municipalities of Bled, Bohinj, Žirovnica, Jesenice, Radovljica, Žiri, Preddvor and other stakeholders: Elektro Gorenjska and Gorenjske elektrarne, Tourism Bled Institute, Bohinj Tourism Institute and RDA Gorenjske, BSC Kranj. In addition to the signatories of the Memorandum, the letter of support is also signed by the municipality of Cerklje na Gorenjskem.
E-mob 2018 - Second National Conference of Electric Mobility in Milan
From 27 to 29 September 2018, the second national conference of Electric Mobility "E_mob" was held at Piazza Città di Lombardia in Milan.
During the conference, on the main stage, the Carta Metropolitana della Mobilità (Underground Map of Electric Mobility) was presented: the final document of the 2017 edition, containing practical solutions to make the Municipalities suitable for battery-powered vehicles.
Friday, September 28th was dedicated the operational workshops for a clean future: a technical-scientific day with the heads of universities, associations, research centers and a qualified scientific committee to illustrate and define the most effective solutions to improve the air quality of our cities.
The main topics discussed during the conferences were the analysis of the costs of "supply" and payment methods in Europe, rules and regulations to allow the right to public and private recharge.
The event ended on Saturday 29 September with the electric gathering and test drives of some electric machines.
Owners of electric vehicles could discover the electrical models that will come in the next future, the direct and indirect incentives available, the charging methods and the advantages of driving with the "shock".
Near by the square it was possible to admire the 500 zero emission cars for the national gathering; it was also possible to test cars, motorcycles, scooters and pedal assisted bikes to experience the pleasure of traveling in silence while respecting the environment and health.
Future Mobility Week in Torino - 1-5 Ottobre 2018
Future Mobility Week: manufacturing, design, ideas, innovations, transport of people and goods: the moment for the future of mobility is now.
From the experience of GL events and Clickutility Team, co-organizers of Smart Mobility World for the last five years, and from the will of positioning ourselves as the leader event in Italy and among the firsts in Europe, Future Mobility Week is born.
FMW will be articulated in five days of B2B events and networking and matching opportunities at the highest European levels of accountability, firmly anchored to the Piedmontese territory, suited to the sector, but open to national mobility clusters.
The event, alongside an expo area and test drives, has a very rich agenda on key subjects like sustainability, fuels and alternative routes, integrated infrastructures, an increasingly social and sharing mobility, intelligent and autonomous vehicles, design and materials, advanced components, payments for mobility services, mobility as a service and new business models attracting incumbents and newcomers.
Working meeting as part of the preparation of the Regional Action Plan for the Expanding of e-Mobile Infrastructure and e-Mobility, for the e-MOTICON project 19th September 2018
Regional Development Agency of Gorenjska, BSC, Ltd, Kranj organized a working meeting in the protocol facility Kolpern in Jesenice, Slovenia, on 19th of September 2018, as part of the preparation of the Regional Action Plan for the expansion of e-mobility infrastructure and e-mobility.
The main focus was on the introduction of the Regional Action Plan for the expansion of e-mobility infrastructure and e-mobility and getting the inputs from the regional public policy makers for the completion of the document. The topic of the workshop was the current state of e-mobility infrastructure diffusion as a base for promoting e-mobility in general and the challenges still to be faced in this area. Regarding modes of transport road traffic is identified as the biggest pollutant of air and noise pollution in urbanized areas. Measures need to be taken to improve air quality, raise quality of life reducing noise from traffic and protect the environment. Diffusion of electric mobility presents one of the options how to achieve these objectives and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Finding optimal solutions for interoperability and promotion of e-charging stations is an ongoing process, not just in Slovenia, but also in Alpine space. Slovenian Action Plan with the other action plans of the partners of this project will be part of the White book, along with a transnational strategy for the dissemination of interoperable e-charging infrastructure in the Alpine region.
Working meeting was an opportunity to talk about a comprehensive regional vision in the short and long term. The long-term vision of Gorenjska as a mountainous region includes the use of e-mobility in urban and in rural areas and highlands in the light of the technological development of e-mobility, regardless whether one chooses the private or public means of transport. The regional vision for sustainable mobility has already been defined in local Sustainable urban mobility plans or the Action Plans of Local Energy Concepts and other strategic documents. The vision of sustainable mobility in Gorenjska emphasizes high quality of life of the people by using sustainable means of transport that correspond to their needs. This vision complements the transnational e-mobility strategy for an interoperable community and integration in the Alpine Space.
Lombardy Region meets territories: 12 local meetings through the territory - February - June 2018
The cycle of meetings started in February in the Lombardy regional offices, in collaboration with R.S.E. S.p.A. and the Province of Brescia is dedicated to illustrating the regional policies on electric mobility, the e-MOTICON project and its e-Hub pilot. Twelve meetings on the territory, one per province, which saw the participation of over 250 people from the world of public administration (mainly municipalities), private stakeholders belonging to the industrial sector or service providers and many simple citizens or owners of electric cars. Each participant was given a folder with the most significant materials (e-MOTICON project form and questionnaire, regional guidelines on ECS infrastructures, electromobility subway paper) and subsequently presented slides. With these meetings, the Lombardy Region has collected and transmitted to the leading partner R.S.E. numerous questionnaires useful for defining the criteria for the preparation of the Regional Action Plans envisaged by the e-MOTICON project, thus giving a significant contribution to the definition of the transnational strategy for interoperable electric mobility.
Third local meeting among Electric Mobility Stakeholders (FR)- 14 November 2017
On November 14, 2017 AURA-EE (France) organized its third local meeting of electric mobility stakeholders. The day was co-organized with the INSA engineering school and the French IFSTARR research center. The conference aimed to improve exchanges between researchers and electric mobility stakeholders. Electric vehicles were also presented on this occasion. The conference presented the European project eMOTICON, addressed the question of the environmental assessment of electric vehicles, the question of the autonomy of batteries, autonomous vehicles, the comparison with the vehicle Hydrogen, some French experiments, the funds issues, eCS in France and so on. Hundreds of people had registered for this conference also supported by the Regional Council Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Fifth edition for Smart Mobility World (IT) 10 October 2017
On 10 October 2017, in the context of Smart Mobility World, was held a workshop at the Center Lingotto Fiere in Turin organized by Piedmont Region addressed to the Piedmont Municipalities. About fifty technicians and local administrators took part to the meeting which was focused to e-hub the internal pilot project of e-Moticon. The workshop had the aim to offer an overview to the state of art, on the future perspectives of e-mobility in general and charging systems. The second part of the day was focused on a working group in order to collect elements, suggestions, projects, problems and opportunities from territory stakeholders to use them as input for the status process of the strategy, as provided for the project.
The e-Mobility among municipalities – standards and actualization (DE) 28 June 2017
All people should reduce emissions and economic dependence using renewable energy sources. The e-mobility issue is even more argued. Our most long-term aim in mobility is the promotion of sustainable resources without giving up to the advatanges of the means of transport. It is useful to list the problems in the transport field among our municipalities and try to solve them.
A lot of municipalities are known for e-mobility and their transports but for the practical actualization there are questions and queries. The government of Swabia has brought this issue with Bavarian Ministry of Economy and Bayern Innovativ, because they have experience in this field and above all on e-mobility.
It would be right thing giving to the municipal representatives the possibility to be always informed by experts on the ways of using e-mobility in every Municipality.
Italian National E-Mobility Conference E-mob 2017 (IT) - 18/19/20 May 2017
From 18 to 20 May 2017, the first national conference of Electric Mobility "E_mob" was held at Castello Sforzesco in Milan: 3 days dedicated to national and local institutions, carmakers, universities, research centers and all the actors of the power supply chain, who met to discuss the future of sustainable mobility in Italy, starting from the Milan model. E_mob has therefore seen the participation of all the realities of the world of sustainable mobility and the intervention of the highest representatives of the government, local administrations, researchers and industry experts.
On this occasion it was presented the "Metropolitan Charter of Sustainable Mobility” which involved all major players in the e-mobility giving the guidelines for e-mobility development in Italy.