Electric Mobility and Renewables in Action Plans

Wed 21, October 2020
11:30 - 13:00 CET

Seven different European Projects, aiming to promote Electric Mobility in EU countries and regions, join forces under the "Electric Mobility and Renewables in Action Plans" workshop. Integration of e-mobility in national and regional policies, along with the role of Renewable Energy Sources and Open Data in the city transition process, will be presented. The workshop will facilitate capacity building through the exchange of experiences at national, regional and local level, as well as through open dialogue opportunities.

Hugo Niesing, h.niesing@resourcefully.nl, Resourcefully, Netherlands.
Tim Van der Himst, Manager Analytics & Projects, Resourcefully, Netherlands.
Julie Chenadec, EU Projects, Green IT Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Paolo Pasquali, Senior Specialist, ITHACA, Italy.
Guido Piccoli, CEO, ALOT S.r.l., Italy.
Maria Zarkadoula, Head of the Environment and Transport Department, CRES, Greece.
Green Europe
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), Green IT Amsterdam, Province of Brescia, Region of Thessaly
English (EN)

Session summary

The "Electric Mobility and Renewables in Action Plans" workshop was the result of cooperation between 7 EU Projects on E-Mobility: EMOBICITY, e-MOPOLI, EV Energy, EnerNetMOB, SEEV4-City, CleanMobilEnergy (Interreg) and DYDAS (CEF). The workshop scope was to discuss examples of E-mobility integration in Action Plans, along with the parameter of RES and Open Data. The workshop focused on the 1st Greek E-mobility Plan, on the Brescia Regional Experience, on good practices from Amsterdam and on the role of energy and mobility data. Key conclusions were that further economic incentives and strategic digital tools are mandatory to accelerate e-mobility with RES. The “chicken & egg problem” was faced in Amsterdam by first establishing charging stations and then attracting users; while the Greek “GO ELECTRIC” subsidy scheme reveals clear preference in e-micro-mobility. The role of EU projects was highlighted, operating as an e-mobility accelerator by facilitating capacity building.

Take away message

Successful e-mobility integration requires the parallel implementation of multi-sectorial activities like: policy improvements, further economic incentives, availability of charging infrastructures and respective investments, awareness raising, digitalisation in the public sector and familiarisation with tools for mobility and energy data utilisation, which can be achieved by the combination of active governments, support by companies and the facilitation of public-private partnerships.


Mrs. Maria Zarkadoula stated: "So what weneed is first of all political will, then a working team appointed to target, stakeholders with complementary backgrounds and a tool to obtain knowledge; this is the role of EMOBICITY and of course of all EU projects…”.


“Public administration must work more closely among the different directorates or sectors and so on. We need to have an integrated policy, because e-mobility is not any more a pure mobility issue, but it is energy and mobility and research and innovation” said Mr. Guido Piccoli.