Stockholm city joins MEISTER Project

From December 2019, Stockholm city was officially added to the MEISTER consortium. Stockholm replaces the city of Goteborg as a pilot site, so the participation of this partner has been terminated.
Thus, from now on MEISTER services and tools will be tested and validated in three urban areas in Southern, Central and Northern Europe: Malaga (Spain), Berlin (Germany), and Stockholm (Sweden).

Stockholm will deploy and demonstrate the business models: BM3- Delivery of home care services with EVs, BM5-Smart Park & Charge, BM6-Smart Charging, with especial focus on BM3. Therefore, MEISTER E-Mobility Interoperable Platform and Services products will be deployed in Stockholm to provide easy access to e-mobility for electric vehicle drivers. City council will deploy and test MEISTER Smart E-Mobility Dashboard in order to monitor and access e-mobility services. Moreover, the European eMobility Expertise Centre developed will be demonstrated and aligned with the e-mobility initiatives in Stockholm to indicate process and measures supporting the take-up of e-mobility take-in Sweden.

Beyond MEISTER framework, Stockholm is actively working on the development of a market for EVs of all kinds by coordinating the national procurement of EVs by public and private organisations, demonstrating various electric fleets for specific user groups in various EU projects (e.g. CIVITAS Eccentric, GrowSmarter); installing 1,200 public charging spots in the city’s garages and offering charging to all long-term rental parking; developing a comprehensive approach to identify potential charging points and facilitate installation of charging points by third parties; launching wide-ranging public information campaigns aimed at housing associations, fleet managers and other purchasers of EVs and users of charging infrastructure. Today there are nearly 22.000 chargeable vehicles in Stockholm, accounting for 6,3% of all vehicles, and 1.400 charging spots. EVs are forecasted to exceed 347.000 by 2030 and Stockholm aims to have 4.000 charging spots by 2022.

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First prototypes of MEISTER apps ready

The first prototypes of the MEISTER apps related with the e-Mobility Interoperable Platform are ready, which means seven applications for different end-users (EV users, logistic drivers, logistic managers and city managers of mobility) such as EV drivers app, Roaming & Accounting platform, Municipal eCar-Sharing App, Neighbourhood Mobility App, Neighbourhood Mobility Display, Urban Logistics Companies App, and Smart Mobility Dashboard.
Besides, partners have already defined the demonstration plan within the 3 pilot sites (Berlin, Malaga and Stockholm). Another remarkable output expected by April 2020 is the implementation of the Outline Business Cases, those will include procurement strategies and financial feasibility for each business case.

Participating in key EU events on sustainable mobility (CIVITAS and POLIS)

By the end of 2019, MEISTER has participated in the CIVITAS Forum (2-4 October in Graz) and the POLIS Conference (27-28 November in Brussels), two of the most important events regarding sustainable mobility in EU.
During the CIVITAS Forum 2019 MEISTER project presented how the consortium is designing, validating and promoting different business models to make the deployment of electric vehicles in the EU more attractive for operators to install charging infrastructure and for potential customers to use this infrastructure, which got the attraction of many visitors.
Besides, MEISTER met its sister project Green Charge in a Cluster Meeting where finding common points and synergies, as well as, sharing lessons learned.
Between 27-28 November the POLIS Annual Conference took place in Brussels and MEISTER project participated in the parallel session “Clean energy, smart grids and electric mobility” to showcase the goals, benefits and latest developments of the project.

INEA’s brochure presents MEISTER

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has launched a new brochure presenting EU funded projects that are improving mobility in European cities, in which MEISTER project is presented.
Find it here.

INEA Brochure

The introduction video is out!

MEISTER has published its presentation video on YouTube. Watch it here.

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M Á L A G A is one of our three pilot sites. Málaga pilot addresses the definition, testing and validation of collaborative last-mile distribution logistics with electric vehicles, prioritising 3 areas of the city:historic city centre, Carretera de Cádiz area and Humilladero area.
Besides innovative smart park and charge services and their interaction with the grid, another key aspect that will be developed and tested in Malaga is an e-car sharing scheme with the city council-owned fleet to boost the use of the existing electric vehicles in the city council among the citizens.

Raúl López Maldonado, Town Councilor of the Municipality of Málaga, explains further details of Málaga’s role within the project.
Malaga Team
What are the e-mobility strategies in the city (planned or in place)?
In the city of Malaga, there are two planning instruments that mark the strategies of mobility in the city: the general urban planning plan (dependent on my town planning council) and the sustainable urban mobility plan (dependent on the mobility council). Between both plans, there is a close link and the key principles pursued are sustainability, safety, universality, participation, coordination and efficiency and recovery of urban space.
Also, through different projects, the city has developed a special sensitivity towards electric mobility and innovation in policies related to renewable energies and mobility, from the Department of Innovation and New Technologies. In fact, a strategic plan for technological innovation has been launched, where electric mobility is incorporated as one of the axes of work.
Some of the key strategic lines that are underway are:
  • Transformation of the fleet of municipal vehicles to electric and non-polluting technologies.
  • Promotion of electric mobility in the field of logistics and loading and unloading of goods.
  • Increase in the number of electric recharging points in public and private car parks, as well as on the surface.
  • Implementation of fiscal measures and support for electric vehicles of individuals.
How the city is promoting and boosting electromobility adoption?
The city has launched initiatives over the past few years, such as Smartcity and ZEM2All (with Mitsubishi and other partners).

With these projects, the city has become a laboratory for different companies linked to electric mobility to test their products, in fact, there are already 8 electric scooter companies and one for electric motorcycles, in addition to the municipal fleet that increasingly has more electric vehicles.
Currently, the initiatives launched to promote electric mobility are, among others:
- Increase in the number of electric vehicles through positive discrimination (reduction of taxes, not paying SARE, free minutes in public parking, access to the historic center of the city ...).
- Promote the number of public infrastructures to recharge.
- Education and awareness of electric mobility.
How the city is going to benefit by means of its participation in MEISTER?
The City Council of Málaga joins the MEISTER project with the idea of ​​giving greater impetus to the current policies and actions of electric mobility in the city. The collaboration with European companies and research centers is essential to incorporate the latest trends and innovative products in this field. The technological solutions that are applied to electric mobility are changing very quickly and participation in these types of projects can help to be prepared before others to assume these changes.

What is the main interest of the city in the MEISTER project?
One of the main interests of the City Council and its associates in Malaga is the involvement of logistics companies in this area of ​​electric mobility, as well as citizenship in new business models that increase the use of electric vehicles. Malaga has a clear commitment to reducing CO2 and combating climate change, which this type of project can help accelerate and turn into reality.

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4th Mobility & Sustainable Tourism Congress of Malaga, 13 September in Málaga (Spain)
CIVITAS Forum, 2-4 October in Graz (Austria)
Smart City Expo World Congress 2019, 19-21 November in Barcelona (Spain)
POLIS Conference, 27-28 November in Brussels (Belgium)
Seminar of ELVITEN project, 11 December in Málaga (Spain)
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