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.
In the session called “Charging infrastructure leading to large scale e-fleet deployment”, MEISTER was introduced through 3 rounds of speed networking tables to all visitors who came over. Specially, the 6 business models contemplate within the 3 different pilot sites (Málaga, Berlin and Stockholm) got the attraction of many of the them.
Those models aim at boosting smart e-mobility in cities and comprise: E-car sharing as housing service in Berlin (BM1), E-Car sharing in Municipal Fleet in Malaga (BM2), Delivery of home care services with EVs in Stockton (BM3), City-E-Logistics for Ultra-Low Emission Hubs in Malaga (BM4), Smart Park & Charge (BM5), and Smart Charging (BM6).
During its first year, the project has started to work on a first stage of the business models development process called Strategic Outline Business cases as a first stage (SOBC) which is essential for the creation of a first consensus to test models satisfying both public and private stakeholders in the project. This assessment is analysing the cities context and stakeholders, national and local policies and strategies, list of technological and investment alternatives and public stakeholders’ organizations to manage MEISTER business and tools.
The recommendations made in this stage will be examined in the next stage of the project called Outline Business Case (OBC), to identify the option which optimises value for money of each model.
Also, MEISTER participated in the joint meeting among all CIVITAS Project Coordinators and in the e-mobility cluster meeting with Green Charge (sister project).
The cluster meeting was an important opportunity to find common points, to share lessons learned and to find synergies. In the near future, both projects will define joint activities since both share a similar focus on the deployment and upscaling of electromobility solutions and business models.
Besides, the project could meet other projects and initiatives within the sustainable mobility field during the different sessions and at the exhibition area.
MEISTER participated also in a joint meeting among all CIVITAS Project Coordinators hosted by CIVITAS SATELLITE project, which coordinates and supports the efforts of the current and upcoming CIVITAS activities. The meeting presented brief updates on the latest project-relevant EC policy activities in order to see how CIVITAS projects could contribute to these, integrate them into their work and discuss whether tasks could be aligned accordingly. But also, INEA clarify administrative issues concerning Horizon 2020 programme and SATELLITE clarify communication and dissemination aspects within CIVITAS projects.