Today, municipal authorities of the Málaga have met to coordinate the strategy of the city as part of one of the 3 pilots of MEISTER project, since the tasks will start from September in areas such as the city centre, Cruz de Humilladero and Carretera de Cádiz.
Municipal authorities, together with the City Council’s technical managers related to electric and sustainable mobility, have discussed issues regarding parking and intelligent charging of electric vehicles, city-e-logistics, the possibility of car sharing systems, among other topics.
Thanks to this project Malaga will continue to be a pioneer in the installation of these technologies related to CO2 emissions reduction, as municipal officials have highlighted.
Together with Berlin (Germany) and Gothenburg (Sweden), Málaga is one of the three European cities selected by the MEISTER project to launch an international pilot project, which aims to changing the electric mobility market, providing cities with interoperable platforms and services for easy and barrier-free access to charging and billing services for electric vehicles, while increasing the use of renewable energy sources and self-generation methods for charging.
The pilot will be implemented in 3 action areas of Malaga: Historic Center, Cruz de Humilladero and Carretera de Cádiz, and will develop new business models on:
1. E-Car sharing in Municipal Fleet
2. City-E-Logistics for Ultra-Low Emission Hubs, last mile distribution with the suitable shared EV powered by RES
3. Smart Park & Charge, which goal is to facilitate the use of EV, whilst reducing the parking demand with car sharing schemes.
4. Smart Charging: EVs integration in the Smart Grid framework enables the possibility of smartening the charge through smart EVSEs (electric vehicle supply equipment)
The 3 pilot sites will involve a total of 51.500 users, 1.000 electric vehicles and 660 charging points in the selected cities.
MEISTER expects to increase by 15% the demand for EVs, as well to reduce by 20% the installation costs of EVSE infrastructure. At the same time, the project expects to help reduce charging prices by 20% and increase by 30% the usage of RES to charge EVs.
Within the project, city of Malaga is represented by the City Council (areas of Innovation, Urbanism and Mobility and the Observatory of Urban Environment), as well as by the Municipal parking and services society of Málaga (SMASSA) and the CIEDES Foundation.