MEISTER aims at creating the conditions for smart e-mobility market take up in cities, by means of developing integrated approaches, smart solutions and innovative, sustainable business models, which will be tested and validated in three urban areas in Southern, Central and Northern Europe:
Malaga (Spain), Berlin (Germany), and Gothenburg (Sweden). These 3 sites are EU leaders in the field of e-mobility, have complementary contexts and share a common vision on EV deployment. The three MEISTER pilots will involve 51,500 users, 1,000 EV and 660 charging points.
BERLIN pilot is focused on business cooperation frameworks (role models and contractual agreements) and new smart services (booking and payment) among charging point operators, e-mobility providers, housing companies and the city, for new urban planning (2,500 new apartments) in Waterkant to offer on-street and off-street charging infrastructure, e-car sharing and reserved sensor based management of e-car parking.
Berlin puts emphasis on new BMs that combine parking and charging services in public and semi-public space. To optimize the use of parking spaces equipped with charging facilities, routing services to EV parking/ charging as well as reservation and integrating smart billing is provided to the EV user.
MALAGA Priority area: Malaga historic city center (35,000 inh; population density 115 inh/ha). The urban distribution problem in this area is due to high demand of food service industry (Horeca channel) and for shops. Demand oscillation is influenced by the increase of floating population (tourism). The average of distribution vehicles that access the city center is 221 veh/day (allowed time window: from 7 a.m to 11 a.m.), of which, 132 veh/day access to the historic city center (data from ADISABES; liqueurs, wines and beverages distribution data not included).
Carretera de Cádiz area (115,000 inh; population density 180 inh/ha) and Humilladero area (90,000 inh; population density 200 inh/ha) are the other two focus areas for the Malaga pilot. Due to high population and density, there is a high demand of supplies in traditional shops and e-commerce package delivery. Association of Distributors of Food, Beverages and Supplies for Horeca channel in Malaga.
GOTHENBURG within MEISTER, the Gothenburg pilot will be focused in the definition, testing and validation of business models for providing e-car sharing services to elderly and disabled. Therefore, the pilot will investigate how to shift from conventional cars to electric cars for the whole fleet of Färdtjänsten, that is to say, the equivalent fleet in EVs to provide the nowadays service but applying car sharing models and taking out of the road the conventional cars. The data from Färdtjänsten´s route planning system will be a starting point for how to transform the carpool to e-mobility, along with past and active research project outcomes such as that of the IRIS project, FED and ElectriCity among others. For example, the need for charging infrastructure (both Färdtjänsten’s own and public charging), fast charging stations, IT supports, the amount of cars needed, type of car and desired battery size will be studied and defined for testing and validating the best suitable BMs for Gothenburg electromobility take up.