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.
This brochure gives examples of the Agency’s projects that develop innovative solutions for urban transport and mobility. They have been selected from a broad project portfolio that covers domains such as sustainable urban mobility planning, green urban vehicles, demonstration and take-up of innovative transport solutions in living labs and automated road transport in cities.
Currently, over 70% of EU citizens live in urban areas, however urban transport is responsible for about a quarter of CO2 emissions from transport. Consequently, clean and smart urban mobility has become an important factor for cities to succeed economically and socially.
Thus, research and innovation are critical in developing, testing and launching the next generation solutions to solve this urban issue. MEISTER, among other H2020 projects, has been selected to showcase how it’s contributing to tackle the problem.
Particularly, MEISTER team has put on the table the 3 major barriers for the deployment of electric vehicles in Europe: the high cost of vehicles, the low level of consumer acceptance, and the lack of recharging stations. A vicious circle to solve, as one of its premises.
MEISTER aims to change this market paradigm by delivering a set of tools to foster e-mobility large scale adoption by:
- Demonstrating innovative, sustainable business models to lower installation and operation costs of charging infrastructure
- Optimising usage of infrastructure by the smart combination of charging and parking services • Integrating EVs within Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
- Providing interoperable platforms and services to users for an easy, convenient and barrier-free access to charging, billing and smart grid services, including an increase of the use of renewable energy systems (RES) and self-generation to power EVs.
INEA’s brochure provides more information about the project here.