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4762 - Collaborative platform to mobilise a Europe-wide dialogue on the potential for EVs

Main sector: 
Energy, Transport & Mobility, ICT
Action clusters: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility, Integrated Infrastructures & Processes (including Open Data)
Priority area: 
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Basic description: 

Collaborative platform to mobilise a Europe-wide dialogue on the potential for EVs.


  • Cities & Regions: Ærø, Albertslund, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Capital Region of Denmark, Copenhagen, Dundee, Île-de-France Europe, Kolding, Middelfart, Newcastle, Thisted, Vallensbæk, Vejle, Region Hovedstaden, Cross River Partnership (London), Suceava Municipality
  • Government agencies and PPPs: Austria Tech, ProjectZero in Sonderborg, Transport Scotland 
  • Global Companies: IBI Group, KEBA KeMove, Michelin, Nissan, Orange
  • Industry and non-governmental organisations: Alternatives Européennes, BridgingIT, CLEAN, Dansk Elbil Alliance, Insero e-mobility, VDI/VDE IT
  • SMEs & Consultancy: Edenway, GreenWay, IEVE, IS Communications, Joannneum Research, Kneeshaw Consulting, Route Monkey, Safra, Savjetura, Ubitricity, Urban Foresight
  • Research organisations: CIRCE, Designskolen Kolding, IREC, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Mobi - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Transport service providers: Autolib (Paris), Move About, Arriva Denmark, Køge Delebil 
  • Energy companies: ESB, e.on Denmark, Vindenergi Danmark Amba


Focus area: 

Sustainable Urban Mobility

Sustainable Districts and Built Environment, Integrated Infrastructures and Processess across Energy, ICT, and Transport, Citizen Focus, Integrated Planning, Policy, Regulation and Management, Knowledge Sharing, Standards, Baselines and Performance Indicators and Metrics, Business Models, Procurement and Funding


Expected contribution: 

EV4SCC is a new collaborative platform to mobilise a Europe-wide dialogue on the potential for EVs to be integrated with smart city initiatives. 

This recognises that the considerable investments being made across Europe in EVs and supporting infrastructure not only offer potential to reduce road transport emissions, but also to unlock other smart city opportunities. This includes new solutions for: mobility, energy use, public services, residential and commercial buildings, wider urban systems, citizen engagement and behaviour change. 

Accelerating adoption of EVs, and realising the associated smart city benefits, requires coordinated action across a network of organizations, technologies, consumers and products. This ecosystem of public and private stakeholders represents a convergence of energy, transport and ICT to advance innovative solutions to multiple social, technological and economic challenges.

In line with the OIP, EV4SCC will focus on actions listed under Sustainable Urban Transport, which are all linked to the SIP action “Make solutions widely available”: 

  • Improve clean power for transport 
  • Further clean logistics (electrification of the “first and last mile of delivery”)
  • Promote use of cleaner vehicle.

EV4SCC will progress a number of collaborative initiatives which are expected to help:

  • Step-up R&D efforts
  • Coordinate investments in pilots
  • Anticipate future standards and regulation
  • Mobilise demand

Partners of EV4SCC will collaborate for a period of at least 12 months and will commit to: 

  • Develop and share a survey to profile the different needs, priorities and capabilities of the partners to the commitment.
  • Organize a EV4SCC symposium to develop a shared outlook on the key challenges and opportunities to harness the potential for electric mobility to create smarter and more sustainable cities. 
  • Work together to develop collaborative proposals to H2020 and other funding instruments to implement collaborative actions across Europe.
  • Exchange knowledge and best practice to support the ongoing efforts of partners to the commitment in advancing innovative solutions for electric mobility and smart cities and communities.

The EV4SCC collaborative platform will be dedicated to bringing together and promoting innovative ideas and actions from across Europe, with 13 different countries represented by 45 partners. This will create a dynamic electric vehicle marketplace to facilitate open innovation, information sharing and collaborative problem solving.

The outcomes of this collaboration will be promoted globally with the intention to raise awareness and create some tangible economic activity to deliver further progress.


Contribution to the EIP: 


By prioritising the integration of EVs in the urban environment, the EV4SCC joint commitment is following the political goal of the SCC EIP to contribute to the 20/20/20 energy and climate targets. Mass introduction of EVs in cities will significantly reduce EU greenhouse gas emission and raise the share of EU energy consumption from renewables.
The initiative is specifically focused on identifying, developing, and scaling up integrated smart city initiatives that combine energy, mobility and ICT. Moreover, by integrating perspectives of both cities and industry, the focus will be on solutions that offer significant commercial potential and meet political goals on emissions reduction, energy efficiency and competitiveness. Integrating actors from across the EV ecosystem also provides a way to break down barriers and avoid siloed solutions. A specific example of this will be to consider the integration of EVs and charging infrastructure with existing urban systems and renewables.

Inclusiveness and Partnership

Partners involved in this joint commitment span the entire EV value chain and offer a wide range of technology and expertise to advance integrated solutions for electric mobility in smart cities. This includes companies with specific expertise in ICT, energy, transport and mobility, as well as urban planning, standards, regulation and citizen engagement. It also includes organisations that are working across these disciplines to develop integrated solutions.

The consortium includes large cities at the forefront of developments in e-mobility and smart initiatives. It also includes smaller cities that are developing innovative solutions or have major ambitions to realise the opportunities offered by this agenda.

The combination of these different perspectives and skillsets will help reveal the spectrum of opportunities and offers potential for breakthrough innovations.

Is the commitment potentially open to additional partners and if so, in which priority area (please tick the relevant options)?

  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
  • Integrated Infrastructures and Processes across Energy, ICT, and Transport
  • Citizen Focus
  • Integrated Planning and Management
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Open Data Governance
  • Business Models, Procurement and Funding


The main output of this joint commitment is the creation of a unique Europe-wide collaborative platform to promote opportunities to harness the potential of EVs to make cities smart, sustainable and more competitive. A pan-European survey of partners will provide a means to showcase best practice and innovative solutions, as well as helping to establish a consensus on the emerging opportunities and challenges. A dedicated online community will directly connect EV4SCC partners and will eventually be open to other invited partners.Collaboration will be further encouraged by bringing together partners and interested stakeholders in a EV4SCC symposium. This event will be planned to become the first of a series of road shows. EV4SCC will also aim to facilitate collaborative bids to Horizon 2020 and other funding instruments. Each partner has committed to support these activities as a minimum, and it is expected that there will be many more opportunities that could be exploited.

Results expected in

  • 2014 Presentation of the EV4SCC collaborative platform at Michelin Challenge Bidendum (November 2014)
  • 2015 EV4SCC dedicated online community; Pan-European Survey (Mid-2015); EV4SCC Symposium (late 2015)
  • 2016 and beyond R&D efforts through set up of Horizon 2020 proposals


Members of the commitment

Bjørn Borup (Bjorn) - Vallensbaek municipality
Mario Paroha (Mario Paroha) - GreenWay Operator
Thomas Bay Estrup (Thomas Bay) - Ærø Municipality
Ramon Pruneda (Ramon Pruneda) - Ajuntament de Barcelona
Eva Espagnol (Eva Espagnol) - Ajuntament de Barcelona
Tomás Gea (Tomás Gea) - Ajuntament de Barcelona
Ángel López (Ángel López) - Ajuntament de Barcelona
Klaus Nielsen (Klaus Nielsen) - Albertslund Municipality
Ségolène Pruvot (Ségolène Pruvot) - Alternatives Européennes
Henriette Spyra (hspyra) - AustriaTech - Federal Agency for Technological Measures Ltd.
Karin Tausz (ktausz) - AustriaTech GmbH Federal Agency for Technlogogical Measures LTD
Lise Nielson (Lise Nielson) - CLEAN CLUSTER
Matthew Noon (Matthew Noon) - Cross River Partnership (London)
Anders Kohrtz Jelstrup (Anders Kohrtz) - Dansk Elbil Alliance (the Danish Electric Vehicle Alliance)
Mette Mikkelsen (Mette Mikkelsen) - Designskolen Kolding
Manel Sanmartí (msanmarti) - Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)
Michael Mulquin (michaelmulquin) - IS Communications
Sally Kneeshaw (Sally Kneeshaw) - Kneeshaw Consulting
Merete Valbak (Merete Valbak) - Kolding Municipality
Morten Westergaard (Morten Westergaard) - Middelfart (Municipality)
Asger Hansen (Asger Hansen) - Vallensbæk municipality
Peter Rathje (Peter Rathje) - ProjectZero (PPP Municipality of Sonderborg)
Kennet Palm (Kennet Palm) - SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut
Zak Tuck (Zak Tuck) - Transport Scotland
Gereon Meyer (Gereon Meyer) - VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Frank Nørgaard (Frank Nørgaard) - Balsgard Norgard ApS
Nils-Olof Nylund (Nils-Olof Nylund) - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Mikko Pihlatie (Mikko Pihlatie) - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Mette Hoé (Mette Hoé) - Region Hovedstaden
Christoph Zeck (Christoph Zeck) - KEBA AG / KeMove
Anton Hudak (Anton Hudak) - University of Žilina
Françoise Guaspare (guaspare) - Ile-de-France Europe