Increasing awareness about climate change, the scale of the challenges involved, and the pressing need to prepare for a post-petrol future have prompted most of the world's developed countries to step up the research, trialling and deployment of transport systems that use more energy-efficient and less petrol fuel-dependent vehicles. In response to the second objective on petrol dependency, electric power offers a potentially ground-breaking solution, provided that the production supply chain does not emit too much CO2.
Electromobility+ is a contribution of 13 European countries and regions to the European Green Cars Initiative. The initiative aims at the creation of long-lasting conditions for the development of electric mobility in Europe.
The transnational call Electromobility+ is structured by five thematic key dimensions:
- Energy and environmental policy approach
- Usage patterns, economic models, actors involved
- Technical dimensions of the recharging systems
- Testing, trials and normative standards
- Technology based Innovation.
The trans-national call Electromobility+ addressed transnational research consortia of the involved countries/regions: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Turkey, Flanders (Belgium), Piedmont (Italy), Andalusia (Spain).
Two thirds of the funding volume stems from national/regional budgets, while one third is provided by EU funding.