With the E-VIA 2012, the "24 cities" have pursued the goal of pushing electromobility across borders and at the same time enlivening the inner city. However, an extension of the partnership and a specialization of the content, which goes beyond the scope of the project CityCooperation, are necessary for sustainable implementation.
The further development is intended to secure the following objectives:
- Establishment of a broad thematic partnership, which will implement the E-VIA as a recognized electromobility format between Austria and Hungary from 2014 onwards
- Positioning of electric mobility as a convincing alternative in public transport
- Informing public, private and tourism stakeholders of the border region on the possibility to switch to electromobility
- Initiation of a competence partnership between the mobility industry dealing with clean mobility on both sides of the border.
Within the scope of the project, the following tasks are carried out:
- Detail concept of E-VIA 2014
- Building an extended partnership
- Preparation of E-VIA 2014
- Implementation of E-VIA 2014
- Evaluation of E-VIA 2014 and elaboration of sustainability concepts
The E-VIA 2014 project objectives were achieved with four groups:
- The first target group are companies and actors in the field of electromobility and renewable energies, which were networked and informed in the course of the E-VIA 2014. (Automotive industry, power suppliers, energy sector, solar economy, mobility organizations, etc.).
- The second target group is created by the cities and municipalities of the region, which are to be supported by the project in their efforts to build a common cross-border electromobility infrastructure.
- The third target group are the pioneers of electromobility who are invited to participate in the E-VIA with their electric vehicles and thus receive recognition and confirmation of their pioneering behaviour.
- The main target group is finally the inhabitants and tourists of the border region between Austria and Hungary, which are to be motivated by the E-VIA 2014 to switch to more climate friendly forms of mobility.
The policy objective is to provide the support of sustainable transport mode in the cross-border region.