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Electric Vehicles for City Renewable Energy Supply

European Union
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€1 049 797
EU Contribution
€892 327
Project Acronym
EV Energy
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,


Background & Policy context

European cities are advancing at rapid pace in the field of renewable energies and urban electric mobility. These are innovative and smart technologies that can contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. Their intelligent integration into energy and mobility system is of high priority in our urban ecosystem.

European context

On 23 October 2014, the European Council agreed on the “2030 climate and energy framework” containing the new EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period between 2020 and 2030.The framework proposes the following targets for 2030:

  • 40% greenhouse gas reduction relative to 1990 levels
  • at least 27% of EU energy consumption from renewables
  • 27% improvement in energy efficiency

With these objectives in mind, a major trend becomes even more necessary: the decarbonisation of the energy and mobility sector.

Urban context

Cities are the main energy consumers, but also offer the greatest opportunities for change. Two of the most important technologies that are gaining momentum in European cities are electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable energies. Both technologies offer great potential for climate change mitigation but do come with limitations. Solar energy production peaks at noon, when demand is low. EVs are mainly charged after working hours, precisely at the period of maximum demand, when the solar energy generation is much lower. This inconsistency leads to inefficient use of urban renewable energies, and a large dependence on the national energy mix, which is more CO2 intensive.


The EV Energy project aimed to analyse, initiate and implement policies favouring sustainable energy and electric mobility systems in urban areas. It works with experienced cities and regions, transferring the most appropriate policies and good practices.

The project focused on three thematic areas:

  • Renewable energies
  • Electric mobility
  • Infrastructures (Smart grids, ICT, etc.)

EV Energy acted in a proactive way as a catalyst for the transition from internal combustion to renewable energy fuelled electric vehicles. For this purpose, this project collaborated with cities that have implemented V2G scheme and studied what policies and circumstances are the most appropriate for this transition. EV Energy inventorised, analysed and transfered adequate policy measures by cities, regions and member states. Secondly regional policies were addressed to implement the best solutions.


Specific funding programme
2014 - 2020 Interreg Europe
Funding Source
European Regional Development Fund


In terms of activities, the project has organised a total of 36 policy learning events. It has also identified 25 good practices, produced 5 action plans and led to the increased capacity of 196 people.


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€189 572
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€135 775
EU Contribution
€157 262
Stockholm County Council
Traffic Department, Waterborne Traffic, SE 105 73 Stockholm, Sweden
EU Contribution
€106 073
EU Contribution
€123 899
EU Contribution
€112 016


Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
EV sharing platform
Development phase

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