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Electromobility solutions for cities and regions

European Union
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€2 711 704
EU Contribution
€2 348 081
Project website
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport electrification (ELT)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Transport sectors
Passenger transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Electric vehicles are regarded as one of the cleanest solutions for urban mobility. Due to daily congested roads in and around agglomerations with highly polluting stop-and-go traffic, electromobility with zero-emissions in cities will bring large and quick gains in greenhouse gas reduction and alleviation of air and noise pollution. Moreover, innovative green vehicle concepts will lead to new and sustainable mobility forms in urban mobility. Some already see a new electric mobility age to come up.

However, a fast uptake of electromobility depends on appropriate regional infrastructures, a shift in user patterns, and intelligent vehicle-use concepts embedded in the urban transport environment. The market potential is considered to be enormous.


The overall goal of ELMO's is to promote more sustainable transport through the development of electromobility solutions for cities and regions (ELMO's). The project aims at delivering concepts for a better exchange of electromobility knowledge at regional and EU level, concepts for new business models and for cross-border field tests which should lead to an improved standardisation in electromobility technology and to new insights in applied science. The project therefore, contributes to enhance the regional capacities for a fostering of the sustainable transport-related economy.


The working scheme is designed to achieve these objectives: High-level expert round tables and international networks will gather additional expertise. Two EU-mentoring regions have been involved from the start. From the sectors ICT, automotive and renewable energy, four mature and two less RDCs in geographically linked regions are participating. Their intended set-up of joint concepts for electromobility cross-border testing has never been done so far. As concrete outcomes, concepts for smart specialisation, a joint agenda for future RTDI and training tools will be developed and exciting dissemination actions undertaken.

Taking ELMO's goals into account leads to an integrated research, technological development and innovation (RTDI) circle, which summarises the basic concept of ELMO's. The circle consists of five elements:

  1. Problem areas to be addressed by
  2. Technologies, concepts and solutions to be developed through the optimisation of research infrastructures and the interplay of the three electromobility-constituent sectors automotive, renewable energy and ICT
  3. Cities and regions to establish holistic mobility concepts including provision of infrastructure and incentives
  4. Market uptake based on cross-border field tests, early adopters and citizens readiness and,
  5. Socio-economic benefits in terms of economic growth, regions' competitiveness and quality of life.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Type of funding
Public (EU)


Sustainable transport in cities

Although there is a lot of hype surrounding green mobility, it has not yet become a reality. Development of innovative solutions should accelerate the introduction of electromobility in cities and regions on the regional, national and EU levels.

Electromobility is a green vehicle concept that uses electricity instead of fossil fuels and produces zero emissions. However, fast uptake depends on appropriate regional infrastructures, a change in citizens' habits and embedding electric vehicles in a wider urban mobility concept.

The EU-funded project (ELMO'S) (Electromobility solutions for cities and regions) facilitated the development and implementation of such transport systems. The consortium consisted of 10 project partners from 6 regions, representing 846 companies, 28 research institutions, 27 public authorities and 31 other regional stakeholders from their regions or respective regional clusters.

ELMO'S delivered concepts for better exchange of electromobility knowledge, new business models and cross-border field tests. These were mainly aimed at creating new mobility patterns in urban environments and improving standardisation in electromobility technology.

A first step towards achieving a modal shift for sustainable growth was taken by gathering and analysing all available knowledge in different regions, research-driven clusters and at EU level regarding electromobility. Partners also conducted a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis, serving the formulation of joint research and business strategies.

A joint action plan helped develop a commonly accepted framework for future joint transnational actions related to research-driven economic development and cluster competitiveness. Better integration of research agendas and effective cluster policies should facilitate research, technological development and innovation (RTDI) in the automotive, renewable energy, and information and communications technology sectors. ELMO'S also brought together innovators from different sectors as well as with investors to identify opportunities for joint RTDI and respective funding sources.

Mentoring for capacity building and mutual learning were central elements of the project. To further develop RTDI potential in less advanced regions, the team selected two mentee clusters. Activities included analysing their specific thematic priorities and developing mentoring schemes.

ELMO'S promoted electromobility solutions on all levels through knowledge transfer, training tools and a European Electromobility Inventory that is accessible via the project web portal. These activities helped to mainstream the electromobility knowledge gained and can have great impact on other clusters, regions, stakeholders, researchers and investors.


Lead Organisation
Organisation - Ict Cluster Bern Switzerland Verein
Wankdorffeldstrasse 102, 3000 Bern, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€520 173
Partner Organisations
Pannon Novum Nyugat Dunantuli Regionalis Innovacios Non Profit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
Szombathely, Koszegi Utca 23, 9700, Hungary
EU Contribution
€147 723
Wirtschaftsfoerderung Region Stuttgart Gmbh
Friedrichstrasse 10, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
EU Contribution
€317 918
Berner Fachhochschule
Falkenplatz 24, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€109 938
Pole Vehicule Du Futur
RUE ARMAND JAPY 15, 25460 ETUPES, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€301 676
Westfalische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen, Bocholt, Recklinghausen
Neidenburger Strasse 43, 45877 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
EU Contribution
€305 239
Gospodarsko Interesno Zdruzenje Acs Slovenski Avtomobilski Grozd
Dimiceva Ulica 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
EU Contribution
€214 881
Vorarlberger Elektroautomobil Planungs-Und Beratungs Gmbh
Weidachstrasse 6, 6900 Bregenz, Austria
EU Contribution
€271 851
Organisation Automobil Netzwerk Schweiz
Eschenring 13, 6300 Zug, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€101 576
City System Gesellschaft Fur Zugangskontrollsystem Mbh
Kasinostr 24, 47051 Duisburg, Germany
EU Contribution
€57 106


Technology Theme
EV support technologies
Electromobility platform
Development phase

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