Three European Commission flagship projects on electromobility, FREVUE, looking at using BEV for urban deliveries,  I-CVUE,aiming to reduce CO2-emissions in urban environments by increasing the number of EV’s in large fleets in urban areas, and ZeEUS, deploying electric buses in several European cities  organised  their 4th joint event e-mobility Stakeholder Forum on May 25-26, 2016 in Brussels. The Forum  brought together over 200 representatives from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders. In her opening words, Magda Kopczynska, Director for Innovative and Sustainable Mobility at the European Commission stressed “[…] the need to look at transport in a systemic way: We cannot address any of the challenges we face with one solution or one concept only. The great transport disruption will not be autonomous vehicles, but rather autonomous, electric and shared vehicles”.

Following this introduction, over 50 speakers shared their experiences, results achieved so far and remaining challenges. Key hurdles include the standardisation of charging infrastructure as well as current regulatory frameworks that can significantly slow down the electrification of transport modes. On the other hand, exciting opportunities and synergies between the modes were discussed, such as urban design and multimodal and interoperable charging infrastructure. In the background of the plenary sessions and workshops, over 20 aspects of e-mobility were presented at a poster exhibition, featuring projects such as ELIPTIC, optimizing electric infrastructure and initiatives such as the Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EV4SCC) contributing to the further industrial and commercialdevelopment of electromobility.

All presentations can be downloaded here.