The internal combustion engine changed all aspects of city living. From expanding the urban footprint as new suburbs and regions were opened up through to new economic opportunities as people and goods could move more efficiently and effectively, it has impacted every aspect of our lives. The costs however, are only now being accounted for: air and noise pollution affect the health and well-being of our citizens as well as contributing to wider environmental issues such as global warming.
Recent developments however with electric mobility offer an alternative that will address these negative externalities while maintaining our ability to travel and meet the needs of today.
Our project will look at how cities can develop integrated and sustainable strategies to increase the use of electric vehicles.
- Infrastructure requirements and options, especially in congested areas: e.g., on street vs off street charging points, standard/fast/rapid charging, green energy.
- Policy framework: incentives, parking & congestion implications, modal shift.
- Marketing & Communication: education & awareness raising
Cities, regions and countries are more interdependent than ever before and the challenges facing us require concerted action. URBACT will enable us to work together to identify and implement the best solutions for urban mobility while strengthening linkages across Europe.The EVUE project is focused on identifying and implementing the framework and infrastructure required that will enable electric vehicles to become the preferred mode of choice in urban areas. By directly targeting a major source of air and noise pollution in our cities, we hope to improve the lives of all citizens and ensure that urban areas mitigate their negative environmental impacts as efficiently as possible