smartCEM is making electromobility a realistic choice for consumers
Publication date: 26 June 2014
From 23-25 June, the smartCEM consortium met in Brussels to discuss the next steps and address challenges for the deployment of electromobility. smartCEM is an EU project, which aims to demonstrate the role that ICT solutions can play in overcoming the limitations of electric vehicles (EVs) to cities and citizens. The meeting was held along side the European Union Susainable Energy Week, where two sessions of the event highlighted smartCEM's contribution to improving user uptake of electromobility.
The ICT services proposed by smartCEM are nearly ready to facilitate electric vehicle-sharing and electric public transportation options. They are also geared to optimise the performance of EVs as the partners begin the phase of operation and evaluation of each EV programme, being piloted in five cities in Europe.
The operational phase began in Barcelona where the launch event was hosted by project partner Reial Automòbil Club de Catalunya (RACC) on 2 April, to launch an electric scooter-sharing service for the citizens of the city. Here you can find presentations and videos from the event.
The next launch event will be in September in Newcastle, to implement smartCEM’s ecodriving driver interface into compact urban EVs. This will allow the services provided by smartCEM to be tested and evaluated on a sizable fleet of electric vehicles which are at an advanced level of technological maturity.
In the project smartCEM (Smart Connected Electro Mobility), four European cities/regions (Barcelona, Gipuzkoa-San Sebastian, Newcastle and Reggio Emilia) have come together to demonstrate the role of ICT solutions to overcome the limitations of electro mobility for cities and citizens. The project places emphasis on the sharing, navigating and efficient driving of electric vehicles, while also increasing user acceptance of electric mobility. The project is partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community.