Boosting Electromobility project finalised
The past few years we have been working with our stakeholders to pave the way for full-grown electromobility market. Driven by the key interest to make the transition to clean mobility the project partners created the necessary boundary conditions by investing in charging infrastructure, cooperated with stakeholders to find mutual benefits and promoted the use of electric vehicles. Inhabitants who acquire an electric car can apply for a public charging point. Together with the inhabitants and companies in these cities and metropolitan region, a demand-driven geographically comprehensive and innovative grid is created. Analysing the similarities and differences within the major cities and their metropolitan areas and charging records will be a valuable contribution in defining promising solutions for market introduction and take-off of electromobility including the issue of more cooperation with the end-users.
The partnership finalised the Boosting Electromobility project with the end conference at the EEVC in Brussels of 3 December 2015. We want to thank everyone that has supported the project and look forward to continue cooperating with everyone in the future. Although the project has ended, our local and regional teams are still working tirelessly to stimulate the development of smart electromobility, if you want to know more about the project or our plans for the future please contact us.
We shared our key results at the end conference. For those who were not able to be there we have collected the presentations of the end conference and other key products.
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End conference presentations
Electric mobility in major metropolitan areas in the Netherlands and the Life+project
An introduction about the trends and policy of electric cars and charging infrastructure in major cities and the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam, the forerunners in the Netherlands. The things we do ‘to boost electric mobility’ as local governments. Since 2012 the partners ANWB, MRA-E, cities of Rotterdam and Utrecht cooperate in the Life+ ‘Boosting Electromobility’ project: what did we do in this project? What did this cooperation contribute in reaching the objectives of the project partners. City of Rotterdam - Lutske Lindeman, project manager E-mobility
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Electric taxi’s Schiphol Airport
All taxi services departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are fully electric taxis since 1 year. An important condition in the public tender from Schiphol airport was the use of clean vehicles. Bios-Groep (with BBF SchipholTaxi) won the tender to attend all taxi services departing from Schiphol Airport. This means the introduction of 168 fully electric taxis. The tender, cooperation with and funding from (local) governments, the use of electric taxis and charging, the experiences and lessons learnt so far. BiosGroep – Martijn van Leeuwen, executive secretary
Fast charging in the Netherlands, experimenting and evaluating
The ANWB presents the lessons learned in the maintenance/operating of their public fast charging infrastructure in the context of the Dutch fast charging network. How did the definition of fast charging change over the last years? What is the influence of new suppliers such as Fastned and the Tesla Super Charger network? ANWB (Royal Dutch Touring Association) - Marco van Eenennaam, business developer
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The use of public chargers in major metropolitan areas in the Netherlands: analysis
How did the charging infrastructure and its use develop over time? And how is the current use? The e-policies- timeline and various charge-infrastructure timelines shows the changing position of the cities in the development of the public charging network and EV-use. Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences - Robert van den Hoed, lector Energy and Innovation / or Simone Maase, project manager E-mobility
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The joined efforts in our partnership and the contribution from the Life financial instrument has allowed us to achieve, amongst others, the following notable results:
Integrated and automated charger monitoring tool
We developed a monitoring and analysis tool that allows us to track the use of chargers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag and the province of North-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland. The up-to-date information on individual chargers and the comparative analyses generate a wealth of valuable data. Data that allows us to evaluate policy impact and it has also improved operational management.
Expansion of charging network with 144 chargers
Expansion of the Dutch charging network with 66 fast charging points and 220 regular charging points. The shared experiences and input from our stakeholders have contributed to a charging network that offers a clean, comfortable and affordable alternative. Prices at our chargers are regulated so as to stimulate electric charging and driving. By investing in both a regular and fast charge network we service both charging before you leave (regular charging at home or office) and charging while underway (fast charging at convenient locations along major roads). Please note that our Layman's report incorrectly states that 30 fast charging points have been installed.
167 electric taxi's at Schiphol airport
We initiated and stimulated a cooperation in which now 167 full electric taxi’s will service the Schiphol airport area. The project supported Schiphol Group in rewarding clean driving in their latest taxi concession and on the other advised taxi companies on the opportunities and management of an electric car fleet.
Promotion of electric vans
The project launched the www.e-bestelbus.nl website and organised a promotion and information campaign to convince SME's to make the transition to electric delivery vans. As with taxi’s, delivery vans are frequent and short/mid distance drivers that have a significant impact on the air quality in our cities. Over 2.000 SME's were personally contacted to explain about the benefits of electric driving and to tackle prejudices about electric driving. The promotional campaign was preceded by a survey in which the needs for mobility and thoughts about electromobility were inventarised. By combining the use of big data and knowledge on the technical specs of available electric delivery vans we selected a SME target group that would be most susceptible to electromobility .
For more information please visit the websites of our project partners (on the left side bar) or approach one of the contact persons (on the right side bar).
About the project
Electric transportation is necessary for improving the air quality in cities and allows for the use of renewable energy in transport. The market for charging infrastructure is not fully developed. The business case for further investments in charging infrastructure can be bolstered by preparing the electrical grid to meet increasing demand. The Boosting Electromobility project stimulates the development of electric transport in the Randstad region by expanding the public charging infrastructure with strategically placed chargers and by promoting the use of electric vehicles. The four partners aim to increase the share of electric transport within the Randstad region. This region is an industrial and metropolitan area in west-central Netherlands including the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and the Hague. The Randstad is one of the most important economic areas in Europe. The region’s dense population and extensive economic activity make it suitable for electric transport.
1. Prepare innovative and shared procurement of charging infrastructure
The partners will set up innovative and shared procurement that minimizes cost and ensures high quality infrastructure. Both regular chargers and fast chargers will be placed. Fast chargers are a key area of infrastructure investment in the Randstad because they can fully charge the battery in about 30 minutes. This means the use of electric vehicles becomes more convenient for frequent drivers like taxi's and delivery vans.
2. Install and manage chargers and fast-chargers
The project is a crucial step towards establishing a full coverage of municipal and regional charging infrastructure for electric transport. The project will demonstrate the functioning of different types of charging points in various circumstances to demonstrate that the electric vehicle market will grow when there is sufficient charging infrastructure.
3. Initiate stakeholder-platforms
The partners connect with stakeholders by setting up stakeholder platforms. While the project provides stakeholders with knowledge obtained in the project, stakeholders such as local governments, lease companies and taxi fleets can share their expectations and concerns.
4. Promote electric transportation
The project will promote the central message that electric transport in an urban environment is essential for obtaining good air quality. It will also allow the use of renewable energy, reduce our carbon footprint, reduce noise pollution and boost the economy. In a public campaign to end-users, the public will be informed about the benefits of electric driving.
5. Monitor and share knowledge
The impact of the project, including the availability and use of the charging infrastructure, will be monitored. The partners will share their experiences in (inter)national networks. Anyone interested in updates on the project can subscribe to MRA-E’s blog message service, or contact the lead partner MRA-E (contact info in right sidebar).
The project is a cooperation between the metropolitan area of Amsterdam, the cities of Rotterdam and Utrecht and the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB. All partners are recognized as forerunners in the field of electric transport. This partnership can have a serious impact on the future of electric transport in the Netherlands and Europe.