Electric Vehicles for City Renewable Energy Supply (EV ENERGY)


Project no.: PGI02049

Project description:

European cities are frontrunners in the adoption of innovative technologies. The EU’s renewable energy share and Electric Vehicle (EV) fleets grow at fast pace. Both can contribute significantly to a zero carbon mission society, but their intelligent integration is of a high priority. Standalone the total renewable energy and EVs potential is limited. In European cities solar production peaks during the day, when energy demand is low. In the evening the increase of EVs requires an additional high energy demand, which is mostly carbon intensive. Their intelligent integration is a of high priority for clean city development. Combined energy independence and zero emission mobility can be doubled. This is a complex task to realise, given the variety of information sources and devices to interconnect, information to share and decisions to take. First experiences with smart storage and charging of electric vehicles appear, broadening and further development require appropriate policies. ICT for the integration is the main challenge in this process. EV Energy acts in a proactive way as a catalyst for the transition from internal combustion to renewable energy fuelled electric vehicles. For this purpose, this project will collaborate with cities that have implemented V2G scheme and will study what policies and circumstances are the most appropriates for this transition.  Actually different, fragmented policies are observed, favouring electric vehicles through incentives at local, regional and national level. This includes measures such as energy or mobility taxations, parking and charging issues, energy regulations and grid connection costs. EV Energy will inventorise, analyse and transfer adequatly policy measures by cities, regions and member states. Secondly regional policies are addressed to implement the best solutions. EV Energy aims to pave the way towards fair prized decarbonized future energy and mobility systems in cities.

Project funding:

2014-2020 m. Interreg EUROPE Programme

Project results:

Technologies of energy efficiency in buildings have been investigated in order to reduce the impact, while at the same time gaining economic and social benefits;
A methodology has been developed and adapted to assess the increase in resource efficiency of each region and reduce the impact on the environment.
Analysis of the use of renewable energy in urban transport systems. Evaluated opportunities to reduce environmental impacts in the city, regional and national levels.
A methodology has been developed to assess the use of renewable energy in urban transport systems in order to reduce environmental impacts.
Identified good practices in all regions of the partner countries, performed analysis and evaluation.

Period of project implementation: 2017-01-01 - 2021-06-30

Project coordinator: Green IT Amsterdam Region

Project partners: Barcelona Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation, Stockholm County Council, Growth and regional planning administration, EUR S.p.A, Kaunas University of Technology, Province of Flevoland, Regional Association of Lazio Municipalities – ANCI Lazio

Jolanta Dvarionienė

2017 - 2021

Institute of Environmental Engineering