Component 3

Reviewing and adapting the international state-of-the-art of intermodal electric mobility for use in South Baltic Area

Once a city commits itself to electric mobility as alternative transport mode, the challenge begins. Electric mobility has become a broad field and it is increasingly difficult to get an overview and keep track of the rapid development. There is a vast number of initiatives at different levels & scales going on in Europe, driven both by public or private bodies. 

A simple transfer of concepts without prior adaptation bears a risk esp. for electric mobility starters of choosing approaches that do not serve the own goals or being misled by commercial interests. International exchange with experienced & independent institutions reduces risks and facilitates the process of finding appropriate solutions. At the same time it saves individual efforts and allows looking beyond national initiatives. 

The aim of C 3 is therefore to jointly compile, review and adapt the state-of-the-art of (intermodal) electric mobility from pilots, model regions & national initiatives all over Europe for use in the South Baltic Area. A 1st stage supplies the demonstrator application, a 2nd stage focuses on further electric modes as basis for the long term strategies. This is carried out as part of a best practice survey under guidance of Energy Agency Southeast Sweden. It is expected that only a few of the approaches currently tested in the model regions consider all relevant specifics: intermodality, electric mobility and small and medium sized cities.

Before adapting the concepts for use in the South Baltic Area, it is necessary to carefully screen and further developing them. A common “pre-filtering” of appropriate solutions will create synergies. The survey is completed by international electric mobility conferences (1 in Sweden, Germany, Poland) where lectures and experts will present experiences from comparable model regions. 

To receive targeted guidance an international electric mobility panel is assigned, to which external & own experts and representatives of experienced cities/ transport operators (outside South Baltic Area) are mobilised. Also 4 study trips to selected model regions for (intermodal) electric mobility outside South Baltic Area are undertaken. PSWE acts as task leader. 

The final output of C 3 are multilingual handbooks for electric mobility in small & medium sized cities. It covers guidance with tailored recommendations and model solutions for intermodal electric mobility. The handbooks are the main dissemination tools towards South Baltic Area cities. For them it should serve as planning aid to facilitate the process of adapting models or concepts to their specific needs.