Component 4

Elaborating intermodal electric mobility concepts for small and medium sized cities in the South Baltic Area

The aim of C 4 is to elaborate long-term strategies to make intermodal electric mobility an integrated part of the (public) transport planning & systems of the forerunner cities. They are elaborated in stages: A first “layer” concentrates on electric mobility modes that can be put into practice at short term (e.g. Pedelecs). Further layers prepare more visionary concepts (e.g. eCar pooling) for implementation in longer term. 

Each city elaborates preparatory surveys that determine current and future demand potentials of intermodal electric mobility. These include a.o. analysis of costumer groups and their preferences with regard to electric and intermodal mobility. 

Second part of the surveys is to determine areas of the territory of each city with highest needs / potentials for complementing public transport by electric mobility. Maps record the results, displaying areas to be completed by (intermodal) electric mobility offers for each city. Existing infrastructure in these areas is analysed more deeply, e.g. to identify obstacles for the use of e-vehicles in traffic but also to predefine adequate locations for e-vehicle rental and charging stations at existing public transport hubs and beyond. 

The survey will finally cover the identification of appropriate electric mobility technologies and operating concepts for the public transport operators (rentals schemes with integrated payment/ booking systems).

Although most of the tasks in this component take place on local level, the partners carry out exchange workshops and mutual peer reviews after important milestones. In connection to these actions the international electric mobility panel is consulted. 

At the end the integrated, intermodal electric mobility concepts are elaborated and adopted for each partner city. They include actions plans for the invention of intermodal electric mobility, including proposals for institutional & infrastructural frameworks for putting them into practice. A priority is given to demonstrator services.