Electric Vehicle TechnologySustainable Energy Supply InfrastructureMarket Drivers and E-Mobility ConceptsPilotsEnabling / Innovation Accelerator


The introduction of electric vehicles provides opportunities as well as limitations for new mobility solutions. This could include new combinations of public and private transport as well as multimodal mobility. Due to the limited driving range of electric vehicles, people may have to adapt their travel behaviour or choose between different mobility modalities based on their needs. Human behaviour is an important driver for the success of these introductions. It is important to know how people react to driving electric vehicles and how people will integrate the electric vehicle and the e-mobility concepts into their daily lives - for example how will it affect their mobility patterns, what are unforeseen effects in their CO2 footprint, are they open to car-sharing?

The overall objective is to support the implementation of the most desirable and realistic scenarios from the users perspective, so that e-mobility becomes an attractive way of travelling. This will be done by working with public authorities, working with the ENEVATE pilots and via the ENEVATE acceleration programs.

The intermediate objectives of are to identify:

  • impacts of the introduction of electric vehicles on user and market behaviour,
  • potential for new e-mobility concepts,
  • market drivers for acceptance of the different electric vehicle mobility concepts and the conditions needed in order to realise this acceptance.

This will be done at North West Europe level in order to create insight into the situation in the different regions. It will also include different user categories so that different mobility needs are taken into account.

A set of e-mobility scenarios will be defined in terms of mobility patterns, mobility concepts and the anticipated user acceptance. The desirability of the scenarios in terms of reaching public policy targets (CO2/congestion targets, economic effects, etc) will be assessed, as well as the conditions that will influence the likelihood of the scenarios occurring.