LET’S ACCELERATE E-MOBILITY!

by Dr. Kord Pannkoke (Bayern Innovativ) and Manuel Krieg (Regionalmanagement Nordhessen GmbH)

In work package five – “Enabling/Innovation Accelerator” – the ENEVATE-partners Bayern Innovativ and Regionalmanagement Nordhessen were responsible for communication as well as dissemination of project results. After a very productive project initiation phase, in which communication materials as well as the ENEVATE-website (www.enevate.eu) were realized, the ENEVATE consortium officially started its campaign for awareness and cooperation of electric mobility in North West Europe with the Launch event in Helmond in May 2011.


ENEVATE platforms for awareness, skills and cooperation

Platform activities consisted of four thematic events to discuss certain aspects of e-mobility in more depth such as
•    Sustainable infrastructure (in Newcastle)
•    User acceptance and e-mobility concepts (in Cardiff)
•    Lessons learned (in Kassel)
•    Pilot Survey (in Helmond).

Furthermore, a wide range of workshops for supply chain development, visits of companies, battery research institutes and regional pilots took place in Cardiff, Cologne, Münster, Immenhausen, Rosenthal and Kempten in Germany, Mulhouse and Belfort in France as well as in the Province of Limburg, Netherlands.

Four matchmaking events – organized in the partner regions of Bavaria (2), Normandie and Brabant – opened up opportunities to extend supply chains and to integrate new technologies by identifying new business partners at regional and international level, in sectors like purchasing, research and development, production and sales.

Three work package related training sessions were developed and resulted in 32 national and international training events in the partner regions with about 550 participants.

A road map and policy recommendations - based on the results of the ENEVATE work packages - is about to be elaborated. It will highlight necessary steps for the implementation of e-mobility in the partner regions and define realistic aims for 2020.

Central events like the milestone conference and the final conference, both realized in Brussels, offered the opportunity to learn more about current results of the ENEVATE project partners and to discuss future perspectives of electric mobility in Europe.

All in all, the ENEVATE consortium realized 61 events from 2011 to 2013 to enhance awareness, cooperation, skills and supply chain development for electric mobility in Northwest Europe.


ENEVATE Road Show

The ENEVATE partners aroused interest for their network and results by means of presenting the booth and publications on more than 20 occasions in Europe and overseas.
Of central interest are the midterm report (May 2012), the final report (September 2013) as well as publications on behalf of the European Electric Vehicle Congress (EEVC).

The website with up to 6000 clicks per month (www.enevate.eu) provides current project results; the ENEVATE e-letter is well accepted by around 3000 recipients in six countries.


ENEVATE Future Perspectives
The ENEVATE partners estimate to continue their successful activities by developing future thematic groups in the fields of:

Skills + Qualification
•    To share experience of ENEVATE training concepts
•    Identifying requirements for skill development
•    Think Tank on the future perspectives for skills and qualification

E-Mobility in society
•    To share Best Practice of E-Mobility Concepts
•    User acceptance
•    Think Tank on the future perspectives for regional implementation

SME Integration (for Technology, Production Development)
•    Examples of SME involvement in the supply chain
•    Regional perspective on SME support and integration
•    Think Tank on how to balance the economic and political objectives

Central aim of these thematic groups is to develop new projects for further integration of e-mobility into the NWE society and thus to support the European Union’s “EU 2020 – Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” by further accelerating the implementation of low-emission mobility towards a sustainable European Union.