SOLUTIONSplus

31/12/2023

    Accelerate transformational change towards sustainable urban mobility ​through innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions. InCo Flagship Innovation Action on "Urban mobility and sustainable electrification ​in large urban areas ​in developing and emerging countries"

     

    The SOLUTIONSplus project aims to enable transformational change towards sustainable urban mobility through innovative and integrated electric mobility solutions. To deliver this objective the project will boost the availability of electric vehicles, foster the efficiency of operations and support the integration of different types of e-mobility in large urban areas and addressing user needs and local conditions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

    The project SOLUTIONSplus sets up a global platform for shared, public and commercial e-mobility solutions, and to kick start the transition towards low carbon urban mobility. The project encompasses city level demonstrations to test different types of innovative and integrated e-mobility solutions, complemented by a comprehensive toolbox, capacity development and replication activities. 

    SOLUTIONSplus brings together highly committed cities, industry, research, implementing organisations and finance partners. Through numerous synergistic projects, networks and a strong technical experience, the project will be able to deliver its highly ambitious goals. Direct co-funding contributions will be provided by partner cities and SOLUTIONSplus works closely with UN Environment and the International Energy Agency (IEA) on a joint global urban e-mobility programme that will significantly boost replication and impact of this Innovation Action. 

    Through the regional platforms, a global programme and local teams, the project aims to develop highly effective and innovative approaches to urban e-mobility ensuring that mobility systems and interventions from this project deliver on the Paris Agreement, meet the Sustainable Development Goals and address the New Urban Agenda.

     

    • Boost capabilities of local and national authorities, public transport operators and entrepreneurs about innovative urban e-mobility solutions across various transport modes by informing them about tools to plan, assess, implement and operate e-mobility solutions. Capabilities to develop policy, to implement business models and to operate e-mobility solutions are a vital step the transition process towards sustainable mobility. ​The first pillar of this project builds on a range of tools, methods and guides and adapts them for a comprehensive toolbox on e-mobility solutions across all modes.

    • Foster the take-up of e-mobility innovations by businesses, start-ups, local and national governments and transport operators by inspiring officials, operators, industry and businesses through peer-to-peer exchange on innovative e-mobility products and services. Implementing new polices, adopting new technologies or testing new business models can be inspired by peer-to-peer exchange. ​This pillar facilitates exchange among city officials, transport operators and entrepreneurs to share their experiences on specific  technologies, policy and infrastructure measures, implementation processes, operations, business and financing solutions.

    • Strengthen policy and business collaboration by initiating partnerships between local and national governments and local and European entrepreneurs and supporting the development of new e-mobility models business implementation plans. E mobility solutions need a solid economic and operational concept to flourish. This pillar of the project initiates partnerships among local and European companies and facilitates the joint development of business models, building on sound assessments of economic, social and environmental costs and benefits.

    • Create reference models for e-mobility innovation by implementing demonstration actions to test innovative e-mobility technologies and services, foster their replication and ensure their long-term sustainability. Implementation is the evidence basis of the innovation. Demonstration projects serve as proofs of concept and their evaluation is the enabler for up-scaling. Several demonstrations in different contexts are necessary to show the adaptability of e-mobility innovations. 

    • Contribute to global sustainability and climate goals by boosting the impact of this project through the integration of the innovative concepts into policy, funding, operation, research and business practice. Long-term impacts can only be achieved if e-mobility innovations are embedded in local and national policies, in business strategies and operations, funding and financing programmes. This pillar of the project will help integrating the innovations initiated and tested by the project into local, national and global policy, finance and business decision making processes.

     

     

    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement number 875041.

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