WEBINAR #8: Electromobility: urban planning impact of technology trends

During this webinar, that took place on November 25th, 2020 in the framework of the Urban Transports Community Webinar Series, the speakers have presented some projects' experiences showing how the work on electromobility in the Urban planning is strictly connected to the energy sector.


The last webinar of the Urban Transports Community Series has been introduced by Fabio Tomasi, Projects Development Office Manager at Area Science Park.

Mr. Tomasi also relaunched the Call for Sustainable Urban Transports Implementing Cities, a peer-learning opportunity offered by the Urban Transports Community to Mediterranean Cities, to overcome some of the obstacles to the full implementation of sustainable mobility solutions. The presentation of Mr. Tomasi is available here.

Afterward, Barbara Monaco and Marco Slavich, respectively Technologist and Research Fellow at Area Science Park have explained the Technology trends and perspective in e-mobility planning. The aim of their ongoing study is to deepen the knowledge on nowadays hot topics and give a short term vision from five to ten years of how these trends are going to develop and impact on the mobility layout in our cities. The presentation is available here.

The intervention of Cristina Daniel, Executive Manager at ENA Energy and Environment Agency of Arrabida (PT) and partner of EnerNETMob project was focused to present the implementation of the EnerNETMob project in the Arrábida area and challenges with energy storage. The EnerNETMob project in fact aims at drafting, testing and improving parallel “Sustainable Electromobility Plans” according to common standards and low carbon policies, in order to establish an Interregional Electromobility Network crossing cities of all the Interreg MED areas. The project is carrying on studies and assessment of the legal framework at EU level about Energy, SUMPs and Air quality. The presentation is available here

Laura Chessa, Project Manager at Area Science Park, presented instead the project NOEMIX as a case study for Electric car-sharing for public administrations. Funded within the programme HORIZON 2020 of the EU, the project NOEMIX aims at producing renewable energy for vehicle recharging, by building a big PV plant, instead of multiple PV plants in order to reduce costs. Her presentation is available here.

The last intervention was done by Vedran Kirinčić, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Department of  Electric Power Systems - University of Rijeka (HR). Mr. Kirinčić presented the roadmap for the development of electromobility, showing the example of the Krk Smart Island project. The island of Krk has the strategic aim to zero GHG emissions by 2030 and during the analysis and studies conducted it clearly emerged that the sector of electric mobility has to be developed in parallel with the energy sector. His presentation is available here.

The webinar had an active participation and wrapping up the session, Mr. Tomasi highlighted that “the introduction of the Electromobility is showing some similarities with the introduction of renewable energies: they need a lot of public awareness”.

You can watch the video recording of the webinar here