Electromobility currently receives wide recognition as an opportunity to make our cities more sustainable and liveable. However, the lack of city‐wide charging infrastructure and the limited driving range of electric vehicles are barriers for the wider deployment. Being often much more cost‐effective than building a stand‐alone charging infrastructure and using the public electricity grid, ELIPTIC’s use cases have shown how the existing electric public transport infrastructure (trolleybus, metro and tram sub-stations) could be used as charging infrastructure for other electric vehicles such as e-buses, pedelecs, e-cars/ taxis, e-vans and e-utility trucks. For the safe operation of this multi-purpose infrastructure, different approaches were made use of taking into account infrastructure and vehicle types as well as local context conditions, such as energy capacities of the grid, the institutional set-up and regulatory frameworks.
In this webinar, taking place on 9 April 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 CET, we present some of the lessons learnt within the project. After a short introduction on the work of the ELIPTIC project and cases related to the webinar’s topic (Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult), the presenters will show different aspects related to the multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure. This will include direct insights from two ELIPTIC cities covering both technical aspects in the provision of metro infrastructure for the charging of TfL’s service vehicles (David Talbot, TfL) and planning aspects that need to be taken into consideration when using Barcelona’s metro and tram network for the charging of e-cars (Estefania Martinez Lara, B:SM). A final presentation will present findings looking at e-mobility from an energy law perspective highlighting legal and regulatory challenges that were encountered within the project (Hartwig von Bredow, von Bredow Valentin Herz).
It is ensured that enough time will be spent on the discussion of these different aspects.
11:00 - 11:15: Welcome message and brief introduction into ELIPTIC activities on multi-purpose charging infrastructure – Henning Günter, Rupprecht Consult
11:15 - 11:40: Using the London Underground electricity grid for the charging of electric buses and TfL service vehicles - David Talbot/, Transport for London (TfL)
11:40 - 12:05: Planning a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles using Barcelona’s metro and tram network - Estefania Martinez Lara, B:SM
12.05 - 12.30: Legal and regulatory challenges in the use of multi-purpose electric infrastructure – Dr. Hartwig von Bredow, von Bredow Valentin Herz
12:30: End of webinar