Green eMotion, Electric Mobility Extends Across Europe

Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A four-year project, consisting in 42 partners and 12 pilot projects in different European countries. Green eMotion has guided the creation of a network of integrated infrastructures for electric vehicles and for the development of a software platform that allows customers to book a charging station and use different payment systems.

The objective of the initiative, launched by the European Union in 2011, was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (by 20 percent by 2020 and by 40 percent by 2030, compared to emissions in 1990), and to set a European standard for the development of e-mobility, through the creation of a sustainable platform based on common regulations.

The know how was made available by a consortium consisting of partners from the automotive industry, utilities, local authorities, universities and research and technology institutes, and sees Enel as the Regional Board Coordinator. Due to its extensive experience in the field, Enel has guided testing on interoperability between different charging infrastructures and distributors. In fact, Enel Distribuzione has created the first interoperable charging system in Italy, and the first in Europe to work between two systems in different countries.

Green eMotion has carried out tests in real contexts, addressing issues such as the integration of renewable energy and the qualitative aspects of energy supply. The main results of the initiative were presented at the third EU Electromobility Stakeholder Forum and at the European Economic and Social Committee, an event which featured national decision makers and socio-economic operators.

Enel has been a leader in the e-mobility sector since 2009, with its launch of the “e-Mobility Italy” project and with the subsequent development of an intelligent e-car charging infrastructure in Italy, which now counts more than 1,500 stations managed by the EMM central control system (Electric Mobility Management). The Group is also engaging in e-mobility development projects in Spain, the EU and the rest of Europe, as well as Latin America.

Further details of the results of the Green eMotion project are available on www.greenemotion-project.eu.