Mobility/Demand management

Planning for charging infrastructure in urban mobility

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a more and more common sight on streets. This seems interesting not only climate wise, but also brings along its own specific challenges and daily dilemmas. For urban mobility professionals and policymakers it is important to include not only parking space for vehicles, for example, but also to think about if and how the charging of EVs can be organized, controlled, etc., in a safe, and environmental-friendly setting for all stakeholders involved.

In this course you will learn more about planning for charging infrastructure in urban mobility. The course will introduce you to the concept of charging infrastructure as the EU-funded projects of GreenCharge, USER-CHI and MEISTER define it. The projects will share their activities, tools and results with you to get you more informed.

The course brings together different aspects of charging infrastructure for urban mobility planning. It should bring you knowledge and tools as well as important sources of information when planning for urban mobility.

Learner benefits: 
This course will help you to achieve an overview of current developments, challenges and perspectives on charging infrastructure in urban mobility planning.

What you will learn: 
The course will help you to achieve knowledge on the concept of charging infrastructure in urban mobility. It helps you to identify different stakeholders involved and, especially regarding the end-users, or EV-users, what their motivation is to do so. The course also helps you identifying the different implementation strategies- in municipalities. The last part of the course you will be challenged by future prospects, perspectives and urban challenges.

About this course: 
This course is developed under the EU Horizon 2020 project CIVITAS ELEVATE. CIVITAS ELEVATE aims to expand (future) mobility professionals’ capacities in making urban mobility more sustainable and smarter.  

Contributing authors:   
- Katharina Csillak (USER-CHI / IKEM)
- Jacqueline Floch (GreenCharge / SINTEF)
- Ángel Moya (MEISTER / ETRA)
- Brechtje Walburgh Schmidt and Teije Gorris (CIVITAS ELEVATE / DTV Capacity Building).
  • 0.1. Course introduction
  • 0.2. About this course
  • 0.3. Course objectives and outline
  • 0.4. Practical information
  • Block 1: Urban charging infrastructure and its extension goals
  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. What is charging infrastructure?
  • 1.3. Quiz
  • 1.4. What are extension goals of charging infrastructure?
  • 1.5. Stakeholders involved in the provision of charging infrastructure
  • 1.6. Main stakeholders
  • 1.7. Realising a well-functioning and sustainable infrastructure
  • 1.8. Quiz
  • 1.9. Technical and legal requirements for charging infrastructure
  • 1.10. Quiz
  • 1.11. Overview of technical requirements for charging infrastructure
  • 1.12. Interoperability
  • 1.13. Wrapping up block 1
  • Block 2: Charging infrastructure and its end-users
  • 2.1. Introduction
  • 2.2. Motivation & preferences
  • 2.3. Social-economic and social demographic data
  • 2.4. Users' preferences for charging infrastructure
  • 2.5. Quiz
  • 2.6. Wrapping up block 2
  • Block 3 : Cooperation in implementation strategies for municipalities
  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. Housing companies cooperate in implementation strategies in Oslo
  • 3.3. Quiz
  • 3.4. Car sharing scheme providers
  • 3.5. Quiz
  • 3.6. Zero emission logistics
  • 3.7. Planning authorities and planning responsibilities
  • 3.8. First eMobility steps in a city full of potential: Murcia (Spain)
  • 3.9. Quiz
  • 3.10. Wrapping up block 3
  • Block 4: Space and energy management: a conflict of interests?
  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. Public and non-public space in city areas
  • 4.3. Quiz
  • 4.4. Parking management and emobility
  • 4.5. Quiz
  • 4.6. Grid management
  • 4.7. Quiz
  • 4.8. How can energy and parking management be reconciled?
  • 4.9. Quiz
  • 4.10. Are today’s smart charging really smart?
  • 4.11. Contextual challenges of e-mobility for energy infrastructure
  • 4.12. Quiz
  • 4.13. Wrapping up block 4
  • Block 5: Final test, conclusion and take-aways
  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Course conclusions
  • 5.3. Final test
  • 5.4. Thank you
  • Tell us what you think of this e-course on planning for charging infrastructure!
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "5.3. Final test"