On the 3-4 March 2021, the eCharge4Drivers consortium convened for its 2nd virtual plenary meeting to reflect on the last 9 months of the project and look towards at what is yet to come.
eCharge4Drivers, is developing and demonstrating user-centric, charging solutions and smart services, fostering implementation of electric charging across Europe to support the transition to more a sustainable mobility landscape. Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions; without increasing uptake of alternative, cleaner vehicles, the Green Deal objectives will be missed.
The meeting was an opportunity to examine the significant progress eCharge4Drivers has made over the last few months. Electric vehicle (EV) users (and potential users) are at the core of the project’s activities, and extensive efforts have been made to understand users’ needs and guide infrastructure development accordingly. The project opened a survey to gather the input from taxi drivers, private users and logistics services, which was translated into a variety of European languages and promoted widely to optimise participation.
“Project partners had the opportunity to further discuss and analyse the key findings of the 3-months survey targeting (EV & non-EV) drivers as regards emobility charging concerns, preferences and expectations,” said Dr. Evangelos Karfopoulos from ICCS, the project manager.
The meeting was an opportunity to discuss and plan for fulfilment of remaining objectives.
“We are excited with the great advancements achieved so far concerning the design of and the realization of some prototypes for the innovative, user-centric charging technologies and services of the project. Further news and insights to follow soon…stay tuned!”, said Evangelos.
Find out more about the project’s recent activities here.