CIVITAS - Polis EV Workshop – Rotterdam
Andy Luck, Transport Manager for LEPT, attended and presented at the CIVITAS – Polis EV workshop which looked at the challenges and solutions of charging infrastructure deployment across Europe. The two day event was attended by a number of delegates and included a variety of presentations in these four areas: ‘Charging in Residential Areas’, ‘Interoperability and Services’, ‘Location of Charging Infrastructure’ and ‘Developing a Business Case for Charging Infrastructure’.
The meeting was followed by a Polis working group discussion around the upcoming EU funding opportunities under the Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals. The requirements for each call were analysed in more detail and topics for potential consortia and proposals were discussed.
ERTRAC / EPoSS / SmartGrids Electrification Roadmap working group – Berlin
Andy Luck, Transport Manager for LEPT, attended the above working group discussion on 15 July which is looking to develop version 3.0 of the European Roadmap for the Electrification of Road Transport. The working group looks to assess the current set of objectives for the development of the electrification of road transport, whilst setting new milestones up to 2030 in the areas of energy storage systems, drive train technologies, system integration, grid integration, transport networks and safety. The recommendations and requirements outlined within this roadmap will feed into the future PPP research and development tasks and will form the basis of future European funding programmes. LEPT were specifically interested in users’ expectations around charging infrastructure, which has been included in the document for the first time.
Horizon 2020 Information Days - Brussels
LEPT will be attending the H2020 ‘Smart, Green and Integrated Transport’ programme’ information and brokerage event on 28 September 2016. At this event we will be presenting a project proposal for a LEPT lead bid and promoting London boroughs as possible partners in other consortiums. LEPT will provide an update from the day’s event in our September eBulletin. In the interim, further information on H2020 and the 2017 Calls for Proposals is available to download on the LEPT website.