20 October 2020
Since 2016, the lighthouse cities of Lisbon, London and Milan have implemented several smart city measures in the framework of the project Sharing Cities. Based on that knowledge and technical experience, Sharing Cities is launching a series of short webinars to explore each of those measures one by one: digital social market, e-bikes, building retrofit, sustainable energy management system, smart lampposts, e-mobility, and urban sharing platform. Each measure is also supported by a smart booklet and playbook which go into greater detail on how to replicate and scale-up in your city.
Starting in June, each of these webinars will present the implementation of one smart city solution through two case studies from lighthouse cities. After the presentations, all participants are invited to join the discussion, ask questions and share their experiences.
What does e-mobility cover?
- Electric vehicles (EV) sharing schemes: it is a model of car rental thanks to which people can rent an electric car for short periods of time. They are often managed by mobility sharing service providers. From the municipalities’ perspective, EV sharing is an instrument which provides the local community with an alternative mobility service for their daily or occasional commuting, reducing the number of private vehicles in the city.
- E-logistics: cities are hubs for the global goods distribution networks and an estimated one half of all road freight mobility takes place in cities. The road congestion and pollution this entails are expected to grow because of the increase of delivery via e-commerce. Electric logistics (e-logistics) is a way to cope with this issue. E-logistics is an electric fleet of vehicles that transport goods within cities. This can be made up of electric cars or vans, autonomous vehicles or electric cargo bikes.