EU Project Boosts Use of E-Vehicles in Valladolid
The Urban Regeneration Model provides solutions in both technical and non-technical fields. Within the technical innovations, three key priority fields are identified for the Sustainable Urban Regeneration process: SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS & DISTRICTS, SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY, INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURES & MONITORING.
To help Valladolid roll out its electro-mobility plan which includes charging stations, e-buses and citizen engagement, the city joined the EU-funded REMOURBAN project.
Since its inception in 2015, the project has provided funding and ideas not only to implement the latest mobility technology but also to build sound business models for sustainably managing the infrastructure required.
The plan seems to have got off the ground as users of e-vehicles more than doubled between 2015 and 2018, up from 156 to 350 in the city of Valladolid. Measures behind this success include free parking for e-vehicles in the town centre and more charging stations close to shopping centres, hotels and other convenient locations.
As the project comes to an end, promising results are emerging. In 2018 alone, 8,789 recharges took place with a total consumption of 64.519 kWh.
This amounts to over 400,000 kilometres travelled by e-vehicles and almost 75,000 kg of CO2 emission avoided.
Economic incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles
The local Government of Valladolid has approved economic incentives to boost electric mobility in the city.
With the Framework Agreement and a budget of 755,000 euros, 95 new electric vehicles -mostly delivery fleets and e-vehicles of private companies-, and 25 electric motorbikes, will be on the streets of the city. In addition, 70 new charging stations will be installed at strategic locations in the city such as CENTROLID (the most important logistic center of the region).
This budget has been allocated for providing data about the electric vehicles. Also for reporting and monitoring the recharging points of hotels, malls and gas stations.
Delivery of aggregated and anonymous data
The agreement is an innovative and participating process through which the City Council engages this data services.
Contribution of aggregated and anonymous data main goal’s demo is to monitor the peaks and battery status of the e-vehicle, how energy is delivered and how it is recovered. The electric vehicles will be geo-located to provide users with real-time information on the location of public charging points, their availability, their capacity or the status of their services
These tracking and monitoring actions will help to generate a comprehensive set of data to develop a model that reflects the traffic density, the use of electric vehicles in urban areas, energy demand of the public recharge points or other environmental pollution aspects in the center.
All the information provided by the DEMO will deepen the knowledge of how electric mobility works in the city. The data will show how to establish patterns or city models in terms of traffic configuration, regulation of the entrance of vehicles to the city, parking, incentives or municipal taxes on vehicles.