News item | 2012-04-26 | 13:50 PM

E-mobility news: BeMobility – public EV transport

The testing of innovative mobility solutions by linking an electric vehicle fleet with public transport was the focus of the BeMobility project that lasted for 27 months.

BeMobility – public EV transport

New approaches will be needed to ensure future mobility, including the connection between individual mobility and public transport. The German project “BeMobility - Berlin Electromobil” had a duration of 27 months and lasted from September 2009 to November 2011. In this context, partners from the energy industry, automotive industry, public transport, car park operators as well as information service providers and stakeholders from politics and administration worked to establish new multi-modal mobility concepts and to integrate electric vehicles in public transport.

Technical and economical integration

The concrete core of the project was the technical and economic integration of electric vehicles in public transport and the operation of an electric vehicle fleet in Berlin. The public access to electric cars was carried out over a car-sharing system where users could connect the benefits of several ways of transportation: low-emitting electric vehicles on the road combined with the constant availability and unrestricted range of public transport.

The focus was on the request to organise an easy, flexible and affordable, ecologically sustainable mobility. The transition between different transportation modes should be as simple as possible. Specifically, as part of the project, it was shown that integration:

  • works technically, 
  • is actually in demand, 
  • can improve the performance of public transport, and that 
  • urban development is feasible.

More information

About the Model Region Berlin (in German, new window) (in German, new window)

Final project report: "BeMobility - Berlin elektroMobil. Gemeinsame Abschlussbericht des Projektkonsortiums", 2011 (in German)

Contact person: Franziska Schuth