CIVITAS Park4SUMP - High Level Meeting - Electric vehicle deployment: Parking matters!

EV Charging
Start Date
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Online (Zoom)

The second edition of the high-level meetings on EV charging will take place online on 6 July 2022 from 14:00-16:00.

Time & Date: 6 July, 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online

The rapid, scaled installation of EV chargers brings challenges. In this high-level meeting, the Horizon 2020 projects PARK4SUMP, USER-CHI and eCHARGE4DRIVERS bring together key-stakeholders to discuss how we synergise to so much needed ‘motor shift’ with the ongoing modal and space shift. We will discuss which ‘no regret measures’ can be taken at this stage to make sure EV investments are aligned with the sustainable urban mobility goals of the city.

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This event, organised by POLIS (on behalf of Park4SUMP), USER-CHI and eCHARGE4DRIVERS will discuss:

  • The relation between SUMP, parking policy and EV-charging deployment
  • Best practices in EV deployment, minimising the impact on public space
  • The role of the parking manager, and the municipal parking company in EV deployment
  • Practical issues: enforcement, pricing etc.

Electric vehicles are taking flight. The EU has high ambitions for electrification of the fleet, with a total phase-out of ICE vehicles by 2035. Several member states, regions and cities want to go full electric even earlier.

Cities implementing electromobility strategies enter into a new and complex world of stakeholders, standards, regulations and business models etc. There is high pressure on local governments to step in as ‘initiator’ or ‘director’ of charging infrastructure roll-out. It is expected that about 20% of EV users will not be able to charge their vehicle on private property. Consequently, the parking sector plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth EV transition. The parking sector manages the space in which vehicles are parked, and - while being parked – can charge!

This event is specifically targeting local and national decision makers, who are at the start of initiating charging infrastructure deployment. The event will provide basic information about current EU legislation and its impact on the local level, and will provide the opportunities to discuss challenges ahead, and potential solution pathways.

Final Agenda

14:00 – 14:05 Official Welcome by Patrick Auwerx, PARK4SUMP coordinator 

14.05 – 14.20 EVs; EU legislation, trends, and the role for cities, Alexander Verduyn, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport 

14.20 – 14.50 Break-out rooms – round 1

- The role of the city and the parking manager: plan, permit, procure  

(Best practice from Trondheim, chaired by Park4SUMP)

- EV charging solutions with low impact on public space  

(Best practice from Berlin, chaired by USER-CHI, 

- EVs and parking operations: services, tariffs, and enforcement  

(Best practice from Grenoble, chaired by eCharge4Drivers


14.50 – 14.55 Room switch 

14.55 – 15.25 Break-out rooms – round 2

15.25 – 16.00 Panel discussion 

EV deployment stakeholders and the role for parking in EV deployment? 

  • ALLEGO, European public EV charging network 
  • Birger Elvestad, City of Trondheim, Norway 
  • Óscar Rodrigues, EMEL Lisbon, parking operator 
  • Robin Loos, BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation  

16.00 – 16.15 Closing remarks, conclusions, next steps