Topic of the practice
Encouraging Low Emission Transports
Good Practice Information
E-mobility Malmö, demonstration project to learn more about practical day to day use of electrical vehicles, shows a good example of sustainable electrical mobility. It is a project that energy company E.ON runs in corporation with City of Malmö and with support from Swedish Energy Agency. The project aims at gaining knowledge about electricity vehicles, and collect needed information to be able to develop a future proof infrastructure for a sustainable transportation system. The main scope of the project is that test persons from different social and employment groups in society will test different kinds of electrical vehicles. It possible for the cities employees to use electrical vehicles using pool sharing, even more people will have the opportunity to use electrical vehicles. The purpose of all this testing is to gain experiences and knowledge about using electrical vehicles and electrical infrastructure on a day to day.
Evidence of success
For e-scooters and e-bikes, the transport behavior has changed in an environmentally adapted direction: E-scooters and e-bikes replace trips with conventional cars; the e-bike trips are much longer than traditional bike trips. The first indication shows that the number of car trips increase when an e-car is introduced, but driving behavior changes in an environmental direction (eco-driving).
A large information campaign with internal test driving events was needed to increase the interest of the vehicle pool.
E-cars are more popular than combustion cars. 2 e-cars placed at one office have been used twice as much as the 4 combustion engine cars.
The pure battery electric cars (not plug-in hybrids) have almost only been used for shorter trips (below 30 km).
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Per-Arne Nilsson // Per-Johan Wik
Malmö city environmental office // Skåne Association of Local Authorities - Skåne Energy Agency
Annex completed on: 03-13-2013