InclusivEV is a pan-European, EIT Climate KIC funded project, demonstrating the potential for electric vehicles to be used for car sharing schemes in low income, edge of city neighbourhoods.
The project aims to validate the business case for electric car clubs in low-income neighbourhoods to unlock a new market of 13.5 million households, cutting carbon emissions and improving air quality. The project will deploy a total of 90 vehicles across three EU cities: Solihull (UK), Modena (Italy) and Valencia (Spain) to test the operational requirements and consumer demand. The sites will be developed in a phased approach so that each site can learn from each other.
Why is it helpful?:
The InclusivEV project will provide affordable, flexible mobility, encouraging social equality and improving social mobility to provide access to key services such as healthcare, education, leisure facilities and job interviews. By proving the business case for electric car clubs in low-income neighbourhoods, the project has the potential to unlock a new market of 13.5 million households, cutting carbon emissions and improving air quality.
Areas of Expertise:
Cenex is responsible for the overall project management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation. Cenex is also leading on the development of the business plan and dissemination activities. Cenex is managing the deployment of the Solihull, UK site including site selection, chargepoint procurement and infrastructure installation. Cenex is also the lead partner evaluating the potential for bidirectional charging.
A number of guidance documents have been produced following this research, which outline the findings of this study:
- Executive Summary
- Commercial Business Case
- Social and Environmental Benefits
- Community Engagement and Marketing Guide
- Procurement and Technical Requirements
- EIT Climate KIC (funder)
- University of Valencia (LISITT)