Int-E-Grid: Powering Electromobility in Poland and Germany
Facilitating the expansion of electromobility by developing recommendations for central and local authorities and the business sector.
The Int-E-Grid project is a response to the Katowice Partnership for Electromobility which was confirmed during COP24. To foster changes in the transport sector and encourage the transition from conventional vehicles to electric cars in Poland and Germany, the project creates a platform for expert cooperation to motivate stakeholders and define and overcome barriers. Targeted groups are governments, local municipal authorities, innovative companies, as well as environmental NGOs.
Meeting of the project group; photo: Forum Energii, 2019
Over 20 months, the platform fosters mutual learning to align approaches and to lower the costs of climate protection in energy and transport. This is followed by defining policy recommendations. All activities will be implemented via bilateral high-level meetings, in-depth analysis of existing practices, technologies and trends, conferences, as well as numerous consultations among partners and experts. This will strengthen dialogue between the stakeholders and pave the way to overcome existing barriers for the development of electromobility mutually.
In Poland and Germany, road transport is a major cause of GHG emissions and air pollution. To reduce these and to achieve climate neutrality, changes are required in the energy production sector, but also in transport. Electric Vehicle (EV) development is an opportunity to achieve improvements in the transport sector.
The establishment of electric mobility faces several challenges. Among them are a lack of capacities on legal regulations facilitating the development of E-mobility, the lack of technical experience and knowledge on business models, a lack of adequate network infrastructure, insufficient cooperation between actors, insufficient numbers of vehicle charging stations, and no common national standard for charging stations.
Through promoting electromobility among stakeholders, the project supports long-term changes in the energy mix, deployment of renewables in the targeted countries, and leads to reduction of CO2 emission.
Updated: June 2020
Project duration: 10/19 - 05/21
Funding: 270,000 €
Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Governments, Private sector, Small and medium enterprises (SME)
Implementing organisation: Forum Energii
Partners: Agora Energiewende, E-mobility Promotion Foundation
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.