The project involves the development and testing of mobility services with electric vehicles to access both new housing districts as well as existing residential areas. Insights are to be gained in terms of an integrative approach for introducing electromobility in private households for future market development.

The project will commence with planning and concept phases during which all the essential parameters for implementation and accompanying evaluation will be defined. Economically sustainable e-carsharing concepts for various residential districts and specific target groups will be developed in order to create viable business models. District-based carpooling vehicles or other vehicles deployed in public carsharing services are to be used. Through this improved access to electric vehicles, the modal split is to be encouraged to move towards sustainable mobility. Economic deployment of the electric vehicles as well as attention to pricing models and usage load factors are to be particularly assessed within the framework of closed and non-closed user groups. In terms of the business model, it is to be established who must make what financial contribution to ensure that the service becomes attractive enough overall — and is therefore made good use of — in order to make it commercially viable for the operator.

The specific goals of the project include:

  • Linking renewable energy with electromobility in connection with a pioneering fast-charging infrastructure
  • Assessment of potentials for the deployment of electric vehicles in connection with Energy Plus houses
  • Practical implementation of a mobility concept in joint ownership communities (closed user group)
  • Show practicable residential district operator models for the incorporation of electromobility and e-carsharing
  • Inclusion of concepts for electromobility during the planning phase
  • Optimisation of the reduced noise emissions arising from electromobility, through corresponding building planning requirements
  • Validation of the practical effects of the integrated mobility concept on the real estate purchase decision
  • Assessment of the effects of the specific electromobility concept on costs

The project promotes and investigates the integration of electromobility concepts in residential districts in Hamburg. Specific energy and mobility concepts will be developed and tested in a practical environment in up to ten model districts each featuring differing typologies. From a business-energy perspective, the focus lies on the development and testing of a new type of storage and recharging system as well as the assessment of potentials for deployment of electric vehicles in combination with energy self-sufficient buildings. In this regard, the concept and development of »Energy Plus« houses in connection with recharging equipment for electric vehicles is being undertaken in some selected district projects. The project commences by defining district-related typologies for the mobility and energy concept as a basis for subsequent conceptual and implementation steps. This is followed by the concept and planning for the development of an innovative recharging infrastructure and the provision of electric vehicles in the model district. The framework conditions for the energetic integration of the recharging infrastructure and the vehicle in the building will then be defined. The final practical phase will involve the collection and evaluation of data, comprising a part of the overall project evaluation process.

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