e-Mobility Smart Grid For Passengers and Last Mile Freight Transport in the Alpine Space

Engaging with public and private stakeholders - The first Transnational Living Lab

e-SMART project partners implemented on 23rd September the first “Transnational Living Lab”, to support the development of e-mobility in public transports and in the last mile. They also created an innovative toolkit test in Alpine regions for Italy and in other European countries.

The Transnational Living Lab is a work-table to co-create new methodologies of interaction between Public Administration and private sectors to foster e-mobility. The Transnational table, met the first time under the coordination of Bruno Grandjéan by Pole Vehicul du Futur, had the duty to synthesize the outcomes from the national tables, which had grasped the peculiarities and the local needs in supporting the e-mobility. The Transnational Living Lab scope is feed them into a common methodological framework.

Apart from short presentations on technical issues about the project, a great attention was given to the results of national tables and to the best practices, as well as the remarks of the stakeholders, from Public Administration, energy and mobility suppliers. They all expressed their strong involvement to take part in technical tables of the project.

Many participants attended the meeting, coming from five nations.

Applying a territory's perspective to the promotion of e-mobility - The second Transnational Living Lab

On the 16th of February 2021, the e-SMART partnership organized the second Transnational Living Lab under the title "The promotion of e-mobility in local public transport and last-mile-logistic from a territory's perspective". The main objective of the transnational living labs is to exchange on common challenges regarding regulation, implementation and policies of eletrified Local Public Transport (LPT) and Last-Mile Logstics (LML). The Living Labs are attended by stakeholders familiar with the project, but also new interested actors and external experts willing to give insights into their respective fields of action.

During this online meeting the 98 participants including e-SMART partners from different Alpine countries discovered what the e-SMART project has learned so far concerning the challenges for e-mobility in the fields of Last Mile Logistics and Local Public Transport.

The topics of the project were first adressed through a series of speeches from experts, and then after a quick online poll were discussed in smaller dedicated breakout sessions. The expert inputs were delivered by Martin Rheintaler, on a recent market study conducted in the city of Klagenfurt on joint electric charging infrastructure for LPT and LML. It was Christoph Möhring from the private form P3 Group who complemented his input from a private sector's perspective. Both presentations are available below.


Market study on the use of e-vehicles in the logistic sector - Martin Reinthaler, Austrian Institute of Technology

e-Mobility on the move: Challenges for fleet operators to overcome - Christoph Mohring, P3 Group

For more information, please contact Bruno Grandjean.

How to support sustainable mobility towards a smart village ecosystem? - The third Transnational Living Lab

The e-SMART project partners held their 3rd Transnational Living Lab on 17 May 2021. The event, organized in collaboration between WPT1 leader PVF and Lead Partner RSE, was called "Forum on smart territory data platforms: How to support sustainable mobility towards a smart village ecosystem?".

According to its name, the event focused on the importance of smart data platforms and data in general. Several experts from different European data platforms participated in the event.

Thanks to the extensive experiences, diverse backgrounds and expertises of these speakers, the event gave participants a clear picture of the state of the art of data platforms across Europe. Furthermore, thanks to this event, the e-SMART project partners had the opportunity to better understand the importance of data and the platform for the success of the project.

The announcement as well as the agenda of the event are available here.


e-SMART Feasibility Study Report and TNLL program - Guido Piccoli, ALOT S.r.l.

Fiware platform - Andrea Cruciani, TeamDev S.r.l.

Yucca smart data platform - Regione Piemonte

TerriSTORY data platform - Thomas Knight, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Energie Environnement

GAIA X infrastructure - Ilkka Lakaniemi, Aalto University School of Business

Smartdata Wien - Franz Xaver Pfaffenbichler, City of Vienna

E015 Digital Ecosystem - Emiliano Sergio Verga, Cefriel

Electrified local transport and smart city solutions - The fourth Transnational Living Lab

The fourth e-SMART Transnational Living Lab (TNLL) meeting was held on the 20th of October 2021 in Ljubljana. The meeting was, due to Covid-19 restrictions, held as a hybrid event and was organized by GIZ ACS with the help of other e-SMART project partners.

The day started with the hosting partners welcome address and a short presentation on the e-SMART project by Mrs. Cavicchioli. Following that, Mr. Zanini from Gruppo Torinese Trasport reported on the electrification of Turin’s local public transport and Mr. Pyzik from Codognotto Austria presented the views on the implementation of electrification in private logistics companies. Afterwards, Mr. Klemenčič from the University of Maribor introduced the INTERREG project EfficienCE, which aims to provide modern solutions for implementation of electrified local public transport, especially the need for robust data platforms. On the topic of data platforms, the following presentation by Mrs. Hribernik from LIT Transit showed what state of the art current data platforms for local public transport are capable of.

The TNLL meeting was concluded with a presentation of Mrs. Černilogar Radež, in which she presented the views of the Slovenian government on future electrification.

Finally, a mapping of representatives responsible for participation in RLL activities took place and it was announced that the next e-SMART action will be interviews based on a questionnaire which will be prepared by the e-SMART partnership.

The meeting lasted from 9:30 until 16:00 o'clock and was attended by 22 online participants and 29 in-person participants.

The announcement as well as the agenda of the event are available here.

„DISCOVER WHAT THE PROJECT HAS TO OFFER“ - The 5th Transnational Living Lab

The 5th e-SMART Transnational Living Lab meeting took place online via Zoom, on March 31st 2022 from 11.30 to 13:00.

It was dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the main project outputs.

Mrs Cavicchioli (RSE) first made a short presentation of the project.

Mrs Wallin (Kempten University) presented the Tactical roadmap.

Mr Grandjean (PVF) then presented the Operational roadmap,

Mrs Odlazek (BSC Kranj) made a presentation of the e-SMART Digital Toolkit: goals, how it works, problems encountered, outlook.

Before and after all presentations, rounds of questions were asked to the audience in order to get their feedback both on the subjects and on the outputs presented.

The announcement and the agenda of the event are available here.