E-Mobility NSR
North Sea Region Electric Mobility Network (E-Mobility NSR)


The project North Sea Region Electric Mobility Network (E-Mobility NSR) provided state of the art information, which helped policy development in e-mobility in the North Sea Region. It also provided insight into the gaps and needs in respect of infrastructure, logistics and preliminary standards for multi charging techniques. Ultimately, the project delivered a long-term basis upon which regional and local governments as well as other relevant stakeholders in the North Sea Region might engage on e-mobility.

01/04/2011 - 30/09/2014
3 - Improving the Accessibility of Places in the North Sea Region
Area of Intervention
3.1 To promote regional accessibility strategies
ERDF Grant
3,239,466.00 €
ERDF Equivalent
89,900.00 €
Total Eligible Budget
6,658,732.00 €
Lead Beneficiary
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Kathrin Rath
Tel: +49 404 2875 6313
Project Homepage
Beneficiaries per Country
United Kingdom
Transport for London
Newcastle City Council
Northumbria University
Cities Institute
Hertfordshire County Council
The Netherlands
Municipality of Amsterdam
Delft University of Technology
Province of North Holland
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
FDT - Association of Danish Transport and Logistics Centres
Høje-Taastrup Kommune
Lindholmen Science Park AB
Zero Emission Resource Organisation
Ghent University
Background and Aim


The project´s main aim was to increase regional accessibility in the North Sea Region by fostering e-mobility and stimulating the use of electric car transport across the region including the utilisation of electric vehicles in urban freight.

A main result was that electric cars could be used to travel across the North Sea Region more easily. The project helped the EU in meeting its climate commitments and unlocking the potential for substantial investments in the fields of e-mobility.


The area of electric mobility (e-mobility) is a fast growing field and one of great strategic value to the North Sea Region. This is so because it not only helps to foster the scientific and technological development in the North Sea Region in an area of strategic interest, but also because it supports regional economic development and assists towards increasing its accessibility and achieving greater territorial integration. Furthermore, e-mobility contributes to reducing CO2 emissions and helps the EU to achieve the goal of reducing its emissions by 20% until the year 2020.

Several regions and cities in the North Sea Region seek to develop strategies and action plans to stimulate e-mobility by encouraging the use of electric cars for local transport. However, these activities are not fine-tuned or interlinked, meaning that valuable human and financial resources are not being put to full use. This limits the concept of e-mobility to individual cities or regions and leads to a limited use of e-mobility between these cities or regions, which characterises an untapped potential.

Therefore, the project aimed to develop the conditions to steer current and future developments, connect the various networks to form a true transnational “backbone” or “grid” within the North Sea Region for e-mobility and increase accessibility in the region.

  • State of the art information on e-mobility in the North Sea Region
  • User’s guide to transnational e-mobility infrastructure implementation
  • Virtual e-mobility route linking UK/North Sea Region partners
  • Pilots on fast charging integration of energy from renewable sources, battery exchange and recycling
  • Development of a smart grid concept with charging points
  • E-Mobility centres in the participating regions/cities
  • Forum and transnational strategy for Clean Urban Freight Logistics Solutions (CUFLOS)

Government helpdesk of the Met

Mobile EMIC on outdoor mission

80 hours around the NSR EV rally

Gathering expert insights
E-Mobility NSR Project Partner Meeting
Dates: 02/09/2014 - 02/09/2014
Fostering Electric Mobility in the NSR Region - E-Mobility NSR Final Results Conference
Dates: 01/09/2014 - 01/09/2014
Fuelling the Climate - Specialist Seminar “Clean Urban Freight Solutions”
Dates: 22/05/2014 - 22/05/2014
International conference on electrified public transport
Dates: 21/05/2014 - 22/05/2014
Dates: 11/04/2014 - 11/04/2014
E-Mobility: “Policy, Practice and Profitability”
Dates: 10/10/2013 -
Hamburger Fachtagung - Vehicle to Grid
Dates: 05/09/2013 -
E-Mobility in the North Sea Region - experience and recommendations for development from current and future EV users
Dates: 07/03/2013 - 07/03/2013
3. E-Mobility NSR Roundtable zu Elektromobilität in der Metropolregion Amsterdam (German language)
Dates: 28/11/2012 - 28/11/2012
Dates: 25/10/2012 - 25/10/2012
2. Hamburger E-Mobility Roundtable (German language)
Dates: 13/06/2012 - 13/06/2012
Fuelling the Climate 2012 (German language)
Dates: 16/05/2012 - 16/05/2012
European Consultation on E-Mobility
Dates: 11/05/2012 - 11/05/2012
E-Mobility NSR partner meeting and transnational meeting
Dates: 29/03/2012 - 30/03/2012
E-Mobility NSR - 1st International Workshop on
Dates: 15/03/2012 - 15/03/2012
1. Hamburger E-Mobility Roundtable (German language)
Dates: 08/02/2012 - 08/02/2012
Transnational Public Meeting "Trends on E-Mobility in the North Sea Region"
Dates: 06/10/2011 - 06/10/2011
4th project newsletter
The Use of Second Life Electric Vehicle Batteries for Grid Support
The Effect of Cycling on the State of Health of the Electric Vehicle Battery
Study on best practice and requirements for procuring fast chargers issue_final
Standardization of EV Recharging infrastructure
Stakeholder strategies regarding the realization of an electric vehicle recharging infrastructure
Report to Inform the Setting up of Regional E-Mobility Information Centres
Mapping of public E-Mobility events, showcasing projects, demonstrations and
Mapping of public & private E-Mobility awareness needs in the North Sea Region
Mapping of current E-Mobility activities campaigns and information channels
Experience Electrical Vehicle The case of fast charging
Danish Experiences in Setting up Charging Infrastructure for EVs
Comparative Analysis of European Examples of Schemes for Freight Electric Vehicles Final_report_7.3
Analysis of user needs for ICT
A review of European projects in the field of electric
A Modelling Tool to Investigate the Effect of Electric Vehicle Charging on Low Voltage Networks_Barcelona_EVS27
1st International Workshop on Experiences and the future of EV Fast Charging
3rd project newsletter
Activity7.3 - Final Report
Review of NSR charge point maps interim report June 2013 final
E-mobility 3.6. Main Report April 2013
E-mobility 3.6. Supplementary Paper to Main Report April 2013
Eras of Electric Vehicles
Integrating space syntax and discrete event simulation
Acitivty 5.2 report FDT
FastCharge Pilot Gothenburg
FastCharge Pilot experiences
Deliverable 3.3 - E-Mobility Projects
Activity 3.3 - E-mobility policies in the NSR countries
European Consultation on E-Mobility
Report WS fast charging 120315
Experiences from NO SE cooperation
2nd project newsletter
1st project newsletter
project flyer

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