E-mobility solutions are growing in both popularity and range, with people now able to access e-bikes, cargo bikes, scooters and cars for purchase or hire. However, more action is needed to make these modes more commonly used in cities and achieve a further shift away from petrol and diesel cars.
The eHUBS project will develop on-street locations that bring together e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, e-scooters and/or e-cars, offering users a wide range of options to experiment and use in various situations. The idea is to give a high-quality and diverse offer of shared electric mobility services to dissuade citizens from owning private cars, resulting in cleaner, more liveable and pleasant cities.
Six partner cities and regions from five different countries - including Manchester, Arnhem-Nijmegen, Leuven and Amsterdam - will realise and promote eHUBS and pave the way for others to do the same. The eHUBS implementation approach will differ according to the size and needs of the respective cities. In doing so, it will develop knowledge, best practices and a blueprint that would lead to replication of the experiences in other cities and regions, as well as a consistent reduction of air pollution, congestion and carbon emissions in the cities and a growing market for commercial shared e-mobility providers aligned with local policy goals.
The projects runs from November 2019 until December 2022.