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Brochure on the Results of the Electromobility+ initiative 2010 – 2015:
Electromobility+ 2010-2015 Results

Duration: May 2012 - December 2014 (32 Months)
Funding: ERA-NET Transport Electromobility+

Project Synthesis and Press Coverage

English Synthesis Report

German Synthesis Report

German Press Portfolio

Press Coverage



Main Objectives
The main objectives of the DEFINE project are firstly

  • to assess a realistic scale for an introduction of electromobility in terms of behavioural, technological and environmental possibilities, and secondly

  • to predict the economic costs and implications of such a shift towards electromobility from the current  unsustainable transport paradigm.

Macroeconomic Model + Scenarios
The centre of the project consists of a significant extension of the IHS’ existing hybrid bottom-up top-down general equilibrium model (specifically concerning the traffic sector and the bottom-up electricity part of the model) to assess the economic costs of political, technological and environmental scenarios, developed by UBA and OEI for Austria and Germany, respectively. With the help of CASE, the model is applied to Poland, as an application example for any European country.

Household Survey - Microdata
In order to receive a realistic notion of household preferences regarding e-mobility, IHS and CASE each perform a micro-estimation to analyse the population’s willingness to change from the common transportation pattern to one based more on public transport and e-mobility.

Electricity Market Modelling + Scenarios
Parallel to that, ESEA and DIW analyse the technological possibilities concerning power grids, the electricity sector and charging stations for EVs. To this end, they elaborate on existing unit commitment models and develop these into a transnational partial equilibrium electricity market model framework to assess the technological interactions between electromobility and the electricity sectors. Scenario assumptions are again provided by UBA and OEI. With the support of CASE, electricity market modelling is extended to Poland.

Environmental Benefits
Finally, building on previous model results, CASE also performs a detailed study regarding the quantification of environmental benefits for the anticipated shift in the mobility paradigm.

Previous Events

Final Dissemination Conference

Elektromobilität - Eine systemische Perspektive
Abschlussveranstaltung des Projekts DEFINE
Mittwoch, den 12. November 2014
10:00 – 13:00,

Technisches Museum Wien

Video zur Veranstaltung

Preliminary information for stakeholders
Subject: Presentation of preliminary results, communication with policy makers
June 30 2014, Vienna

You can find all presentations here

Workshop regarding application to Poland
Subject: Data issues and model and scenario application regarding Poland
Mar. 2014, Warsaw

Mid-term Event
DEFINE project presentation at Electromobility+ Mid-term Event in Copenhagen
The project presentation is available here.
February  2014, Copenhagen

Technical Modelling Workshop II
Implementation of scenario tools, model validation
Feb. 2014, Vienna

Scenario Building Workshop

Electromobility: targets and paths
Business as usual measures in Austria and Germany
Scenario Guideline and data requirements
Scenarios electromobility
more information here
Apr. 2013, Vienna
Technical Modelling Workshop I
Modelling techniques, exchange and acquisition of technical knowledge
more information here
Nov. 2012, Vienna

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