photograph European Parliament: New electromobility project launched

A newly awarded project funded by the European Commission and Industry was one of four launched at the European Parliament on 9th February 2012. The project SmartCEM includes a regional demonstration project of electric vehicles and the Intelligent Transport Systems and Services that are being developed by the Newcastle University to manage and support the roll out of electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure.

The regional demonstrator is coordinated by Newcastle University and includes regional partners such as AVID Vehicles and Low Carbon Futures at Gateshead College who are responsible for the regional Plugged in Places Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure roll-out.

The project builds upon the Universitys’ current research and demonstration projects with electric vehicles, including the TSB-funded SwitchEV project; the UKRS-funded SIDE project; and the CENEX-funded Smart-Move project. The overall SmartCEM project is led by ERTICO, based in Brussels and involved 20 industry, local authority and research partners from across Europe.

Further information on the launch can be found at:

published on: 8th March 2012