E-mobility solutions for urban transportation:User needs across four continents


Aiming at setting up a global platform for e-mobility solutions, the EU-funded project SOLUTIONSplus (2020–2023) established nine living labs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America to test innovative solutions involving new services, business models, vehicle types, and charging systems. A user needs analysis was undertaken in all project cities. The paper summarizes the main findings of this analysis and investigates the effect of the external environment on user needs. The perceived importance of electric vehicles in mobility patterns, quality of life, and city environment is examined, along with expected challenges in the respective market penetration. It is found that these perceptions are correlated with external factors such as air pollution or traffic congestion, leading to possible adjustments of the e-mobility promoting efforts according to the local stakeholder priorities.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2023.11.772
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Funding Information: The SOLUTIONSplus project is funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875041.
Uncontrolled Keywords: electric vehicle,urban transport,user needs,developing countries,city environment,e-mobility promotion,SDG 13 - Climate Action,SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities,SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Publication ISSN: 2352-1465
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 07:39
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2024 14:23
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2023-12-14
Published Online Date: 2023-12-13
Accepted Date: 2022-06-12
Authors: Panagakos, George
Goletz, Mirko
Hasselwander, Marc
Meija, Alvin
Aittoniemi, Elina
Bruhn Barfod, Michael
Dhar, Subash
Munoz Barriga, Maria Rosa
Munshi, Talat
Painuly, Jyoti Prasad
Shrestha, Shritu
Silla, Anne
Teko, Edmund
Torrao, Guilhermina (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5614-2209)
Werland, Stefan
Dematera, Kathleen



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