The seventh peer review in the E-MOB project took place online. It was hosted by the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg from Austria.
The Interreg Europe project E-MOB, in which Aufbauwerk is the lead partner, aims to improve electric mobility solutions in regional passenger transport systems. The regular exchange of partners and external experts through peer reviews is an essential part of the project.
Like all previous peer reviews, the one in Austria had to take place online due to the ongoing pandemic. Nevertheless, our partners from Vorarlberg UAS gave all participants a deep insight into the state of electromobility in the region. Vorarlberg has been a model region for electric mobility since 2008. More than 5,000 electric cars are currently driving on the state’s roads, with another 2,000 added in 2021. These cars are charged at more than 500 charging points and over 80 additional fast-charging stations.
The partners from Austria also explained their experiences in the use of e-buses in more detail at the event, with practical input from scientists at the UAS as well as from the local public utilities and the local transport association, among others.
This led to an exciting exchange between the project partners. The host was able to take away some important information from the other regions for his future projects. At the end of the events, there was also the opportunity to talk to Johannes Rauch, the Provincial Councillor for the Environment, Climate Protection and Public Transport of the Province of Vorarlberg.