Parliamentary Evening in Brussels with Green eMotion participation

On November 6th Berlin based Hubject GmbH held an parliamentary evening in Brussels with the title “Europe-wide charging and interoperability of charging infrastructure“ at the Baden-Württemberg State Representation at the European Union.

In early 2013 the European Commission published a proposal for the directive on Clean Power for Transport (CPT directive). In the field of electromobility this proposal points out the fact that a more wide-spread availability and the accessibility of public charging infrastructure are essential prerequisites whilst constituting a major challenge for all market participants. The directive does not, however, address the matter of "interoperable access to charging infrastructure" (roaming for electric vehicles).

The aim of the event was to make the Brussels environment aware of the missing ICT topics in the CPT directive. As a European cross-industry joint venture Hubject seeks to achieve a common understanding of the users' needs on a European level and to discuss solutions to connect charging infrastructures for electric vehicles all over Europe based on an open and efficient market model for electromobility.

Green eMotion as a European demonstration project has the task to define the framework for Electromobility. A European understanding of actors and roles in this market as well as the needed ICT interfaces are a main output of the project. Therefore Heike Barlag, the project coordinator of Green eMotion, supported the extension of the CPT directive into the ICT area.