The EU funded TIDE project (Transport Innovation Deployment in Europe) kicked off in 2012 in Brussels. The mission of the TIDE project is to enhance the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures throughout Europe and to make a visible contribution to establish them as mainstream measures. TIDE aims at involving in total 50 cities in its activities, including 10 cities which will receive budget to plan for innovation.
The teams SMC and USE are in charge for deploying electric mobility in European cities and closely cooperate with the City of Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain) and Tampere (Finland). Within 3 years Fraunhofer will help these cities to plan and implement three innovative measures to promote electric mobility
- integration of electric vehicles in delivery fleets and development of innovative logistic concepts
- analysis of sustainable financing schemes and business models in combination with the build-up of charging infrastructures in the cities
- planning and implementation of inductive charging infrastructure for public transportation
The TIDE project is a coordination action funded by the European Commission under the 7FP. The project is coordinated by Polis, technical coordinator is Rupprecht Consult. In addition to Fraunhofer IAO the consortium consists of EUROCITIES, TRG, WSP, University of Gdansk and Wuppertal Institute.