Before the CIVITAS DYN@MO project there were very few electric vehicles running on the island of Mallorca. There are still many practical doubts among the population about charging the vehicles and charging infrastructures involved. For example, how should a condominium handle a charging point in the joint parking area where electricity is paid by the condominium and not by the individual residents?
The combined information campaigns of the energy company and the city hall were promoting innovative solutions that would include an online savings calculation tool so that electric car owners can calculate their financial and environmental savings. In addition, 12 intelligent public charging points would be established in public space. The charging points would be able to recognize who is charging when and how much. By linking the intelligent charging points to the mobility platform developed within CIVITAS, users would be able to access real-time information on the availability of charging points on their smartphones. The city would implement policy incentives including free on-street parking for electric vehicles and exemptions to access regulations.
The main objectives of this measure were to:
- Establish a friendly environment for the uptake of electric vehicles, including 12 new intelligent public charging points, free or reduced parking fees for electric vehicles, and no access restrictions for electric delivery vehicles.
- Organize information and awareness campaigns from the citizen information center about electric mobility in co-operation with the local energy provider Endesa
- Increase the number of electric vehicles in Palma to 1,000 by the end of the CIVITAS-DYN@MO project