Eglantina Dani coordinates EnerNETMob, a research project about interurban low carbon transport systems in the Mediterranean Area

Published: 08/02/2021

Eglantina DaniEglantina Dani is the co-leader of the European project EnerNETMob: Mediterranean Interregional Electromobility Networks for intermodal and interurban low carbon transport systems at CIMNE. She is a member of CENIT, Group for Innovation in Multimodal Transport of CIMNE, and has a Master Degree in Civil Engineering with an Infrastructure and Transport Planning specialization. Eglantina has experience in data analysis, adoption of GIS technologies and methods for transport projects and simulation applications. 

EnerNETMob aims to draft, test and improve parallel “Sustainable Electromobility Plans” (SUMP) according to common standards and low carbon policies, in order to set an “Interregional Electromobility Network” crossing cities of all transnational MED area. The project promotes sharing mobility and land-sea intermodality using electric transport systems, by implementing interurban and interregional pilot networks of Electric Vehicles Supply Equipment (EVSE) also co-powered by Renewable Energy Sources.

By integrating the SUMP and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAPs) models, the “Sustainable Electromobility Plans” will be developed to reach 2 main challenges:

  • to implement and extend “Interregional Electromobility Networks” inside and beyond MED area, following common approaches and design guidelines for electric transport infrastructures/services;
  • to implement pilot small-scale investments on electromobility for interurban and intermodal connections in order to allow longer trips and test network at transnational level.

2014/94/EU Directive provided preliminary guidelines to develop charging infrastructures in EU territory. However, Member States have still not implemented integrated EVSE networks at European level with the same communication protocols and planning models.

Therefore, on the basis of existing Best Available Technologies, the project will develop electromobility solutions and will test pilot actions to overcome medium-trip limitations and to coordinate future investments on electric transport in the MED area.