Barcelona has a traffic composition different from that of many other European cities: the number of motorcycles and scooters in the city is constantly growing, with around 300.000 powered two wheelers registered in 2010.
Barriers for the deployment and wider acceptance of EVs are much easier to overcome when considering electric motorcycles in an urban environment (price; range; operation costs, i.e. due to maintenance, repairs, energy consumption, recharging time).
The Barcelona pilot site in the smartCEM project will thus be based on electric motorcycles and scooters. More specifically, an advanced open sharing service for electric scooters will be implemented involving the introduction of a unique innovative solution based on concepts such as "mobility on-demand", intelligent infrastructures, dynamic pricing or incentive schemes for users.
(Up-to-date information available at: www.livebarcelona.cat)