Modular and scalable mobility hub with charging for shared micromobility
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 3 000 000
|July 2023 - December 2024
|Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden
|Strategic innovation program Drive Sweden - Safe and sustainable use of small vehicles using digital technology
Purpose and goal
The goal is to develop and test a scalable and modular mobility hub for charging shared electric scooters. The aim is to promote shared micromobility and reduce environmental impact by increasing accessibility in both urban and rural areas, serving as an independent third party between cities and operators. The solution contributes to improved sustainability by reducing the transportation of replaceable batteries while enhancing parking possibilities and enabling the financing of parking infrastructure at necessary locations for shared electric scooters.
Expected results and effects
Developing a modular and scalable e-scooter charging mobility hub has great potential to greatly reduce the operational costs involved in replacing batteries for operators while enabling cities to bring in a third party that can finance the necessary parking infrastructure that can reduce the amount of wrongly parked vehicles. A mobility hub that should be able to work between different operators. We hope that our project will pave the way for cities to start granting more land to shared micromobility and the necessary parking infrastructure.
Planned approach and implementation
The project intends to develop, test, and evaluate a number of modular mobility hubs with support for functional charging of some of the most well-known electric scooter models that are currently used for shared use. The project will benefit from a broad and above all world-unique competence base in shared micromobility, both inside and outside participating organizations, to ensure that the project achieves its objective, and which can be scaled up to greatly reduce the amount of transportation of batteries while funding necessary parking infrastructure which today is often lacking