Inclusive use of electric vehicles in social housing neighbourhoods

The InclusivEV project, a pan European, Climate KIC funded Pathfinder Project, has investigated the potential for electric vehicles to be used to tackle transport poverty and reduce private transport emissions in outer city communities.

Delivered across four Climate KIC regions – Modena, Italy; Lower Silesia, Poland; Valencia, Spain and Redditch, UK; the project aimed to:

  • Test the financial mechanisms, technical feasibility and community willingness to use electric car share vehicles
  • Develop appropriate business models that delivered low carbon mobility and social inclusion outcomes
  • Address financial and technical barriers to inclusivity
  • Investigate the potential emissions benefits of EV use

Neighbourhood questionnaires were developed to look at travel and transport needs within each community, how those needs are currently being met and whether a car club could offer a viable alternative.

A number of guidance documents have been produced following this research, which outline the findings of this study:

  • Executive Summary
  • Commercial Business Case
  • Social and Environmental Benefits
  • Community Engagement and Marketing Guide
  • Procurement and Technical Requirements
Project Type

Pan-European Pathfinder

Lead Partner


Project Partners

Agenzia per l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Sostenibile di Modena
Lower Silesian Regional Development Agency
University of Valencia UVEG – LISITT
Accord Group
Paterna City Council
Municipality of Modena
Wroclaw University of Economics

Project Manager

Robert Anderson, Cenex

Project Location

Pan- European, co-ordinated from the UK, rolled out in Spain, Poland and Italy

Project Start Date
May 2015

Urban Transitions