Momo Car-Sharing

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Momo Car-Sharing is an Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project intended to promote a sustainable mobility culture supporting various transport options aside from car ownership. It has a total budget of €2,693,644, 50% co-financed by the European Union. The project acronym momo stands for more options for energy efficient mobility through Car-Sharing.

The project started 1 October 2008 and includes 14 partners (listed below) from various EU countries. The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the German association for CarSharing (Bundesverband CarSharing bcs) also actively support the project.

The City of Bremen – project coordinator – was selected with its Car-Sharing system as "Urban Best Practice" to be permanently presented on the World Exposition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.[1] The momo-project was presented in workshops on the EXPO and served as a reference for the inauguration of Car-Sharing in Shanghai.

The Bremen Car-Sharing Action Plan has also received the Travel Planning Award 2010[2] of the German Town Planner's Association SRL.

Project objectives[edit]

Momo was designed as a component to reach the EU targets in the fields of transport, energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions. This European project aimed at raising the efficiency and attractiveness of Car-Sharing in Europe. By building on the potential of Car-Sharing in regards to saving energy, minimising greenhouse gases and improving the quality of urban live,[3][4] a significant increase of the Car-Sharing services and the Car-Sharing demand had been aimed for. To reach those goals the project partner designed a concept that included all relevant stakeholders at most. These are next to local authorities and Car-Sharing providers, public transport providers, energy agencies and research facilities.

Expected results[edit]

The project expects to have following results:[5]

  • more than 20,000 new Car-Sharers
  • the reduction of about 58,000GJ p.a. and CO2 emissions of 6,000t p.a
  • to replace 3,500 private cars and gain free space due to less parking spaces needed
  • to acquire new regions where no Car-Share is present at the moment, with a special focus on Ireland, Finland and Greece

Notable facts[edit]

Notable facts of the momo project are:[6]

  • Project name: momo Car-Sharing, more options for energy efficient mobility through Car-Sharing
  • Supported by Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Lead partner: Der Senator für Umwelt, Bau, Verkehr und Europa, Bremen, Germany
  • Start of the project: 1 October 2008
  • Ending date: 30 September 2011
  • Duration: 35 months
  • Total budget: 2,693,644 €

Project partners[edit]

Project partners were:[7]

  • Der Senator für Umwelt, Bau, Verkehr und Europa (The Senator for Environment, Building, Traffic and Europe), Bremen, Germany
  • Cambio Mobilitätsservice GmbH & Co.KG, Bremen, Germany
  • Bundesverband CarSharing (bcs), Hanover, Germany
  • Mendes Limited, Cork, Ireland
  • GoCar, Cork, Ireland
  • Fundació Mobilitat Sostenible i Segura, Barcelona, Spain
  • Motiva, Helsinki, Finland
  • International Union for Public Transport UITP, Brussels, Belgium
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu, Brussels, Belgium
  • Taxistop, Brussels, Belgium
  • Institute for Environmental Policy, p.b.c., Prague, Czech Republic
  • Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea (IME), Rome, Italy
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA), Rome, Italy
  • Center for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Athens, Greece

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ TV coverage about momo at EXPO 2010 in international Chinese TV: http://www.icshanghai.com/html/2010/09/06/3765.html
  2. ^ Awarded by the German Town Planner's Association SRL (in German): http://www.srl.de/message.php?dvopgid=8&id=665
  3. ^ Green, C (2009). Car-Sharing – Good for the Environment and the Budget. http://www.organicgreenandnatural.com/2009/09/16/car-sharing-good-for-the-environment-and-the-budget. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
  4. ^ "The CarSharing Handbook (Part 1)". Rain Magazine. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-04. 
  5. ^ More Options for Energy Efficient Mobility through Car-Sharing. Website of Intelligent Energy Europe.
  6. ^ More Options for Energy Efficient Mobility through Car-Sharing. Website of Intelligent Energy Europe.
  7. ^ Momo Consortium. Official Momo-Homepage.

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