The Technical University of Gdansk
The technical university will take the dual roles of developing a prototype for a battery recycling technology and contributing to the building of the strategy setting network of companies and organizations. With the university’s substantial experience from a number of sectors in sustainability and the proximity to the organization responsible for developing a national Polish cluster for e-Mobility, it will take a key role in a range of activities within CAR.
Within CAR PKT Gdynia intends to continue and develop its research and innovation works in the field of state-of-the art sustainable electric transport. The main goal is to expand the IMC system (In Motion Charging or Dynamic Charging system, which means charging of electric vehicles during motion while they run under the trolleybus network) by designing, installing and putting into operation a mobile fast battery trolleybus and e-bus charging station (in other words: a trolleybus and e-bus charging station with autonomous battery energy supply system).
The City of Gdynia
Gdynia is a port city with almost 250,000 inhabitants situated in the northern part of Poland on the Baltic Sea. Together with Gdansk and Sopot it belongs to what is known as the Tri-City Metropolitan Area. The city’s policy is oriented to increase sustainable transport and address its energy challenges in a sustainable way. This covers the increase in bicycle use, co-modality and the improvement public transport services.
Through its strategic and operational plans the city is committed to greening its transport system, making it more efficient focusing on developing and enhancing use of e-mobility. Modern trolleybuses form the backbone of e-mobility in the city. Moreover, the rolling out of a car sharing system in co-operation with the neighbouring municipalities based on e-cars is high on the city’s agenda and is planned to be introduced until end of 2021. On the other hand national legislation on E-mobility and alternative fuel introduction is enforced in Poland since February 2018 and obliges medium and large size cities to introduce 100 e-charging points in the city area by 2021, to use e-vehicles (min. 30% of all fleet) by the city authority for municipal services by 2028.