Sustainable mobility for the future
Mobility is one of the key application sectors where the EERA Joint Programme on Energy Storage (JP ES) plays a crucial role. EERA researchers are exploring 19 technologies covering electrochemical, chemical, thermal, mechanical, superconducting magnetic and electrical storage. Through the Joint Programme, universities and research centers strategically coordinate their research to further improve rates of discovery and work in close collaboration with industry, The Technology Development Roadmap on Energy Storage towards 2030, launched in October 2017 and jointly developed by EERA JP ES and EASE – the European Association for Energy Storage – is an example of such collaboration. The roadmap includes recommendations for R&D policies and regulatory developments to support Europe´s competitiveness in energy storage. One of the key areas JP Energy Storage researchers are working on is batteries, developing technologies which support the European local competitive battery manufacturing industry, thus making Europe more resilient against external factors affecting the battery supply chain and making electromobility more affordable to citizens. By 2025, the European battery market is estimated to be €250 billion/year worth, and part of this market is directly related to the transport sector.