BATTERIE was an EU Atlantic Area project established in January 2012. Its purpose was to improve the cooperation and links between various transport services within the Atlantic Area region and to promote the application of smart technologies and usage of alternative fuels. The project was created as a response to the EU Atlantic Area priorities. As part of priority 3.1; “Improve accessibility and internal links – Promote interoperability and continuity of existing transport networks, and sea/road/rail/air intermodality;” it focused on transportation and aimed to improve the coordination of and interconnectivity between transport services supplied by various operators. It also recognised and gave due regard to national and EU transport, energy and related economic policies, with particular reference to the objectives set out in the Lisbon and Gothenburg Agendas. The main objective of BATTERIE was to establish the impact of applied smart technologies (e.g. E-Journey Planning) and alternative fuels and to design scenarios and models of changes to policy, behaviour and transnational strategies in order to help optimise transnational trips for passengers. Other activities included screening and modelling the availability, future development, costs and environmental impact of using smart technologies and alternative fuels and establishing pilot networks and demonstration of best practice in this sector.
The project main objective was to help policy makers to help the public to make the shift from fossil fuel based transport to zero carbon based transport. In addition to that we wanted to remove the issue of range anxiety which the public site as the main reason for not buying electric or zero carbon transport. Finally we wanted to inform and educate the public about zero carbon transport.
There were seven Atlantic Area regions involved in the project: Scotland (Shetlands), England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain. There were eleven partners in the project and the partnership met regularly every three months for three years to develop the reports, the briefing notes, the conferences, workshops and to develop the egomap.. Further information on https://www.batterie.eu.com/
INTERREG Atlantic Area