With the Mobility2Grid research campus, a broad-based public-private partnership for innovations to realise the energy transition and electromobility in networked urban areas was created back in 2011. The mission statement of the second funding phase of the Mobility2Grid (M2G) research campus, which will start in 2022, is "Mobility2Grid - Efficient and networked systems for the climate-neutral city" and researches the transformation of mobility and the transport system, taking into account the energy system, the development of feasible concepts for low-CO2 transport and a low-air-pollution and low-noise city. M2G achieves knowledge gain through application-oriented research, concrete application examples and research into the scalability of the integrated transformation solutions developed in M2G.
The EUREF campus in Berlin serves as a test and reference neighbourhood to describe the key values of a decentralised supply economy for sustainable urban development. Based on the findings of the first funding phase, the research project in the second funding phase will focus on five interacting work packages 1-5 (WP1 Grid integration, WP2 Automated driving and charging, WP3 Electrification of fleets and depots, WP4 Neo-mobility: climate-neutral, efficient, networked, WP5 Transfer areas), each of which has an independent scientific thrust. The relevant cross-cutting issues are dealt with in work packages 6-8 (WP6 Participation and Acceptance, WP7 Internal Monitoring and Innovative Management Processes, WP8 Knowledge Transfer and Recommendations for Action).
The companies, universities and research institutions that are part of the Mobility2Grid research campus will continue to research and work together on the central issues of the energy transition and on innovative mobility solutions in the long term - beyond the second main phase applied for here.