A Comparative Analysis of Electric Mobility Operations in the Island States: A Case Study of Malta and Cyprus
Keywords:TRANSPORT, ELECTRIC, MOBILITY, CHARGING, VEHICLES
The Malta and Cyprus partnership strengthened through the H2020 NEEMO (Networking for Excellence in Electric Mobility Operations) TWINNING project activities, which also led to the development of longer-term collaboration strategies for the future of electric mobility operations. Through information sharing between the two island nations in the Mediterranean, the major goal was to improve sustainable transportation. The capacity-building activities helped to characterise the state of the two islands’ electric transportation industries. Workshops, seminars, educational initiatives, and exchange visits are all part of the methods used to increase capacity and promote collaboration. The research highlights the significance of sustainable energy sources and infrastructure development for the smooth transition to electric mobility and transportation. Energy systems, land transportation, and the optimisation of the entire energy system are all discussed, compared and analysed. The findings highlight the legal framework, the EIRIE platform, and the differences between Malta and Cyprus in the e-mobility sector. The integration of renewable energy in both nations and the charging infrastructure, tariffs, and rates are also examined.