The Research & Development project CROSSING BORDERS connects the four e-mobility regions Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Bratislava and builds on development results of the R&D project EMPORA as well as on the transnational project VIBRATe . The EC TEN-T funded project Central European Green Corridors (CEGC) builds on the knowledge generated in CROSSING BORDERS.

13 project partners from Austria, Germany, Slovakia and France join their efforts in CROSSING BORDERS to implement the project. The project will be finished in June 2016. The strength of the consortium is based on a sound mix of large enterprises, SMEs and R&D partners to cover all aspects of he project and enable cross-sectoral results for e-mobility services. E-mobility services for customers are not only developed, but also tested and made available for end customers during the project implementation phase. 

The project is funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund.
The overall project budget incl. investment costs is 7.2 Mio EUR, the maximum funding amount by the Climate and Energy Fund is 2.2 Mio EUR. The project started in July 2013 and will be finished in June 2016. 

Mobility and climate change

For Austria's Climate Change Policy, the transport sector is one main leverage to decrease CO2 emissions. Mobility and transport services should be managed efficient and eco-friendly to decrease emissions; e-mobility is one of several solutions to meet the climate change targets in terms of efficiency and CO2 reduction.

The development and publication of the EU Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (Directive 2014/94/EU) provides the framework for state-of-the-art e-mobility charging infrastructure including qualitity standards.

Austria's Government Programme forsees an implementation plan to meet the relevant targets set: Public transport and multimodal mobility services should be supported, the switch to alternative fuels and drive trains like electic vehicles should be promoted.

Inteligent technologies, bonification systems as well as the coordination of existing pilot regions support these targets. In 2020, a market share of hybrid and pure electic vehicles of 20% should be reached.

Projects like CROSSING BORDERS contribute to the fulfillment of these governmental targets. 


The aim of CROSSING BORDERS is to develop and test intelligent, cross border e-mobility systems and services in the project corridor from Bratislava via Vienna to Munich. 

The focus of the project is on the deployment of more than 20 high power recharging stations in the project corridor. These state-of-the-art stations will be integrated into cross border roaming and CRM systems. This will enable customers to use cross border e-mobility services.

The R&D project is focussed on demonstration activities with immediate effect for customers.

Austria's most densely populated regions are covered in the project; CROSSING BORDERS builds on previous R&D projects like EMPORA and EMPORA2.

Another focus of the project is on the integration of e-mobility into the overall traffic system: A cross-border, intermodal routing system will be developed. This will enable users to manage their mobility needs on an individual basis. The service will also provide alternative mobility solutions to inform users on more eco friendly and or efficient options.

Bonification systems develpoed in the project will be tested to analyse if changes in mobility behaviour could be induced.

A seperate work package aims at analysing development results of the project.