6. January 2019
RLI is a partner in a project of the “Clean Air Immediate Program” in Berlin
10. January 2019


Metrological monitoring and analysis of the overall project as well as analysis of renewable energy potential (sub-project)

The aim of this project is to contribute to the improvement of Berlin's urban air quality. By installing charging points for e-mobility, an incentive is to be created for car owners to trade their conventional vehicles with high emissions for e-vehicles. The mobile metering charging points will be integrated into street lamps and underground car parks, using technology developed by the project partner ubitricity.

Suitable measurement equipment will be installed at selected locations, put into operation, and results will be evaluated. The focus of this investigation is primarily on locations such as parking lots or underground car parks, where conventional vehicles emit particularly high emissions, as they have not yet reached their optimum operating point. This is critical at sensitive locations, such as kindergartens, schools, playgrounds, etc., where clean air is particularly valuable. For this reason, such locations will be given preference in air measurements if possible.

In addition, RLI will identify preconditions, challenges, and opportunities for the integration of e-vehicles into decentralized energy systems and conduct ananalysis for the potential integration of e-vehicles into larger regions.

The findings will be transfered for consideration in the strategic development of inner-city charging infrastructure and thus contribute to the sustainable reduction of nitrogen oxide levels. Furthermore, a subsequent analysis will focus on the potential of e-vehicles as mobile storages for renewable energy within energy systems.

Project Duration: 01.01.2019 – 30.09.2022

RLI assumes the following tasks in this project:

  • Identification of suitable measuring locations
  • Imission measurements
  • Development of a cause-and-effect model for charging infrastructure expansion and nitrogen dioxide emissions
  • Data evaluation and sensitivity analysis to evaluate the reliability of the cause-effect model
  • Potential analysis for the connection of e-mobility and renewable energy under planning aspects
  • Development of a practical guide for decisionmakers forplanning the expansion of charging infrastructure
We would like to measure directly at your location, whether the air quality improves by switching to e-vehicles.

For the ElMobileBerlin measurement campaign, we are looking for Berlin-based companies and organizations that plan to convert their vehicle fleets to electric vehicles in 2019 or 2020.

The measurements are carried out over a period of three years and do not affect the operation of the fleet or traffic on the company premises. The focus of the investigations is above all on car parks or underground garages where conventional vehicles emit particularly high emissions, as they have not yet reached their optimum operating point.

Information sheet on the measurement campaign (in German)

Would you like to make the parking lot or the underground garage of your company available for the measurements? We look forward to hearing from you!

 Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz

Hubject GmbH

 Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Labor)

 GASAG Solution Plus GmbH

Funded by

 Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

Coordinated by

DLR Projektträger vom Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.

Research at RLI is supported by the Reiner Lemoine Foundation.


Norman Pieniak

Project Manager

Jakob Gemassmer

Deputy project manager

Carolin Daam