OPEN PROJECT

FOR A GLOBAL SHARING GREEN ECONOMY

 

 A user based supply network for electric vehicles.

 

 

MANIFESTO

 

1. BACKGROUND

 

 

These days the world lives the highest and longest air pollution emergency ever recorded. In China, the PM2 level is 56 times higher than the maximum considered tolerable by  the World Health Organization. In the Western world the situation is only relatively less serious: Milan, with 100 days in 2015, leads the ranking of cities that have exceeded the limit set by law 35 days a year with concentrations greater than 50 micrograms per cubic meter for PM10. The Po Valley area appears to be the most polluted in Europe.

 

The Climate Conference COP21, held in Paris  from 30 November to 12 December 2015 negotiated the Paris Agreement, a global agreement to set a target of limiting global warming to less than 2 Celsius degrees above the pre-industrial level.  The goal of the conference of 2015 was to achieve, for the first time in over 20 years of negotiations, a universal and binding agreement on climate.

On 12 December 2015, 196 participating countries agreed unanimously a global pact, called Paris Agreement, to reduce emissions as part of the method for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

However the political agreements will not be enough if the entrepreneurs community will  feel directly involved in reducing the worldwide emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. It is necessary to immediately accelerate the transition to low carbon economy, starting from greener transportation methods.

 

For this reason the leading global automotive industry have committed to decarbonise road transport. In a statement issued in the queue of the Paris Conference, 13 CEOs of major companies in the automotive industry have promised to take special steps to make that happen.

But the weak point that slows down the whole process of transition to decarbonised transport is the lack of infrastructures to support it. Infrastructures whose development and spread is itself complex and long, and is held back by the slow pace of political decisions, by the high costs and by the economic crisis.

 

But the people themselves are able to accelerate and support this process substituting themselves to the missing infrastructures, thanks to the power of the sharing economy.

Web and mobile technologies, and in particular the use of geolocalized apps, can very quickly change established situations that would not be possible to change with the only support of  the automotive companies or of government actions.

 

 

2. THE APP

 

It is therefore configured the idea of developing a geolocalized app that allows to find in the vicinity of the vehicle  a private structure available to lend a electrical outlet for recharging electrical vehicles, in particular in the garages or yards.

 

The app will allow individuals or companies to register, describe their service and arrange payment via Paypal or credit card.

 

Drivers can use the service charging their vehicles while away from the car for errands or for leisure, or if during the journey or holiday  they  stop for the night.

 

As for other sharing economy apps, a client side is forecast that locates the car and distributors available nearby, and a server side which enrolls the private owners of electricity suppliers available to provide the service.

 

Suppliers should specify places, space, time and manner of service.

 

The app will provide on demand systems to transform the house outlets in a source of income: from economic models from 16 EUR, to wall blocks, to  multi-user columns and fast-charging stations. Alternativamente, the driver will be able to acquire autonomously these devices from outside vendors.

 

The service provider will then be able to provide a simple electrical power supply, with appropriate extensions and connectors, organize a control unit for the fast supply, space for the shelter of the car/bike in the event of prolonged charging time, waiting room, opportunity of overnight stays, and so on.

 

Other services can be offered: lunch or dinner, shopping, movies, sport activities, sightseeings, bike sharing, etc. : also B&B, Hotels, Restaurants, Resorts, Malls,  Sport facilities, Golf Clubs, Garages, workshops, companies with parking spaces,   but also car and bike sharing services, etc. may be added to the app database and  provide the service to their customers.

 

Customers can view the various suppliers and select them on the basis of the required distance and/or service, contact them, arrange the service and pay via paypal or credit card.

 

Citizens can also decide to make available their power supply pro bono, building a solidarity network for their community. 

 

The app crosses the scenery of the sharing economy with that of the green economy: it is configured both as a source of income for many individuals and as a trigger for the spread, so far braking,   of the electric car/bike market and then for the reduction of harmful emissions.

 

The value of the app will be global, because each country is looking for alternative energy sources to oil and to set itself the goal of reducing harmful emissions. In particular, the app will be of immediate interest to Italy as well as countries like China in search of quick solutions for the reduction of the dramatic pollution rate.

 

A demo project web page is visible visiting  this link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. THE OPEN PROJECT

 

The idea described above is made ​​available to all citizens wishing to participate in its development by means of an OPEN PROJECT as follows:

 

-           No private individual, company or institution is the holder of the OPEN PROJECT or of the app that will be developed

-           All citizens can participate in the development of the project, as entrepreneurs or as privates

-           A call will be publicly launched for the collection of contributions to the project by companies, institutions, private citizens

-           A special commission of experts will evaluate the proposals, select a development team and will identify all received support proposals from institutional and private company sources

-           After the selection the development, deployment and diffusion of the project will start , and will be made ​​available to the public by 2016.

 

 

 

The Project proposer

Rita Pizzi

www.di.unimi.it/pizzi

 

 

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