Throwback to the 4th Edition of the Energy for Smart Mobility Forum, October 6 & 7, 2021, Marseille

The 4th Edition of the European Forum Energy for Smart Mobility (E4SM), co-organized by Capenergies and GreenUnivers, has gathered nearly 300 participants on the 6th and 7th of October 2021 in Marseille. Its ambition: to highlight the international challenges and innovation on thematic linked to low carbon energies and smart mobility. During those two days rich of conferences and workshops, experts of this sector have discussed on the sustainable and smart mobility future, through different themes like hydrogen, fast and future charging stations, or the electric batteries evolution.


The International Forum Energy for Smart Mobility confirms its success in 2019

On March 14th and 15th at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, decision-makers – large groups, SMEs, startups and institutions – met around one of tomorrow’s major challenges: finding solutions to provide competitive, carbon-free energy that enable the large-scale advent of clean mobility. The Forum is organized by two major players in the sector: the cluster Capenergies and GreenUnivers, media specialized in the markets of the energy transition.


The winners of the E4SM Awards 2019 pitchs contest


  • Vehicle-based and embedded solution winner:
    easyLI Batteries, which offers tailor-made solutions for lithium-ion energy storage.


  • Solutions infrastructure and energy management winner:
    Gulplug, a charging company for all automatic and intelligent vehicles.


  • Solutions Hydrogen winner:
    HySiLabs, hydrogen transport solutions.


  • A “Coup de coeur” prize was awarded to GreenFlux, a Dutch company providing smart charging solutions.


“As an exhibiting startup, we are fully satisfied with our participation in the Forum. We have established many relevant professional contacts, some of which could play a key role in our development. We had the pleasure of being a laureate of the startup challenge, which allowed us to win accompaniments and business meetings that have a real added value for a startup.Antoine GRATIAN, International Business Developer, Gulplug.


5 key ideas to remember from the Forum

  • Decompartmentalize: energy companies, operators of charging stations and vehicle fleets, territories… all actors must work together to facilitate innovation and the rapid deployment of innovative solutions.
  • Think of mobility “as a service” for users by exploiting the fundamental contribution of digital technology and by promoting the complementarity of mobility solutions to adapt to the specificities of territories.
  • Find new business models for innovative devices, such as Vehicle-to-Grid, that provide added value for all involved, including users.
  • Allow the arrival of a favorable regulatory framework to attract investment.
  • Maximize the complementarity of hydrogen and electric mobility
    Hydrogen has two advantages: fast charging and adaptation to mixed needs (short and long journeys) and heavy mobility (buses, trains). Hydrogen also serves as an integrator between the different energy sources and the different energy networks and increases the penetration of renewables in different sectors.


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