INMOD: Electric mobility in rural areas

Solutions for the revitalization of local public transport in rural areas were at the core of this IKEM mobility project.


INMOD was a research project carried out between 2011 and 2015 that developed solutions for the revitalization of public transport in rural areas. The aim was to secure mobility in spite of structural weaknesses and a declining population and thus to make a contribution to the stabilization of these regions. The project examined different mobility scenarios in 4 local traffic areas in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. These were aimed at making the public bus route network more attractive by concentrating on main traffic axes and creating feeders from the surrounding towns. Electric bicycles were used on these feeders.

The INMOD project provided scientific knowledge about the demand potential of micro-intermodality, spatial development opportunities through the revitalization of public mobility, the economic potential of innovative transport services and the economic and economic costs of rural mobility. INMOD also showed that public transport in rural areas can be revitalized through the intelligent use of electromobility. Suggestions were also given for adapting the political and administrative instruments to a contemporary, future-oriented public transport system that is sustainable thanks to electromobility.


IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility e.V.

Intermodal public transport in rural areas based on e-mobility components

Principal: Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Project partner: Hochschule Wismar

Duration: 11/2011–10/2014