ELVITEN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
WHAT IS AN EL-V?
An EL-V is an electric light vehicle that can have two, three or four wheels.
They can be bicycles, scooters, tricycles or quadricycles.
WHY ARE THEY SUITABLE?
Electric L-Vs are smaller, lighter and produce zero CO2 emission. By using EL-Vs, users will spend less time traveling from one place to another in small cities and less time parking in big cities. EL-Vs will make European cities cleaner and road infrastructure will be reduced, giving more space to build green and walkable areas.
WHERE IS THE CAMPAIGN TAKING PLACE?
Four EL-Vs at this year’s Mill of the Elves
Before the official demonstrations are going to start in January 2019, ELVITEN is offering an opportunity to have a look at four Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) at this year’s Mill of the Elves event in Trikala. From 30 November – 6 January, visitors will be able to get informed about the usefulness and sustainability of EL-Vs and the ELVITEN project. The EL-Vs, which have been provisioned by ELVITEN partner Kyburz, are located next to the main entrance of the theme park beside the info point.
The Mill of the Elves is an annual Christmas theme park in Trikala, welcoming thousands of visitors. For the 8th consecutive year, the old Matsopoulos Mill is being transformed into a free access Christmas theme park. The park is open on a daily basis from 10 am to 10 pm.
ELVITEN partner e-Trikala will be present to hand out leaflets about the ELVITEN project and to inform about the EL-Vs.
More information about the Mill of the Elves Christmas theme park can be found here.
Before the official demonstrations are going to start in January 2019, ELVITEN is offering an opportunity to have a look at four Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) at this year’s Mill of the Elves event in Trikala. From 30 November – 6 January, visitors will be able to get informed about the usefulness and sustainability of […]
ELVITEN at the Genoa Smart Week 2018
The fourth edition of the Genoa Smart Week, organised by Genoa Smart City Association, the Municipality of Genoa and the Liguria Region was held this year on the 19-24 November 2018 with the objective to discuss the implementation of innovative projects to make Genoa a smart city.
The ELVITEN project was invited to participate in this highly relevant event since the project is committed to promote sustainable means of transport and integrate ITs tools into the city mobility solutions. Genoa is one of the six ELVITEN cities where Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) will be tested from one year starting in January 2019.
On 23 November, ELVITEN organised a conference aiming at discussing the potentialities of EL-Vs for the urban mobility renewal in Genoa. In front of 400 representatives from the scientific community, industry, civil society and public authorities, ELVITEN partner TBridge* presented the ELVITEN project and its impact on the mobility of the city. This was followed by an explanation of the project Regional Support Groups and how contributors will benefit from joining them.
In addition, on 24 November, the ‘Charge & Move’ treasure hunt was organised in cooperation with ELVITEN at the Matteotti Square. 120 people participated in the activity that had as a prize an electric bike offered by the Italian company Ecomission.
The participants hunted different clues, related to e-mobility, which were located in different venues in the city center. Besides, some quizzes were designed to test participants general knowledge of electromobility in Italy and in Europe.
The event, that gathered young people, families and some elderly people, was an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about sustainable mobility and make the public in Genoa more familiar with ELVITEN.
*The presentation (in Italian) is available here.
Educating the first generation of e-bike riders
Within the frame of the European Mobility Week 2018, the ELVITEN project organised an engaging event to provide young students a first-hand experience with e-bikes allowing them to learn about IoT technologies applied to sustainable mobility.
The Mobility Week took place from 16-22 September and aimed at raising awareness on cities’ mobility challenges. Under the slogan ‘Mix and Move’, the European initiative encouraged stakeholders to organise events related to multimodal means of transport which was the topic of this year’s campaign.
In this context, the Municipality IX of Rome, one of the 21 ELVITEN partners coordinated the event that attracted close to 250 high school students from the Liceo Majorana. From 16 to 21 September, students had the opportunity to test 10 electric bikes in the urban environment of the Italian capital. They shared their experiences on social media following the hashtag #smash4majorana.
The event was organised in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 project Smash and the private company Askoll, which provided the e-bikes. This Italian company specialised in electromobility, also integrated the Greenspider Gmbh technology for the geo-referencing of the vehicles as well as the ‘smart locks’ and a dedicated app for students to be able to use the e-bikes.