ELVITEN electric bicycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles are taking to the streets in six cities around Europe.
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WHAT IS AN EL-V?
On two, three or four wheels, electric light vehicles are quiet, cheaper to run and produce zero CO2 emissions.
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EL-Vs help you get through traffic and are easier to park. Use them for journeys where public transport doesn’t reach your destination. Take the kids to school, do your shopping, or just head off to your local park – when more people use EL-Vs, there’ll be more room for green spaces and the air will be that much cleaner.
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ELVITEN Interview Series – Hubject
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which Ricarda Mendy, R&D Project Coordinator at HUBJECT shares her role and contribution to the project implementation, and views on urban mobility.
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A short introduction of your organisation
Hubject is a dynamic company in the future industry of electromobility. Since our founding in 2012, we have made it our mission to drive forward the development of electric mobility. With more than 300 partners, the Hubject platform is the biggest international digital B2B market place for services related to the charging of electric vehicles. More than 140.000 charge points on three continents are connected to the open Hubject platform. Since 2012, we have been connecting different market players in order to create a digital and cross-border charging network for electric vehicles – the intercharge network. Our portfolio addresses e.g. charge point operators, emobility service providers, energy suppliers, fleet operators, car sharing companies, service card providers or automotive manufacturers.
What is your task and responsibility in the ELVITEN project?
As the project manager for Hubject, I am responsible to make sure that we fulfil our role within the project the best way possible and contribute to this EU project with our competencies and resources in the most efficient and most effective way. That also means to make sure that deadlines for deliverables are met and our promises from the project proposals kept.
Content wise, I did data research and created input for the data analyses and guidelines after the demonstrations took place.
At the same time, I am involved on a very operational level. I took care of designing the sharing scheme for our demonstration with 10 e-Scooters in Berlin, ordered all the equipment, implemented the pilot, developed marketing strategies and monitored the data generation. Thankfully, during the demonstration I had support from our fleet manager who took care of the user coordination as well as the maintenance of the scooter.
What is your interest in joining the ELVITEN project?
Our core business at Hubject is creating a seamless charging experience in the emobility world, for which we created Europe’s leading e-Roaming platform. We wanted to widen our horizon and expand our focus from regular EVs to Electric-light vehicles and get an early foot in the door as they become more popular in modern transport systems. Up until today, public charging is not yet a common thing for EL-Vs, but there are a few interesting concepts that are being tested at the moment (e.g. battery swapping) that we are excited to learn about as well as about the user and charging behaviour that we can observe in the data outcome of the ELVITEN project.
What is your opinion on Electric-Light Vehicles?
I think they will definitely play a big role in future urban transport systems. We might still be in kind of an experimental phase, where various vehicle types are still being tested and infrastructure in cities still needs to be adapted. But in the long run, I think they will be very valuable for the widely accepted goals of getting rid of cars in city centres and creating an emission free environment in urban places.
Could you explain the impact of EL-Vs on urban mobility?
The advantages of EL-Vs are multifaceted and can potentially impact urban mobility via multiple and even unexpected channels. Even though the characteristic of EL-Vs being pretty low-noise is theoretically widely known, it was actually another level for our scooter users when experiencing it for the first time. We are so used to the smell and noise of today’s conventional traffic as well as to traffic jams in city centres that EL-Vs have the potential of taking over almost a revolutionary role in changing but also complementing today’s urban mobility (e.g. as a last-mile solution combined with public transport).
What do you think about the future market for urban mobility?
The current market for urban mobility is very innovative and experimental. That also entails a lot of fluctuation of new market players joining and leaving the scene. I hope that the future market holds a place for the most resilient and long-term thinking ones. Of course, this also needs to be accompanied by according policies and laws that give new and unconventional forms of urban transport a chance and creates an environment for their needs. That sometimes means that traditional industries have to experience cutbacks, but I think there is no other choice than making those bold decisions for creating a healthier environment for everybody and saving a little piece of our home planet in each city at the end of the day.
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which Ricarda Mendy, R&D Project Coordinator at HUBJECT shares her role and contribution to the project implementation, and views on urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! A short introduction of your organisation Hubject is a dynamic company in the future industry of electromobility. Since […]
ELVITEN organises a webinar on 1 September
ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and be integrated into the existing transport network of six European cities: Berlin, Roma, Bari, Genoa, Malaga, and Trikala.
During these demonstrations, ELVITEN has sought to make users more familiar and facilitate them to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles for their private transport and for light urban deliveries. It has also collected information sets made of real usage data, traces from dedicated ICT tools, and users’ opinions after real trips.
The information and data collected will be used to generate detailed guidelines and business models for service providers, planning authorities, and manufacturers in order to make EL-Vs more attractive and more integrated in the transport and electricity networks.
In this regard, ELVITEN partners organise a webinar on “Experiences and recommendations for EL-Vs usage in urban environments in pre and post COVID -19 era” which will be held on 1 September 2020, from 10.00 am to 12.00 am.
ELVITEN wishes interested stakeholders and members to participate in the webinar to discuss and understand the COVID-19 impact on e-mobility along with some recommendations. The webinar will also have a question & answer session where you can interact with the panellists.
Below you can find the agenda:
|10:00 – 10:05||Introduction||Comune di Genova|
|10:05 – 10:30||COVID-19 impact on e-mobility||S3T|
|10:30 – 11:15||Cities experience during and after the lockdown|
|11:15 – 11:45||Report and the recommendations||TBRIDGE|
|11:45 – 12:00||Q&A||ICCS|
More information on registration will follow soon.
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To download the agenda (pdf), click here.
ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and be integrated into the existing transport network of six European cities: Berlin, Roma, Bari, Genoa, Malaga, and Trikala. During these demonstrations, ELVITEN has sought to make users more familiar and facilitate them to use EL-Vs instead of ICE vehicles for their […]
ELVITEN Interview Series – ICOOR
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ICOOR (Interuniversity Consortium for Optimization and Operation Research), their tasks in the project, and views on Electric Light-Vehicles and urban mobility.
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ICOOR is a research centre aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, Operation Research and related domains. Operations Research (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions in order to optimize products, processes, and business.
By using mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations and solution algorithms, operations research gives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on real data, consideration of available options, careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of potential risks.
In the ELVITEN project, four ICOOR universities are involved:
- University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,
- Polytechnic of Bari,
- University of Trieste,
- Polytechnic of Milan.
Within the ELVITEN project, ICOOR was responsible for the definition of KPIs, the set-up of a demonstration’s methodology and for the organization of the demonstration of Bari. We deployed the Serious Games app and our team was the leader of the task aimed at the definition of the Study questions and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Finally, we are strongly contributing to the evaluation process and to the organization of the final event.
We are convinced that no innovation, no progress is truly such if it is not developed in an environmentally sustainable perspective. This is why we believe in electric vehicles, in their development, in their improvement, and in their existence within cities.
People are often not aware of the comfortable, economic and ecological alternatives with which everyone can move in their everyday lives. This is why we immediately trusted in the ELVITEN project: because it allows us to show that a sustainable, comfortable, and efficient alternative is truly possible in the management of our urban mobility.
With the arrival of COVID-19 in our lives, there have been numerous changes in urban mobility: we must take into consideration new spaces, new numbers, new needs.
We believe that Electric Light Vehicles can be the answer to many necessities of our everyday life.
The EL-Vs attractiveness is due to their low initial outlay, their budget-friendly operational and their low maintenance costs. These characteristics make them accessible to a large part of the global population. Moreover, nowadays many EU countries (including Italy!) are offering several incentives to encourage the population to rely on EL-Vs, trying to reduce the use of public transport without increasing the use of traditional vehicles with traditional fuels.
This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ICOOR (Interuniversity Consortium for Optimization and Operation Research), their tasks in the project, and views on Electric Light-Vehicles and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! ICOOR is a research centre aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, […]