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2nd City Workshop in Genoa

On 17 December 2019, Municipality of Genoa held the ELVITEN second city workshop at the Municipality premises. In the opening and welcoming speech, a representative from the European Projects unit at the Municipality of Genoa introduced the overview of ELVITEN project, activities already developed and other actions in progress.

Afterwards, the audience was introduced to the Genoa pilot site and demonstrations. Firstly presenting test cases such as use cases, a system of incentives and smartAPP, Regional Support Group, new infrastructures (park and electrical charging point). As in the other pilot sites, ELVITEN aims at simplifying the travel and parking services for users by addressing specific clusters: tourists, last-mile deliveries and businesses. In Genoa, the overall objective is to reward behaviour of citizens who invest in electric mobility and to offer equipped parking areas in four strategic points in the city centre with E-LVs charging possibilities.

Secondly, project partner TBridge explained regulations and trends of E-LVs in Europe and the typology of users and their habits in the city. Another project partner Duferco highlighted the advantages of using E-LVs, including a reduction of pollution and traffic congestion and their economic benefits (incentives, minor maintenance costs etc). It also presented the recharging process in Genoa and the App “D-Mobility”, which supports the charging process, and it was developed as part of the ELVITEN project.

Overall, the participants agreed that in order to enable the dissemination of usage of light electric vehicles, in addition to dedicated charging points, adaptation and standardisation of charging sockets on vehicles should be considered.

On 17 December 2019, Municipality of Genoa held the ELVITEN second city workshop at the Municipality premises. In the opening and welcoming speech, a representative from the European Projects unit at the Municipality of Genoa introduced the overview of ELVITEN project, activities already developed and other actions in progress. Afterwards, the audience was introduced to […]

2nd City Workshop in Malaga

On 11 December 2019, the ELVITEN second city workshop in Malaga took place at the premises of the University of Malaga. In the first session of the workshop, Francisco Salas (Managing Director of Promalaga) and Prof. Dr. D. Alejandro Rodríguez Gómez (Director of the Engineering Faculty) welcomed the audience with an introductory speech, followed by a presentation of the ELVITEN project by Isabel Pascual Villamor.

The following sessions included presentations and discussions about sustainable mobility in Malaga. The topic was presented with data and statistics on the number of vehicles, the connections to other towns, and the number of trips by different means of transport, also comparing Malaga’s transportation strategy with other cities of its size. Many students participated in the debate about the Malaga model and how to contribute to increasing sustainability in the city.

Moreover, other sustainable mobility city initiatives were discussed during the workshop. For instance, another H2020 funded project such as the ‘Meister’ was presented. The objective of the project is to change the electric mobility market, providing interoperable platforms and services to cities for easy and barrier-free access to the charging and billing service for electric vehicles. Also, the use of renewable energy sources and self-generation methods for recharging electric vehicles requires improvementThe municipal officials have highlighted the interest in Malaga to continue being a pioneer in the installation of these technologies that involve a direct reduction of CO2 pollution in the city.

On 11 December 2019, the ELVITEN second city workshop in Malaga took place at the premises of the University of Malaga. In the first session of the workshop, Francisco Salas (Managing Director of Promalaga) and Prof. Dr. D. Alejandro Rodríguez Gómez (Director of the Engineering Faculty) welcomed the audience with an introductory speech, followed by […]

2nd City Workshop in Bari

On 3 December 2019, the Polytechnic University of Bari and the Commune of Bari jointly organised the second ELVITEN city workshop in the facilities of the Bari museum of photography.

After a welcoming speech, the workshop introduced sustainable mobility and European projects on smart mobility in Bari. Among others, the project ‘M.U.V.T. – Mobilità Urbana Vivibile e Tecnologica’ was presented, which is another running sustainable mobility project in the city. Afterward, a general overview of the ELVITEN project was given to the 34 participants, following by the technical details of all EL-V’s with a special emphasis on the ones used in Bari.

In the last sessions of the workshop, the first results and the performance of Bari as a pilot site were reviewed. The report presented the involved companies in the demonstration phase, showing the operative e-bikes and the vehicles that need to be ensured to be in circulation and the total number of trips done for each company, showing the trips traveled by each vehicle, the distance and the last trips done. In Bari, the vehicles are offered by the Polytechnic University of Bari via long term rental service for employees of public authority and companies. For the pilot test, 10 vehicles are offered for public sharing managed by the municipality and 65 vehicles for the rental services.

The workshop ended with brainstorming discussions on the next steps and future actions in order to summarise what should be done for the success of the ELVITEN pilot test in Bari.

 

On 3 December 2019, the Polytechnic University of Bari and the Commune of Bari jointly organised the second ELVITEN city workshop in the facilities of the Bari museum of photography. After a welcoming speech, the workshop introduced sustainable mobility and European projects on smart mobility in Bari. Among others, the project ‘M.U.V.T. – Mobilità Urbana […]

2nd City Workshop in Rome

On 27 November 2019, ELVITEN city partner – Rome held its second city workshop in the IX EUR City Hall of Rome organised by the dedicated Municipality. Municipality representatives of the workshop included the Capitoline councilor Linda Meleo (responsible for infrastructure), the municipal councilor Alessandro Drago (responsible for Mobility, Suburbs, Community Programs, Simple Rome) and the technical director of the Municipality Giacomo Guastella.

The main topic of the ELVITEN workshop was the long-term sharing of electric bikes. It presented technical aspects, objectives and expectations of the project with a special focus on travel data in Rome, but also of the other pilot cities. During the workshop, an interactive debate with public representatives took place, introducing the possibility of creating soft mobility corridors or routes dedicated to electric vehicles (max. 30 km/h). These corridors aim at improving the infrastructure, optimising the sharing processes and encouraging electric mobility.

The electric vehicles in Rome are registered as two-wheel mopeds and therefore require the use of helmet and a driver’s license. They are usually used for home-work trips, professional or personal purposes throughout the territory of Rome. The 60 bikes are free of charge and target employees of public bodies and private companies based in Rome.

A short video summarising the 2nd workshop in Rome is available (in Italian) on ELVITEN YouTube channel.

A press report (in Italian) of the Rome Municipality.

On 27 November 2019, ELVITEN city partner – Rome held its second city workshop in the IX EUR City Hall of Rome organised by the dedicated Municipality. Municipality representatives of the workshop included the Capitoline councilor Linda Meleo (responsible for infrastructure), the municipal councilor Alessandro Drago (responsible for Mobility, Suburbs, Community Programs, Simple Rome) and […]

Genova Smart Week 2019

The Genova Smart Week 2019 took place from 25 to 30 November 2019 offering events, meetings and initiatives dedicated to the Smart City and the Circular Economy, promoted by the Genoa Smart City Association and the Municipality of Genoa. The goal of the 5th edition was to present the best practices of companies and institutions and to analyse the patterns of development of the smart city.

Six days full of conferences, exhibitions, workshops and technical meetings for operators and test drives on electric vehicles in the heart of the city. ELVITEN project partner in Genoa – Duferco Energia showcased to visitors ELVITEN’s electric vehicles’ features, replied to a lot of questions and curiosities on E-mobility and described the project’s opportunities for consumers. Overall, the one-week event was successful at familiarizing citizens, users, industry and local politicians with future practices in the mobility sector.

ELVITEN project partner Duferco Energia SpA is a Duferco Group company operating in the Italian energy market. Created to manage the Group’s investments in renewable production plants, it subsequently focused on the marketing of electricity and gas for all market segments.

The Genova Smart Week 2019 took place from 25 to 30 November 2019 offering events, meetings and initiatives dedicated to the Smart City and the Circular Economy, promoted by the Genoa Smart City Association and the Municipality of Genoa. The goal of the 5th edition was to present the best practices of companies and institutions […]

ELVITEN ICT tools and dashboard

Different ICT tools have been developed under the ELVITEN project to collect data of the usage of ELVITEN’s means of transport in each city: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Data coming from such tools will be used later on to develop efficient business models. You can find below a short summary of all applications developed and used within the ELVITEN project.

Digital Coach app: the app is a fleet monitoring tool sending location and telemetry data to the data warehouse to create a detailed driving analysis. Moreover, a summary of trip and weather is created and transmitted. This app is used in every project city.

Booking App: this app collects booking messages regarding vehicles, charging points and parking spaces. It is currently used in Trikala, Malaga and Bari.

Serious Game App: this app combines elements of fun and entertainment for users of EL-Vs in project cities, providing riders with useful information about the project, the benefits of the use of EL-Vs and touristic or interesting places in the city. It is currently used in Trikala, Malaga and Bari and will be soon available in Rome.

Smart App: this app is an end-user application that allows an ELVITEN user to interact with the incentive system and fill in questionnaires. It is used in Trikala, Malaga, Bari, Genoa and Rome.

D-Mobility app: the app offers charging services to Duferco Energia e-mobility customers. It is only used in Genoa.

There is also a new tool on the ELVITEN website – dashboard, which provides up to date information (updated every 24 hours) regarding EL-Vs usage in all six European pilot cities. The data being provided on the website comes among other sources from the black boxes fixed on the ELVITEN EL-Vs. Find the dashboard here and check how each city is performing.

Check the ELVITEN YouTube channel with videos demonstrating different tools used in ELVITEN cities.

Different ICT tools have been developed under the ELVITEN project to collect data of the usage of ELVITEN’s means of transport in each city: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Data coming from such tools will be used later on to develop efficient business models. You can find below a short summary of all […]

Second ELVITEN city workshop in Trikala

ELVITEN project partner in Trikala organised on 26 October 2019, the 2nd city workshop. The local event took place at the GiSeMi Innovation Hub in Trikala. The attendees of the event (around 30 participants) were encouraged to take a ride in one of 4-wheeler Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) which are provided for project demonstrations in Trikala.

Mr Odisseas Raptis (CEO of e-trikala S.A.), kicked off the workshop by welcoming the participants. He presented the ELVITEN project in detail, the original idea behind the project (why EL-Vs are not well known and used) and how the ELVITEN project acts as a solution to this challenge. Mr Charis Kalliaras (Special Advisor to the Mayor) held a presentation about the usage of EL-Vs for building sustainable urban mobility. He talked about the example from Trikala regarding the state of LVs/ELVs, how to improve the potential of use of ELVs and how ELVITEN is acting in this regard.

Mr George Gorgogetas (e-trikala) talked about the challenges regarding the project in Trikala so far, the demonstration status and the users. He pointed out that many people were acquainted with use of EL-Vs for the first time through ELVITEN. He also stressed that ELVITEN users enjoy riding these vehicles and their usage can have a positive impact in the city center that is often congested by regular cars. A number of e-bikes were provided at the event premises for participants during a coffee break. Mr Vasilis Apostolakoulis (e-trikala) presented ELVITEN users’ opinions and their problems such as: vehicles battery issues and their limited mirror view of the road on the sides.

Q&A session concluded the 2nd city workshop in Trikala, with topics such vehicles’ safety, city infrastructure, charging points and future sustainability of the ELVITEN project and EL-Vs.

ELVITEN project partner in Trikala organised on 26 October 2019, the 2nd city workshop. The local event took place at the GiSeMi Innovation Hub in Trikala. The attendees of the event (around 30 participants) were encouraged to take a ride in one of 4-wheeler Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) which are provided for project demonstrations in […]

ELVITEN is live in the Eternal City!

The Comune di Roma and S3Transportation have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the Eternal City!

The city of Rome is located in the central-western part of Italy and is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is the most populous city in Italy (with over 4 million residents) and the 4th most populous city in the European Union. Rome is one of the oldest and continuously occupied sites in Europe. Known as the Eternal City, it is a cosmopolitan of globally influential historical, cultural and archaeological heritage.

The municipality of Rome is administered over XV (15) Districts. District IX (located in the South of Rome) will be the location of the ELVITEN demonstrations. Sixty-four percent of the territory of the city is covered in hills, with seventy percent of District IX covered in hills (forty percent slightly highly, thirty percent very hilly). Sixty-eight percent of the city is covered in green areas. Public transportation in Rome consists of bus, metro, railways and trams. Despite limited parking for private transportation, public transportation performs poorly in comparison. During peak times during the week, passengers wait an average of 32 minutes for the bus and 10 to 15 for the metro and tram (respectively). The city also limits the amount of traffic in their four Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ). These zones are only accessible through permit and the cost varies depending on the proximity to the city centre and the type of engine.

The Municipality of Rome is promoting electric mobility via free access to the LTZ and deploying a wide network of charging stations. At the moment there are 118 with an expected increase to 300 in the near future. ELVITEN brings 60 eBikes to District IX to promote integrated and sustainable mobility. There will be 8 e-Hubs located in the IX Town Hall, which are innovative charging stations that also allow parking of the eBikes. There are some stands located near the Eur Laurentina and Eur Magliana metro stations, along with other strategic areas of the IX Municipality (such as Via di Acqua Acetosa Ostiene, Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa or Adrea Meldola, Fonte Meravigliosa). The booking of the eBikes are done through the ELVITEN app, which provides free testing of the EL-Vs with approved and registered helmets and license. In Rome, ELVITEN targets owners, sharers and delivers.

Stay tuned for more details about ELVITEN in Rome!

The Comune di Roma and S3Transportation have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the Eternal City! The city of Rome is located in the central-western part of Italy and is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is the most populous city in Italy (with over 4 million residents) and the 4th […]

ELVITEN is in Genoa!

Comune di Genova and Duferco Energia have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the city of Genoa!

The coastal city of Genoa is located in a narrow stretch between the Apennines mountains and the Ligurian sea. Due to its historical past, impressive landmarks and being the busiest port in Italy (and twelfth busiest in the European Union), Genoa has been nicknamed La Superba, or “the proud one”.

The Metropolitan city of Genoa can be characterised completely as hilly with narrow flats near the rivers or brooks, and has been considered coastal mountains. As the sixth-largest city Italy, it is home to over 850,000 residents, with 50% of the urban population concentrated in the city center. It is among the most green cities in Italy and offers its citizens very good public transportation through buses and the underground. The city has LTZ (Limited Traffic Zones) which discourages the use of vehicles. The municipality has also incentivised citizens in the past to purchase bicycles or electric motorcycles. The Comune di Genoa has teamed up with Duferco Energia to bring 10 Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) for shared use.

Citizens interested in testing out of the EL-Vs can download the Duferco Energia app and register for ELVITEN through the app. Upon registration, users can then login to their ELVITEN account and fill out a background questionnaire regarding their mobility habits which grants them access to the ELVITEN network.Users can also access the ELVITEN unifying app using their ELVITEN credentials, for incentives and a better EL-V experience. Once an ELVITEN EL-V is booked, users gain access to the eTricycle and the various charging points located around the city.

Watch the video on our Youtube channel to find out how you can test an ELVITEN EL-V in Genoa!

Comune di Genova and Duferco Energia have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the city of Genoa! The coastal city of Genoa is located in a narrow stretch between the Apennines mountains and the Ligurian sea. Due to its historical past, impressive landmarks and being the busiest port in Italy (and twelfth busiest in the European […]