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Help us with collecting opinions on the EL-V experience

The ELVITEN project is conducting an online survey (anonymously) on the real experience of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-V) users and non EL-V users. The survey consists of four sets of questionnaires about people’s real experience with EL-Vs covering two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler and non EL-V users. The ELVITEN survey also has a few questions about charging points.

Under Work Package 5, as part of a task led by the University of Leeds, ELVITEN partners are collecting responses on real EL-V driver conditions, including interactions with other traffic participants. Based on the questionnaires’ responses, the user’s experiences will be analysed in detail, especially as regards:

  • any situations occurred and resulted from interactions among EL-V users with other traffic participants (e.g. vulnerable road users, heavy vehicles, level of interactions, involved participants, user’s reaction);
  • any matters regarded interactions between EL-V users and road infrastructures, environment conditions (e.g. road signs, road markings, visibility conditions);
  • the satisfactory level of availability of private and public charge points and technologies;
  • any technical problems encountered as regards EL-V;
  • the level of comfort of EL-V users and any matters experienced with the control of an vehicle.

The ELVITEN survey findings will be documented per category of EL-V as well as per user age, gender and a cluster.

The survey is available in five languages: English, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

The deadline for submission has been extended until 30 April 2020 and should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your contribution to the survey is valuable for implementation of ELVITEN project.

 

 

The ELVITEN project is conducting an online survey (anonymously) on the real experience of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-V) users and non EL-V users. The survey consists of four sets of questionnaires about people’s real experience with EL-Vs covering two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler and non EL-V users. The ELVITEN survey also has a few questions about charging […]

A full report from H2020RTR19 conference is available

On 4-5 December 2019, ELVITEN project participated in “Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects” H2020RTR20 European conference in Brussels organised by ERTRAC (European Road Transport Advisory Council), EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and the European Commission (represented by DG RTD, DG MOVE and INEA).

The conference gave a preview of the results of the research performed under the Horizon 2020 funded projects in the field of road transport. The conference covered various topics e.g. urban mobility, road safety, automated road transport, green vehicles, and logistics under the Horizon 2020 programme.

The ELVITEN project was featured in the conference’s session on: “New mobility paradigm, new vehicles: how could the mobility of tomorrow look like? A presentation given by Dr. Evangelia Portouli from ICCS (project coordinator), provided participants with information on numerous L-category vehicles in sharing systems in 6 cities across Europe as part of the transport system. She also underlined that the project has been successful to obtain a large amount of feedback from users in the form of an online survey and has been assessing the potential of including such vehicles in multi-modal journeys.

A full report providing detailed information on the H2020RTR19 conference has been published on 20 March 2020. The report provides a complete overview of the content presented during the 2-day event. It also elaborates on the projects achievements, how they confront the difficulties and resolve them, and it presents what are the next steps in projects implementation. The report also highlights other H2020 funded projects like STARS (Shared mobility opporTunities And challenges foR European citieS), MoTiV (Mobility and Time Value), WEEVIL (Ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler) and STEVE (Smart-Taylored L-category Electric Vehicle demonstration in hEtherogeneous urban use-cases) which follow the same V-Model, as ELVITEN, for vehicle development and demonstration in urban areas.

In general, the report expresses that all of the projects are moving in the right direction by learning to ask the right questions and confirm that they are connected to the appropriate ecosystems for future mobility. It also cited Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, but those that can best adapt” stating it rightly fits to all the projects.

To see the full report, click here.

On 4-5 December 2019, ELVITEN project participated in “Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects” H2020RTR20 European conference in Brussels organised by ERTRAC (European Road Transport Advisory Council), EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and the European Commission (represented by DG RTD, DG MOVE and INEA). The conference gave a preview of the results […]

Get ready for the Urban Mobility Days 2020

From 29 September to 1 October 2020, the European Commission is hosting the Urban Mobility Days conference in Brussels. The theme of the conference is “Zero-emission mobility for all” which aims to bring together policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGO’s, urban planners and all stakeholders putting the sustainable urban mobility plans into practice.

The conference combines two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar, the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

The conference wishes to put clean and sustainable transport in the public eye like never before, it wishes to do by assembling leading figures and showcasing best success stories in the field. The Urban Mobility Days will go further than transport and link zero-emission mobility initiatives along with the EU efforts to confront climate change and to make Europe carbon neutral continent by 2050.

With experts and knowledge coming together in one place, the Urban Mobility Days will provide an opportunity for networking, discussion on key issues, and exchange of ideas for the upcoming transport trends and technologies in sustainable urban mobility.

For further details regarding the Urban Mobility Days conference, click here.

 

From 29 September to 1 October 2020, the European Commission is hosting the Urban Mobility Days conference in Brussels. The theme of the conference is “Zero-emission mobility for all” which aims to bring together policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGO’s, urban planners and all stakeholders putting the sustainable urban mobility plans into practice. The conference combines […]

Do you want to know more about ELVITEN?

Do you want to know what ELVITEN project is working on? And how it is accomplished?

Then check out our YouTube video to understand what we do along with our partners. The ELVITEN project is present in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala, and demonstrates there how light electric vehicles (EL-V) can be used in urban areas and be integrated into the existing transport network.

To know more about ELVITEN values, work, some important numbers and all consortium partners click the button below.

You can also access the ELVITEN project’s current statistics using the publicly available dashboard. The dashboard shows the statistical data coming from six ELVITEN demonstration cities e.g. the total number of trips, number of submitted questionnaires, problems faced during the trips, etc.

To understand more about how our partners are engaged in the ELVITEN project, how to register for demonstrations, the ELVITEN apps available in project cities, check out ELVITEN’s YouTube channel.

To keep yourself informed on ELVITEN project’s ongoing activities, follow us on Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Do not forget to subscribe to ELVITEN’s monthly newsflash => home page: Stay informed.

Also, you can join ELVITEN’s ongoing awareness campaign #LetsGoElectric and win a prize in a photo contest. To participate in the campaign, you need to be in of the six ELVITEN cities and register there to participate in demonstrations. While enjoying a ride on ELVITEN EL-V, take a picture and share it with us on ELVITEN Instagram or ELVITEN Twitter using the #LetsGoElectric.

ELVITEN is continuously looking for Regional Support Group members

The ELVITEN project is looking for local stakeholders in ELVITEN demonstrations cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala to join the Regional Support Groups (RSG) in order to create and build a strong network of interested experts. The RSG’s have been continuously involved in all project activities and have confirmed and validated some of ELVITEN actions. Regional Support Group members also play a crucial role in project dissemination by promoting the ELVITEN activities on their events and channels and by supporting the activities performed by ELVITEN consortium partners. Stakeholders can include electric vehicle manufactures, local administration and public authorities, local bodies, research & academic institutions, planning authorities, fleet operators, media, service providers and other organisations involved or interested in supporting electromobility.

Who can apply?

Stakeholders outside the ELVITEN consortium partners which are based in one of the six ELVITEN cities (Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Trikala and Rome).

To know more information who is already involved, what ELVITEN offers and how to become a member of the ELVITEN Regional Support Group click here.

The ELVITEN project is looking for local stakeholders in ELVITEN demonstrations cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala to join the Regional Support Groups (RSG) in order to create and build a strong network of interested experts. The RSG’s have been continuously involved in all project activities and have confirmed and validated some of […]

International Transport Forum on Safe Micromobility

On 17th February 2020 International Transport Forum released a report on Safe Micromobility. The report investigates the safety aspects linked with the growing use of e-Scooters and other types of micromobility.

The increase of micromobility confronts the current regulations for urban traffic and forces policymakers to rethink them. The report considered a collection of measures to make micromobility in the urban traffic safe which included vehicle design & operation, street layout, user education and implementation of the rules. The report also questions whether the change towards micromobility be able to have potential safety advantages.

The report outlined number of recommendations for the policy makers, city planners, operators and manufactures.

In general, the report recommends treating e-scooters in the same way as the bicycles and allocate a secure space for micromobility and recommends to forbid Micro-Vehicles from sidewalks. It also encourages training mandatory for car, bus and truck drivers to avoid crashes with mircomobility users and additionally indicates cycle training must be part of the school curriculum.

The ITF report suggests that per-minute pricing models could increase the risk of speeding or to ignore traffic rules and should be replaced by per-KM or per-trip pricing models. It urges governments and authorities to define and enforce speed limits, alcohol and drug use among all participants.

It also suggests manufactures to improve the micro-vehicle design with better stability and road grip. Also, recommends making indicator lights mandatory and better protection for brake cables.

The report recommends cities to allocate parking spaces for micro vehicles near the delivery bays for support vans to park safely and the use of support vans for re-charging or re-positioning micro vehicles should be reduced, it could be done by using removable or higher capacity batteries and plug-in docks.

International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation with 60 member countries, it acts as a think tank to transport policy.

To read the full report: see here

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On 17th February 2020 International Transport Forum released a report on Safe Micromobility. The report investigates the safety aspects linked with the growing use of e-Scooters and other types of micromobility. The increase of micromobility confronts the current regulations for urban traffic and forces policymakers to rethink them. The report considered a collection of measures […]

Horizon Impact Award 2020 contest

The European Commission has launched a contest for the Horizon Impact Award 2020 edition, dedicated to EU funded projects which created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The prize will showcase achievements that have noticeable value for society. The prize is rewarded to the most impactful and influential projects under the EU research project Horizon 2020 and its predecessor, the 7th Framework programme (FP7, 2007 – 2013) that are closed and can show proof of impact.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said “With this award, we want to highlight how EU-funded research can benefit citizens and society. We will put the spotlight on projects that have impact on the economy, environment or policymaking. I look forward to seeing many excellent examples of how EU-funded research makes a difference to our daily lives”

The contest is open for applications until 2 April 2020. Each of the five winners will receive €10 000 and the winners will be announced at the European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels in September 2020.

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The European Commission has launched a contest for the Horizon Impact Award 2020 edition, dedicated to EU funded projects which created societal impact across Europe and beyond. The prize will showcase achievements that have noticeable value for society. The prize is rewarded to the most impactful and influential projects under the EU research project Horizon […]

Become a Follower City of ELVITEN

The ELVITEN project is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU. ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and how they can be integrated into the existing transport network in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. The project proposes replicable usage schemes for EL-Vs such as electric bicycles, tricycles, scooters and quads and involves 21 partners from 9 European countries, including local authorities, universities, research organisations, etc.

The ELVITEN project aims to boost the usage of all categories of EL-Vs in urban environment and ultimately to achieve a mind-shift among users by providing them with a better EL-V experience. To help accelerate the roll-out usage of EL-Vs in cities across Europe, ELVITEN aims to promote the transferability of the ELVITEN usage schemes in 50 Follower European Cities that are interested in developing or already have electric mobility in their city.

The Follower Cities will form a network of ‘ELVITEN cities’ and the ELVITEN project will use its extensive range of knowledge and expertise in electric mobility to provide the ‘ELVITEN cities’ with support to help them better understanding how to boost ownership or sharing of all categories of EL-Vs by systematic and occasional urban travelers by light delivery companies in their city. This support will depend on the needs of the city, but could range from the first steps a city needs to take in understanding the role that electric mobility could play, and gaining political support within the city for it. Right through to helping them work towards planning, developing, specifying, constructing, extending and/or optimising intelligent electric mobility systems within their cities.

If you are interested in becoming a ELVITEN Follower City, get in touch with us via an email: info@elviten-project.eu

ELVITEN project on CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service).

ELVITEN project on INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) website and in the INEA’s brochure: “Making European cities greener”.

The ELVITEN project is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU. ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and how they can be integrated into the existing transport network in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. The project proposes […]

Call for extended abstract – ITF Pre-Summit Research Day

On 26 May 2020 the International Transport Forum (ITF) together with the ECTRI, the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), is co-organising the ITF 2020 Pre-Summit Research Day which will take place in Leipzig, Germany. The event will take place in conjunction with the International Transport Forum’s 2020 Annual Summit on 27- 29 May 2020 on the topic of “Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development”.

The objective of the Pre-Summit Research Day is to bring together top academics, researchers, and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme. It is critically important that research results are brought into practice. Therefore, the Research Day offers a great opportunity to exchange ideas with researchers, as well as, with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision makers.

A call for abstracts is now open. While the 2020 ITF Summit on Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development will discuss linkages between innovation in transport sector in all of its dimensions, i.e., regulation, infrastructure design, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), drones, air connectivity, internet of things (IOT), algorithms, etc., and will cut across individual/passenger travel and freight logistics and supply chains, the Research Day will limit its scope to three specific topics. In particular, in order to plan their actions and investments for the coming years, policy makers need input from researchers to provide knowledge and solutions on how to:

  • Seize the opportunities offered by micromobility and active transport;
  • Connect remote and rural areas with innovative sustainable transport solutions; and
  • Stimulate the adoption of low-carbon vehicle technologies.

Submissions of extended abstracts of up to 1000 words that address Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development on one of the above three topics are therefore welcomed.

Abstracts shall be submitted before Friday 6 March 2020.

Find more information here.

On 26 May 2020 the International Transport Forum (ITF) together with the ECTRI, the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), is co-organising the ITF 2020 Pre-Summit Research Day which will take place in Leipzig, Germany. The event will take place in conjunction with the International Transport Forum’s […]