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THE ELVITEN PROJECT

ELVITEN demonstrates the usefulness of light electrified vehicles for urban transportation. Our focus is on bicycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles (EL-VS). We work for more innovative, more sustainable and more connected urban mobility in Europe.

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Easy charging, easy driving with this questionnaire

Whether you own an electric vehicle or not, your opinion counts! The European-funded project eCharge4Drivers has launched a set of questionnaires to gather the input from taxi drivers, private users and logistics services to contribute to the research on smart mobility and help the project to design new, more convenient charging systems across Europe.

The deadline to submit your contribution is 12 February 2021.

The survey covers each of the six urban area sites and four TEN-T corridors.

The survey for the (light) electric vehicle owners takes about 15-20 minutes. This survey consists of 4 parts: a first part about your socio-demographic profile, a second part about your mobility and parking behaviour, a third part about your charging behavior, and a last part about the acceptance of new charging options.

The survey for the (Light) Electric Vehicle owners takes about 15-20 minutes. This survey consists of 4 parts: a first part about your socio-demographic profile, a second part about your mobility and parking behaviour, a third part about your charging behavior, and a last part about the acceptance of new charging options.

The survey for the non-electric vehicle owners takes about 5 minutes. This survey consists of 3 parts: a first part about your socio-demographic profile, a second part about your mobility and parking behaviour, and a last part about your intention to purchase an (L)EV.

Click here to take the questionnaires.

Whether you own an electric vehicle or not, your opinion counts! The European-funded project eCharge4Drivers has launched a set of questionnaires to gather the input from taxi drivers, private users and logistics services to contribute to the research on smart mobility and help the project to design new, more convenient charging systems across Europe. The deadline to […]

Renault sign partnership agreement to test the charging of electric vehicles

Renault has signed a partnership agreement together with RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) and Jedlix (European Vehicle-Grid-Integration platform) to test the ability of electric vehicles to contribute to balancing electric production and demand by controlling their charging process. This experiment is part of the expected evolution of the secondary reserve market, which will open up to European competition by 2021.

The massive integration of intermittent renewable energy and the closure of traditional thermal power plants is driving the companies to look for innovative and flexible solutions to guarantee the balancing of the power system at the lowest cost.

The secondary reserve is mainly based on thermal or hydropower plants. The Renault Groupe has decided to experiment with a new alternative: controlling the charging of electric vehicles which, following a signal sent by RTE, will inject or draw electricity to help to ensure the balance between production and consumption. This is one of the services electromobility will be able to provide to the new electrical system. The objective of this experiment is to evaluate not only the technical feasibility of this new type of service, which is based on embedded connectivity of the vehicle but also its value for the power grid and ultimately for the electric vehicle owner.

‘We are very pleased to collaborate with RTE and Jedlix. This is an important step in the integration of the electric vehicle as an essential link in the energy network. In the long term, our customers who own electric vehicles will benefit from more economical and greener electricity consumption and will therefore be remunerated for the service they provide to the electricity grid,’ says Yasmine Assef, New Energy Business Program Director of Renault.

Renault has signed a partnership agreement together with RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) and Jedlix (European Vehicle-Grid-Integration platform) to test the ability of electric vehicles to contribute to balancing electric production and demand by controlling their charging process. This experiment is part of the expected evolution of the secondary reserve market, which will open up […]

Continental Mobility Study 2020: Increasing importance of private transportation during the pandemic

Key findings of the recently published Continental Mobility Study 2020 show that public transportation has gained in importance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In order to minimize contact with others, many people are choosing to travel in their own cars. The use of public transportation and carpools, in contrast, has declined significantly worldwide.

Within the framework of the study, representative surveys on people’s mobility habits were conducted in Germany, France, the USA, Japan and China.

In France and Germany, 80% of respondents reported having changed their daily mobility habits during the pandemic, for 81% in the USA. In China one can observe the greatest change in mobility habits with an increase of 93% for 88% in Japan.

Dr Ariane Reinhart, Continental Executive Board member for Human Relations and Sustainability, says of the study results: “The results of the Continental Mobility Study show that there is a global need for personal mobility. During the coronavirus pandemic, this demand has increased even more.” Dr Ariane Reinhart continues: “Against the backdrop of the pressing climate issue, sustainable and – first and foremost – carbon-neutral solutions for global transport are therefore all the more important. As a technology company with one of the most comprehensive sustainability roadmaps in the supplier industry, Continental is set to make key contributions in many areas related to personal transport. Our goal is carbon-neutral mobility – by 2050 at the latest.”

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to greater personal mobility and thus to a further increase in traffic density in the five countries surveyed. “Modern vehicles with predictive software onboard are now an important part of the solution to people’s mobility needs. Cars that bring their occupants safely and efficiently to their destination. Continental stands for these intelligent solutions,” says Dr Ariane Reinhart.

n addition to cars, bicycles have also received a further boost due to coronavirus pandemic. At 34 per cent, the increase in the use of bicycles is particularly high in China, followed by Germany at 21 per cent. It is a different story for public transportation, meanwhile, with half of the people in Germany saying they use public transit less often than before, and more than half in China and Japan. It is notable that 56 per cent of people in the USA and 48 per cent of people in France have made no changes in their use of buses and trains. In China, Japan and Germany, only around one-third of respondents reported likewise.

The question is whether this trend will continue after the crisis.

Overall, cars are part of daily travel for most people in all of the surveyed countries. In the USA, Germany and France, more than half of those surveyed said they use a vehicle daily or almost daily and around one-third reported driving a car at least once a week. At 43 and 41 per cent respectively, the total for China reaches a similarly high level, but with fewer daily or almost daily trips than in Western industrialized nations. Only around a third of Japanese people surveyed reported driving daily or at least once a week, with 13 per cent of respondents there stating that they forgo driving completely.

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For more information on the survey and its results, visit this website.

Key findings of the recently published Continental Mobility Study 2020 show that public transportation has gained in importance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In order to minimize contact with others, many people are choosing to travel in their own cars. The use of public transportation and carpools, in contrast, has declined significantly worldwide. […]

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We demonstrate the ELVITEN solutions to the citizens of six different cities across Europe. ELVITEN expands pre-existing electrified transport systems with light vehicles in these areas.