Electrified l-category vehicles integrated into transport and ELECTRICITY NETWORKS
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.
ELVITEN at ICNC 2019
The Intercharge Network Conference (ICNC) is a two day international conference on the future of mobility. It has become the global go-to event for new mobility professionals and business leaders. Now in its fifth year, the conference took place on 13 and 14 June in Berlin, one of the ELVITEN pilot cities. It attracted about 1.000 participants and included selectively invited international industry, start-ups, academia and policy representatives as well as the media.
The intercharge network, which is provided through Hubject GmbH, connects various emobility players and provides Electric Vehicle drivers with simple and customer-friendly access to charging stations throughout all of Europe. The platform is seen as a neutral and open pan-European market place that provides an ideal fertile soil for various business models and solutions. The ELVITEN project was prominently represented via a booth that was integrated into the Hubject Research and Development booth. The booth was marked by an ELVITEN dedicated backdrop and a screen that was continuously showing the recently released movie about Berlin’s pilot for ELVITEN: The ZeroFleet.
The ZeroFleet is a pilot that is running parallelly with the demonstrations occurring in the other five pilot cities. It follows the framework of ELVITEN and shares similar goals: to promote the usage of Light Electric vehicles (EL-Vs). Using the ten ZeroScooters, the Berlin pilot site collects trip data via black boxes. Data is also collected through questionnaires administered to ZeroPilots (users). The goal of ELVITEN is to analyse all the collected data from the six cities and create guidelines for ideal business models as well as their integration into urban transport systems.
The eScooters are offered as a long-term sharing scheme, which means that people can rent a scooter for free for three weeks in a row. The test driver will act like the owner of the vehicle and take it home and be responsible for charging it. This allows for the black boxes to document and collect data on realistic trips stemming from the everyday lives of different people. Via the ZeroZone Website, interested users can apply for a specific three-week-cycle. Hubject’s ZeroFleet manager then coordinates the timeslots and sends out confirmations along with instructions on when and where to pick up the scooter and how to fill out the questionnaires.
The ICNC was the perfect place to not only present the ZeroFleet but to acquire potential test users for the pilot from among the many visitors interested in “new mobility”. It also presented the perfect situation to begin discussions on the ideal ecosystems for EL-Vs and their integration into urban transport systems with global eMobility experts.
CIVITAS Award Ceremony
On 2 October in Graz, Austria, CIVITAS will host its 17th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference. The forum brings together industry leaders from all over the continent and beyond to discuss and analyse the most pressing mobility issues and come up with pioneering solutions to bring better and cleaner transport to Europe. As is part of the tradition, CIVITAS will hold an Awards Ceremony during the forum that will highlight some of the most innovative, ambitious and successful sustainable urban mobility work that is currently being carried out.
A call has been launched for applications to the 2019 CIVITAS Awards. All cities that have signed the CIVITAS Declaration and are members of the CIVITAS Forum Network are are invited to apply by 19 July (those interested in applying who have not yet become Forum members may complete and sign the declaration here). There are four categories in which applicants can win prizes, with the possibility of entries in multiple categories. The four categories are as follows:
- The Bold Measure award rewards a daring approach that has yet to be implemented and examples of ambition leading to successful outcomes
- The Citizen & Stakeholder Engagement award rewards a city that has successfully engaged its citizens and/or relevant stakeholders to tackle local urban mobility challenge
- The CIVITAS Legacy award rewards a city that has translated its commitment to the CIVITAS network and sustainable mobility into high-impact, innovative measures
- The Transformation award, which rewards a city that has used mobility measures to transform itself into a smarter and more liveable environment
Winners are selected by the CIVITAS Award Jury, apart from the transformation award that will be chosen by the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee. The prizes include a custom trophy and letter of acknowledgement signed by the European Commission, visibility through the CIVITAS website and promotional material as well as pan-European media coverage and invitations to EC conferences and workshops organised by DG MOVE.
The CIVITAS awards provides a platform for cities and towns to and share their excellence in the field. Recipients of the award not only have their efforts in policy-making and implementation highlighted but also receive recognition from the European Commission. Winners also serve as role models to other cities and towns all across Europe, inspiring others to create their own initiatives in order to make cleaner and better urban transport.
On 2 October in Graz, Austria, CIVITAS will host its 17th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference. The forum brings together industry leaders from all over the continent and beyond to discuss and analyse the most pressing mobility issues and come up with pioneering solutions to bring better and cleaner transport to Europe. As is […]
ELVITEN x Rad Power Bikes Arrive in Málaga
Citizens of Málaga will soon begin seeing ELVITEN x Rad Power Bikes all over their city! ELVITEN demonstrates how Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and be integrated within existing charging networks. ELVITEN partner ProMálaga has teamed up with Rad to bring forty e-bikes to this urban city. Citizens interested in participating in the ELVITEN project can fill out an application for the chance to become one of the users who takes home an e-Bike.
In order to be considered, potential users need to fill out an online survey about their mobility habits, which can be requested via email. Applicants are then assessed on whether they fit the requirements to become a user, including having a valid drivers license. Selected users must then fill out a project participation contract and download the ELVITEN app which provides all of the information about the vehicle. Users receive the bike, an authorized helmet, a portable charger and an anti-theft security system that is to be utilised every time the bike is in use. Users also have access to e-Hubs located around the city where the bike can be charged and stored. Users are then allowed to enjoy their new bikes for a total of two months!
The selection of users has already begun. If you live in Málaga, visit our Youtube page to learn more about how you can join!
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.