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.
Málaga: ELVITEN Press Conference
On 7 August, the mayor of Málaga Francisco de la Torre accompanied by City Councillors of Tourism and Innovation, Rosa Sanchez and Susana Carillo, presented ELVITEN during a press conference. The Rad Power Bikes will be utilised by residents of Málaga to promote sustainable mobility in the city.
The city of Málaga participates in ELVITEN through project partner Promálaga. For a year, more 250 users will test the forty e-bikes over the period of two months. During the year long demonstrations, the e-Bikes will be collecting data via black boxes. ELVITEN will gather data regarding the trajectory of trips taken, frequency of use, user opinions, ratings and issues encountered by users. This information will be used to create a strategy for implementing EL-Vs in other European cities.
The e-Bikes are given to selected users with a helmet and a security lock for them to use for a period of two months. In order to qualify, citizens must be 18 years or older, with a valid drivers license and a secure place to store the e-Bike. Once the user is selected, they must make a 100 euro deposit that will be returned at the end of the trial period. As there are 15 e-hubs installed in the parking lot of the Tabacalera, the principle users are workers who work close to the complex. There have been 285 submitted user applications to date. Thirty-seven bikes have already been utilised and a total of 942 trips have been registered. The applications are still open and all interested users are welcomed to apply for the opportunity to receive an e-Bike. For more information, visit the Promálaga website.
ELVITEN in Berlin: The Zerofleet
ELVITEN partner Hubject has gone live with ZeroFleet in Berlin!
Berlin is the largest city and capital of Germany with over three million residents. As a global city of culture, media, science and politics, Berlin attracts approximately twelve million visitors annually. The second most populous city in Europe after London, it is home to world-renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and entertainment venues. Its temperate climate, historical importance and lively culture makes all contributes to Berlin’s appeal.
Due to its location in a low-lying area, Berlin is mostly flat making it ideal for the use of EL-Vs. Excluding walking, 41% of all trips are made by car, van or motorcycle. Its well-developed public transportation system makes it easier to travel through the city during peak times where congestion causes traffic. 40% of the trips done in the city are by public transportation while 19% are by bicycle. With the overall populations desire to own a personal vehicle drops and the city’s vision for a climate neutral Berlin by 2050, sustainable mobility is a top priority. The aim of ELVITEN is to deploy ten eScooters in a ride-sharing scheme and raise awareness using the #LetsGoElectric campaign in order to promote more sustainable modes of transport.
The Hubject ZeroFleet is a pilot running parallelly to the other demonstrations occurring in the five other cities. The ten eScooters are being offered on a long-term sharing scheme where participants will have and use the scooter for three weeks free of charge. After applying, chosen users will receive the eScooter, a helmet, a lockable box and insurance. In return, participants are expected to fill out a 10 question questionnaire and post a minimum of three photos on social media with the tags #LetsGoElectric and #ThisIsHubject. Black boxes on the eScooters will collect data that ELVITEN will use to create guidelines for ideal business models as well as the integration of EL-Vs into urban transport systems.
ELVITEN partner Hubject has gone live with ZeroFleet in Berlin! Berlin is the largest city and capital of Germany with over three million residents. As a global city of culture, media, science and politics, Berlin attracts approximately twelve million visitors annually. The second most populous city in Europe after London, it is home to world-renowned […]
FEV Survey: Electromobility on the Rise
Electromobility has begun to enter the consciousness of the general public. Hybrid and electric vehicles are expected to take up a significant share of the European market by 2030. The underlying factors are not just a wider range of products on the market, but also rising consumer acceptance.
The results of this years annual consumer survey carried out by FEV Consulting showed that over 80% of European consumers can imagine buying a hybrid or battery-powered system when purchasing their next vehicle. The main advantages consumers think of regarding electric vehicles are: environmental friendliness (73%), energy efficiency (46%) and access to restricted areas (30%). As a whole, 23% of Europeans are willing to pay a premium for an electric vehicle. The ecological and social criteria for electric vehicles were also viewed more positively than the previous year .
One of the main challenges that continues to damage the perception of electromobility among consumers is the limited charging infrastructure and the lack of options for electric vehicle models. ELVITEN addresses these issues regarding Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs). By integrating existing charging stations into a wide and open platform for users, ELVITEN hopes to positively increase the users perception of electromobility.
Read more about the study on FEV Consulting.
Electromobility has begun to enter the consciousness of the general public. Hybrid and electric vehicles are expected to take up a significant share of the European market by 2030. The underlying factors are not just a wider range of products on the market, but also rising consumer acceptance. The results of this years annual consumer […]
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.