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.
The Urban Agenda: Moving Towards More Sustainable Cities
The convenience and appeal of cities is drawing more and more people to live and to work. The current European trend of urbanisation is also increasing the importance of cities and urban areas, which will only continue this growth trend. Cities are facing social challenges with respect to the environment, transport and social cohesion. In order to address those challenges, the Urban Agenda has been created.
The European Commission is asking for participation in a survey to assess the implementation and performance of the Urban Agenda for the European Union (UAEU). They are looking for feedback from all stakeholders. This includes members of the general public, cities, urban authority representatives and other public authority representatives (regional, national, EU and international). Other stakeholders, such as civil society organisations, NGOs, businesses, academic research organisations and experts are also invited to participate and provide their feedback.
The Urban Agenda for the European Union was launched in 2016 via the Pact of Amsterdam. The aim of the UAEU is to provide a synchronised and cohesive approach to the urban dimension of EU and national policies and legislation. The Urban Agenda seeks to improve the quality of life in urban zones by focusing on concrete areas of priority within 14 established Partnerships. Of relevance to ELVITEN is the Partnership on Urban Mobility (PUM). This Partnership seeks to identify measures and propose solutions to improve the framework conditions for urban mobility across cities in the EU. The Partnership identified four initial themes: active modes of transport (such as walking and cycling) and use of public space, innovative solutions and smart mobility, public transport for the city and region as well as multi-modality and governance. The way the PUM devised to address these topics was by designing an Action Plan that aimed to improve: EU regulations affecting urban mobility, allocation and use of EU funding and knowledge exchange platforms and their use. Now in its final year (2019), the members of the PUM are collaborating with stakeholders to monitor and promote the implementation of the actions outlined in the Action Plan, endorsed by the Directors-General Meeting on Urban Matters (DGMU) in November 2018.
The EC will be using the feedback from the survey to explore possible ways to improve and assess the UEAU’s value and effectiveness, which in turn will contribute to a shared understanding of how to provide better support to cities and their development. The views of stakeholders are a vital component of this assessment, and the EC strongly encourages all to participate in the Stakeholder Consultation. The final day to participate is Sunday 30 June. All participating organisations and businesses are asked to register in the EU’s Transparency Register. For more information and news regarding urban mobility within the EU, please visit this website.
Bari Welcomes ELVITEN
The city of Bari and ELVITEN have joined forces to share knowledge and enlarge the network of this European funded project. In order to receive support, Regional Support Groups (RSG) focus on engaging associations, companies and authorities outside of the ELVITEN consortium. Those include bodies interested in electromobility, such as: electric vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, charging point operators, road infrastructure operators, public authorities, electrical distribution system operators and service providers. Several stakeholders have been invited by the ELVITEN partners in six project cities to participate in the RSGs.
From an array of companies, institutions and bodies invited by our project partner, Polytechnic University of Bari, six have decided to extend their support. Among the supporters who have signed the RSG agreements, there are entities such as Politecnico di Bari, FIAB BARI, Pin Bike and AutoLogos, whom promote a more sustainable and innovative approach to mobility. Here is a closer look at our partners & what they do:
- AutologS is a company providing innovative services and smart solutions based on Information & Communication technology (ICT) tools targeting sustainability
- Ruotalibra Bari promotes and encourages the development of the bicycle as a simple economic and non-polluting means of transport, useful to reducing urban traffic
- Politecnico di Bari is a research University located in the South of Italy specializing its focus on Engineering & Architecture
- Pin Bike is a company with the vision of increasing sustainable urban mobility through the creation of a kit that turns a bike into a ‘smart bike’ and rewards its users
The support of this Italian city represents a major milestone for ELVITEN. The main goal is to encourage the use of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) in daily Italian mobility. The members of the RSG gain visibility in the Italian region as well as satisfy the purpose of the project. They do this by providing a better understanding of market needs and expectations.
Visibility and exposure of member brands is another benefit of this collaboration. This will occur through the ELVITEN website, events, social media and project channels. Furthermore, members will be informed of any project developments via meetings & workshops.
ELVITEN welcomes the following supporters:
Stakeholders in Berlin Regional Support Group Ready
Berlin, the German capital, is one of the six ELVITEN pilot sites. Boasting 3.5 million inhabitants with multiple electric car sharing companies throughout the city, ELVITEN provides free testing and integration of charging networks. Berlin is also one of the pilot sites that will begin the testing of 10 electric scooters as of April 2019.
ELVITEN is happy to announce that the Regional Support Group (RSG) of Berlin has been put together and the agreements have been signed. This constitutes a major step towards the objective of the project which is encouraging the urban population and fleet operators to incorporating Electric Light Vehicles into their daily lives and consequently make their use more popular.
We are happy to welcome the following partners to the RSG of Berlin:
Our partners are all committed to making the future more sustainable. Here is a quick look at how:
- Forschungscampus (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) promotes education and research as the foundation for the future providing the basis for leading an autonomous and responsible life within industry and society.
- RYDIES- urban micro-mobility solutions provides a platform and business-to-business (B2B) marketplace to link mobility service providers to their customers.
- Yoove is an agency with mobility and sustainable at its core.
- ZIV: Zweirad-Industrie-Verbrand is a national representation of interests and the service provider of the German and international bicycle, e-bike, component and accessory industry. Initiatives such as ProFahrrad promoting cyclists and cycling.
- eBee: smart technologies provides affordable and easily accessible public charging stations that synergise with city infrastructure.
- eMO: Berlin agency for electromobility brings together experts in business, politics, science and administration while supporting the initiation, execution and marketing of regional, national and international innovation of projects in the field of smart mobility.
- EUREF Campus Berlin hosts currently 3,500 people working, researching & learning in more than 150 companies, institutions and startups around the topic of energy, mobility and sustainability.
- LEVCON (Light Electric Vehicle Configurator) is a Berlin based company developing and selling EVs for business and private purposes with a focus on customized solutions in order to support dynamic processes in production and logistics.
The RSG serves a multitude of purposes. Members engage actors outside of the ELVITEN project consortium such as companies, authorities and associations that will support the demonstrations. This may consist of fleet operators, charging point operators, electric vehicle manufacturers, road infrastructure operators, public authorities, service providers and other organisations that are involved or interested in electromobility. This includes research organisations, academics and the media. On the other hand, all members of the RSG provide valuable feedback regarding varying aspects of dissemination in order to help clarify and understand market needs and expectations. They are also an invaluable asset in the circulation of project achievements and ensuring the visibility of the ELVITEN project.
The members of the RSG benefit from visibility through events and as active participants in the ELVITEN project. Furthermore, members will be informed about all project developments and invited to meetings & workshops with the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the organisation of the demonstrations.
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.