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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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ELVITEN @EGVIA Workshop on Energy4Transport in Brussels

On 21 October, ELVITEN project participated in a workshop on ‘What technology mix to achieve zero net carbon energy carriers in road transport by 2050?’ which was jointly organised by EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) in Brussels.

The workshop highlighted Ursula von der Leyen’s goal to achieve zero carbon by 2050. A further goal is to protect EU’s citizens from air pollution. Hybrid and electric vehicles are an important means in the EU’s strategy. Therefore, the next steps include that innovations should be better considered, as well as an extension of studies beyond tire to wheel and air pollution (regulated and non-regulated) that need to be addressed.

Furthermore, speakers from major institutions tackling this issue provided an overview of what is at stake for the future and tried to answer the technical workshop’s title. The event concluded with an interesting panel on a current key trend in the transport sector: Electrification. EGVIA’s Chairman Stefan Neugebauer stated that: “Electrification is a short term solution to reach the 2030 CO2 targets, but it requires further efforts to reach full move away from fossil fuels, in particular for use in heavy-duty vehicles, through biofuels and synthetic fuels”. However, the use of biofuels can also be criticised, as the issue of air pollution remains unsolved. ELVITEN joined the workshop by promoting electrification in the transport sector and distributing project leaflets and giveaways.

Find more information about the event here.

On 21 October, ELVITEN project participated in a workshop on ‘What technology mix to achieve zero net carbon energy carriers in road transport by 2050?’ which was jointly organised by EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) in Brussels. The workshop highlighted Ursula von der Leyen’s goal to […]

Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2020 calls

Six transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2020 are open for application. The available budget for transport EU co-funded projects provides approximately €92 million under the following topics:

  • Mobility for Growth (MG),
  • Automated Road Transport (ART),
  • Green Vehicles (GV), and
  • Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls.

The applications (submitted electronically) have to present project proposals aiming to make the European transport safer, cleaner and more resilient. The projects will be selected for funding in two-stage evaluation. First, candidates should submit short project proposals by 9 January 2020. They will be then informed within 3 months after the submission deadline if they have qualified for the second stage of the selection process. The full project proposal must be then submitted by 8 September 2020.

The transport topics for application are:

  • Cities as climate-resilient, connected multimodal nodes for smart and clean mobility; new approaches towards demonstrating and testing innovative solutions
  • Decarbonising long-distance shipping
  • Understanding and mitigating the effects on public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise
  • Enhancing coordination between Member States’ actions in the area of infrastructure research with a particular focus on biodiversity and ameliorating environmental impacts and full automated infrastructure upgrade and maintenance
  • Network and traffic management for future mobility
  • Improving road safety by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers.

On 7 October, the Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day took place in Brussels. The European Commission (DG RTD, DG MOVE) and INEA presented funding opportunities under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls and gave an overview of the application and evaluation process as well as tips for writing a good proposal. If you missed the event you can find the agenda, the presentations, and recordings of the sessions here.

Find more information about how to receive the EU funding and apply on the Funding & tenders opportunities website and become as ELVITEN project a part of the Horizon 2020 funded project and help to green the transport sector. #LetsGoElectric #H2020Transport

Six transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme 2020 are open for application. The available budget for transport EU co-funded projects provides approximately €92 million under the following topics: Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls. The applications (submitted electronically) have to […]

Micro-mobility: the next big thing?

On 14 October 2019, the European Commission (DG MOVE) organised a conference on ‘Micro-mobility: the next big thing?’ in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference discussed new transport developments of micro-mobility such as electric scooters, bikes, mopeds, and drones.

Together with representatives of city authorities, micro-mobility companies and the European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc, the conference aimed to be the first large-scale event to provide a platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities micro-mobility presents for people moving in urban areas and for deliveries. The agenda of the conference included workshops, presentations, an exhibition and panel discussions. The first panel ‘Is there a role investors and regulators can play in micro-mobility?’ discussed how micro-mobility can be promoted from the regulatory and the entrepreneurial side.

Commissioner Bulc emphasized that the micro-mobility brings challenges in three key areas: investments, inclusion in public transport and safety. Risk of E-LVs includes that users tend to ignore existing traffic regulations and act irresponsible. Increasing numbers of users drinking and driving are challenging safe traffic. However, she highlighted that “micro-mobility is here to stay and will reshape the future of mobility. It will also contribute to the manifestation of the Vision Zero.”

Read more about the event here.

 

On 14 October 2019, the European Commission (DG MOVE) organised a conference on ‘Micro-mobility: the next big thing?’ in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference discussed new transport developments of micro-mobility such as electric scooters, bikes, mopeds, and drones. Together with representatives of city authorities, micro-mobility companies and the European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc, the […]

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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.

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