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 the Genoa Smart Week 2018
The fourth edition of the Genoa Smart Week was organised from 19 – 24 November by Genoa Smart City Association, the Municipality of Genoa and the Liguria Region with the organisational support of Clickutility Team. The purpose of this event was to discuss the financing and the implementation of innovative projects to make a city ‘intelligent’ and to consequently improve the quality of life of citizens. A city is considered intelligent when it provides services, optimises economic and environmental resources and reduces the social and cultural gap.
As it promotes sustainable means of transport and consequently an improvement of the quality of life of citizens, the ELVITEN project was present at this year’s Genoa Smart Week. On 23 November, ELVITEN organised a conference discussing potentialities of ELVs for urban mobility renewal in Genoa. In front of 400 representatives from the scientific community, industry, civil society and public authorities, ELVITEN partner TBridge presented the ELVITEN project and its impact on the mobility of Genoa. This was followed by an explanation of the Regional Support Groups of ELVITEN and how partners benefit from joining them.
The presentation (in Italian) is available here.
In addition, on 24 November, the ‘Charge & Move’ treasure hunt was organised in cooperation with ELVITEN on Piazza Matteotti. Participants were able to learn how to use electric bikes in the most efficient way. The winners of the treasure hunt won an electric bike offered by Ecomission.
Use of Electric Light Vehicles allowed in Germany
Following European legislation, Germany finally regulates the use of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) nationwide. The new law, which will go into effect latest by early 2019, will open new possibilities for both rental services and manufacturers. Additionally, it will gather all EL-Vs (kick scooters and mono-wheelers) in one category.
The German Ministry of Transport precises that the legislation will foresee a maximum speed of 20 km/h unless the driver is wearing a helmet. Furthermore, small electric vehicles will be subject to compulsory insurance and the electric motor power will be limited to 500 watts, except for self-balancing vehicles. The Ministry further precises that the EL-V needs to be roadworthy, which means that it must be able to brake, be controllable and very probably needs a lighting system. Last but not least, EL-Vs must use the “existing cycle path structures or cycle lanes”.
This is good news for users, manufacturers and service oriented companies. The new law will enable similar sharing concepts (such as Bird or Lime) that have emerged in several cities around the world over the last years. Nevertheless manufacturers of EL-Vs criticise some of the steps made by the German Ministry of Transport, such as the need for compulsory insurance.
Following European legislation, Germany finally regulates the use of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) nationwide. The new law, which will go into effect latest by early 2019, will open new possibilities for both rental services and manufacturers. Additionally, it will gather all EL-Vs (kick scooters and mono-wheelers) in one category. The German Ministry of Transport precises that the […]
ELVITEN at the World Collaborative Mobility Congress 2018
With the objective to promote collaborative mobility, the 6th World Collaborative Mobility Congress (WOCOMOCO) took place in Rotterdam from 5 to 7 November 2018. Speakers and delegates gathered to review and discussed current shared mobility solutions and helped to further advance urban transport’s collaborative aspect.
ELVITEN was present at the Congress with an exhibition stand demonstrating an Electric Light Vehicle (EL-V) provided by ELVITEN’s partner Kyburz, a Swiss company devoted to developing and producing electric vehicles. The electric tricycle that was displayed at the stand is a sample of one of the vehicles that will be tested in Trikala and Genoa, two of the six ELVITEN pilot cities.
Furthermore, ELVITEN was present during the session “Local Co-Mobility Heroes of Berlin” where project partner Hubject provided information on the future plans of ELVITEN in Berlin. As one of the keynote speakers Ricarda Mendy presented the project to Congress’ assistants in a shared session that had the participation of Uber, Nextbike, a German company that develops and operates public bike-sharing systems and BVG, the main public transport company of Berlin.
The World Collaborative Mobility Congress (WOCOMOCO) is an annual meeting place for stakeholders from the expanding worlds of car-, ride- and bike-sharing. It wishes to drive social change forward towards the creation of sustainable, efficient mobility and is, therefore, promoting dialogue on the theme from the political, economic and social aspects. The Congress is organised annually by the Mobility Academy, a subsidiary of the Touring Club Switzerland.
You can access the ELVITEN presentation here.
With the objective to promote collaborative mobility, the 6th World Collaborative Mobility Congress (WOCOMOCO) took place in Rotterdam from 5 to 7 November 2018. Speakers and delegates gathered to review and discussed current shared mobility solutions and helped to further advance urban transport’s collaborative aspect. ELVITEN was present at the Congress with an exhibition stand […]
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.