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European Climate Pact

The European Climate Pact aims to engage citizens and communities in action for our climate and environment.

The transition to a climate neutral society is challenging and also an opportunity to build a better future. To this regard, as part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission will launch a European Climate Pact in 3rd quarter of 2020 to ensure everyone has a voice in designing new climate actions, sharing of information and launch of grassroots activities and solutions that others can follow.

In this regard, the European Commission has launched an open public consultation and wishes to hear public feedback on actions for the European Climate Pact, to make it effective, inclusive and ambitious. All submissions to the consultation will be used to shape the final design of the European Climate Pact.

The online public consultation is open until 17 June 2020. Make your voice heard, participate in the consultation and shape our common future!

To know more, click here. 

The European Climate Pact aims to engage citizens and communities in action for our climate and environment. The transition to a climate neutral society is challenging and also an opportunity to build a better future. To this regard, as part of the  European Green Deal, the European Commission will launch a European Climate Pact in […]

ELVITEN Ambassadors

Did you know that ELVITEN project has project Ambassadors? They are local representatives in ELVITEN demonstration cities.

As part of the awareness campaign, which has started even before the pilot and the real demonstrations started, an ambassador per city was chosen by the city partners to promote the ELVITEN project at local level, to support the campaign and demonstrations in Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Ambassadors have been playing an important role during the ongoing campaign and demonstrations with the main aim at increasing the attention of the public towards the project, its implementation and results.

Know the Ambassadors in ELVITEN demonstration cities:

  • Bari – Antonio Decaro (Mayor of Bari)
  • Genoa – Franco Malerba (Astronaut), Vittorio Brumotti (Free style biker) and Marina Minetti (Radio speaker)
  • Malaga – Francisco de la Torre (Mayor of Malaga)
  • Rome – Virginia Raggi (Mayor of Rome) and Linda Meleo (Mobility Assessor of Rome)
  • Trikala – Dimitrios Papastergiou (Mayor of Trikala)

 

The project Ambassadors have supported the ELVITEN project and the partners, and were selected by each city leader. A letter of agreement was needed to formalise the support.

The presence of ELVITEN Ambassadors in local media and supporting ELVITEN partners is crucial in rising the awareness among the public and in changing the attitude towards more green and sustainable urban mobility.

 

 

 

 

Did you know that ELVITEN project has project Ambassadors? They are local representatives in ELVITEN demonstration cities. As part of the awareness campaign, which has started even before the pilot and the real demonstrations started, an ambassador per city was chosen by the city partners to promote the ELVITEN project at local level, to support […]

European sustainable mobility awards

The European Commission has announced the winners of four sustainable mobility awards.

Kruševac (Serbia) was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2019, with Karditsa (Greece) taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 8th SUMP Award was won by Brussels Capital Region (Belgium), and the 1st EU Urban Road Safety Award went to Pontevedra (Spain).

The Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean said: “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the winning cities – your actions are powerful examples illustrating the leading role local leaders can play in making our cities cleaner, safer, and more sustainable. I hope this can serve as inspiration for towns and cities who are rethinking their mobility strategies, not least in the wake of the current pandemic.”

The city of Kruševac, Serbia impressed the jury with its wide variety of activities with strong citizen participation and political support form the government. The mayor himself commuted to work by walking to help spread the message and awareness of the 2019 mobility. During the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2019, the streets were empty with no cars and were taken over by pedestrians. They took the chance to revamp the roads by installing new cycle paths, walkways, public squares, urban parks, etc.

Every year the European Mobility Week campaign is held from 16-22 September to provide towns and cities with an opportunity to test out sustainable transport alternatives.  Last year over 3100 towns and cities participated.

Registration for this year edition of the European Mobility Week “Zero emission mobility for all” for towns and cities across Europe is open.

To read the full press release of the EC DG Mobility and Transport, click here.

Here you can read the press release of the European Mobility Week (18 May 2020).

The European Commission has announced the winners of four sustainable mobility awards. Kruševac (Serbia) was revealed as the winner of the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK Award 2019, with Karditsa (Greece) taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The 8th SUMP Award was won by Brussels Capital Region (Belgium), and the 1st EU Urban Road Safety Award […]

Interested to become a Follower City?

ELVITEN project aims to boost the usage of all categories of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) in urban environment and ultimately achieve a mind shift among users by providing them with a better EL-V experience.

To accelerate the roll-out usage of EL-V’s in cities across Europe (Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala), ELVITEN aims to promote the transferability of ELVITEN usage schemes in numerous Follower European Cities that are interested in developing or already have electric mobility in their city.

Three offerings will be available for ELVITEN Follower Cities:

  1. Demonstrators – Follower Cities can learn from ELVITEN demonstration cities, the new activities that are relevant and tailored according to their stage of electric mobility development.
  2. Specialist Webinar – these webinars will bring small groups of ELVITEN cities together to address shared and common challenges, also based on the requests made in the statement of interest.
  3. Expert Group – this offering will pool all the knowledge, experience and expertise of the ELVITEN consortium partners and it will be used to address specific challenges and questions posed either by ELVITEN Follower Cities, or identified in discussions with Follower Cities.

To become a Follower City, interested cities will sign an agreement (“Statement of interest”) with ELVITEN project and then will receive support and guidance from the ELVITEN partners in order to either gain support for, establish or ultimately grow electric mobility systems in their cities.

If you are interested in becoming a ELVITEN Follower City, get in touch with us via an email: info@elviten-project.eu.

ELVITEN project aims to boost the usage of all categories of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) in urban environment and ultimately achieve a mind shift among users by providing them with a better EL-V experience. To accelerate the roll-out usage of EL-V’s in cities across Europe (Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala), ELVITEN aims to […]

The future of electric vehicles may be with two-wheelers

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the global demand for gasoline powered vehicles is slowing down. The recession will put consumers to suppress demand for purchases. Consumers are expected to look towards cheaper and efficient transportation modes. Under these new trends analysts say that inexpensive motorcycles and scooters will make up the largest group of new vehicles hitting the world’s roads in the next decade out of which electric bike will have major share.

With car sales slowing in developed countries, electric two wheeler may have their moment. According to projections from the Energy and Resources Institute, a New Delhi think tank – hundreds of millions of vehicles will be sold in emerging markets like India and China. Electric two wheelers are already showing environmental impact, according to the International Energy Agency, a Paris-based energy watchdog. Electric two- and three-wheelers on the roads avoided more pollutants than all electric cars combined in 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the IEA. India’s government has said it wants 30% of new vehicles to be electric in the next decade, and has even higher goals for two-wheelers. In China, the IEA estimates 90% of two-wheelers will be electric by 2030.

In Brussels (Belgium) mobility sharing company Billy bike announced the use of electric bicycles doubled since the beginning of lock-down on 18 March. In March, Billy bike announced 500 minutes of free rides for essential personnel who help keep the city running. Although the company saw decline in profits, soon the scheme began to rise and became a hit in the city. Other mobility sharing companies decided to pull their vehicles due to the COVID-19, but Billy bike took the risk. Eventually it paid off and the company received twice as many registrations and usage of bikes than usual. The CEO of Billy Bike Pierre de Schaetzen told La LibreDuring the evenings and weekends, there are more often longer rides in the Forêt de Soignes or along the Channel.”

He added, the reluctance to use public transport due to to health safety might be the reason for increase in bike sharing. He said “We even see that car drivers are also using bicycles at the moment, Many people are discovering cycling as a mode of transport in Brussels.”

 

Picture: Billy Bike ©

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the global demand for gasoline powered vehicles is slowing down. The recession will put consumers to suppress demand for purchases. Consumers are expected to look towards cheaper and efficient transportation modes. Under these new trends analysts say that inexpensive motorcycles and scooters will make up the largest group of new […]

ELVITEN is presented in the e-smartec promotional video

The European project e-smartec is funded by the Interreg Europe (European Regional Development Fund) under the low carbon economy thematic area. The project aims at developing action plans to start and implement effective mobility intervention and it works to bring enhanced sustainable mobility using its marketing techniques.

The project brings together 9 partners from 7 different countries to enhance citizens and stakeholders engagement to develop urban mobility plans. It is currently engaged in six different project areas. Recently they collected 76 good practices across Europe as part of their task in the project. ELVITEN project was one of the three projects featured in e-smartec promotional video. ELVITEN also collaborates with e-smartec to bring out the best solutions for urban mobility.

You can watch the e-smartec video below.

A report has been published later. The aim of this report is to present the good practices from regions outside the e-smartec partner regions. To read the full report, click here.

To know about e-smartec, click here. Follow e-smartec on Twitter & join their Linked-In Group. 

The European project e-smartec is funded by the Interreg Europe (European Regional Development Fund) under the low carbon economy thematic area. The project aims at developing action plans to start and implement effective mobility intervention and it works to bring enhanced sustainable mobility using its marketing techniques. The project brings together 9 partners from 7 […]

Duferco Energia – ELVITEN’s partner and a mobility service provider

Duferco Energia is an important mobility service provider in Italian energy market and in the field of e-mobility. Within a few years, the company has become important mobility service provider. The company could provide solutions for public recharging through a network enabled for almost 9000 points in Italy and over 50,000 in Europe with about 300 charging stations for electric vehicles.

Duferco Energia is aiming to new objectives and want to expand their recharge network in Italy. It looks with great interest at new frontiers of mobility and the ELVITEN is found to be one of their interest. In ELVITEN project Duferco Energia, as one of the consortium partners, supports the demonstrations in Genoa, dissemination activities and the Regional Support Groups.

The company believes the current emergency situation due to Corona virus pandemic could increase the role of Electric mobility. “Contingency requires a reorganisation of many aspects of corporate life, including attention to the same home-work shifts as employees. Gioco Forza will increase the demand for private mobility , with the risk of returning in a short time to unsustainable levels of pollution in cities and in the most critical areas. The electric mobility can be an answer to the two requirements of the reorganization of movements and transport sustainability, whether public or private, with a look to the organization of private collective transport “ comments Francesco Merella, responsible for electric mobility services within the Sustainable Mobility Department of Duferco Energia.

You can ready here the full article (in Italian) published in Fleet Magazine.

Duferco Energia is an important mobility service provider in Italian energy market and in the field of e-mobility. Within a few years, the company has become important mobility service provider. The company could provide solutions for public recharging through a network enabled for almost 9000 points in Italy and over 50,000 in Europe with about […]

ELVITEN vehicles during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak governments across the world implemented lock-down and are using any resources at their disposal to reduce the spread and bring back life to normal. During this unforeseen time, many companies and organisations are coming forward to help reduce the crisis.

Due to the lock-down, ELVITEN project demonstrations in all the cities are currently not possible. However, it is found some of the cities are using the services to help their citizens.

In Trikala, the local municipal police and local delivery companies are using the vehicles from ELVITEN project to help citizens during lock-down.

In Genoa, a vehicle rented, by a third-party company involved in the project, to a supermarket for delivery of groceries to citizens across the city while maintaining social distancing. The vehicle travelled more than 440 km and made 140 trips in two weeks’ time. A healthcare volunteer used another EL vehicle in Genoa (Renault Twizzy) to help others in need and travelled more than 71 km.

ELVITEN project offers various vehicle in 6 different demonstration cities, users can rent the vehicles for long term and short term schemes.

KYBURZ Switzerland AG is providing with three-wheeler and four-wheeler light electric vehicles in the cities of Trikala and Genoa, which are offered by a e-sharing platform for private transport and light deliveries across the city.

Hubject is offering 10 e-scooters called ZeroScooters made by the manufacturer Simple Mobility in the city of Berlin. These vehicles can be rented from the ZeroZone website and picked up at the delivery centre. ZeroScooters have a unique feature where the battery is removable and can be charged at any conventional power socket. It just takes 2 hours to charge 70% of battery.

S3Transportation is providing more than 175 RadRhino bikes manufactured by RadPowerBikes in the cities of Trikala, Bari, Rome and Malaga. These bikes can be rented using the apps like Digital coach, Serious game and Incentive smart app.

Join our campaign #LetsGoEletric and to register for demonstration, click here.

During the COVID-19 outbreak governments across the world implemented lock-down and are using any resources at their disposal to reduce the spread and bring back life to normal. During this unforeseen time, many companies and organisations are coming forward to help reduce the crisis. Due to the lock-down, ELVITEN project demonstrations in all the cities […]

Partnership for Urban Mobility publishes its report on new mobility insights

The Partnership for Urban Mobility (PUM) has published a report which provides insight into the experience of new mobility services in Europe. Drawing from examples from cities in Europe as case studies, the report analyses the policy tools used by PUM partner cities, regions and national authorities to integrate and govern new mobility services.

The report investigates the regulatory framework needed for effective integration of new mobility services in the transport offer of cities and regions. As part of the EU Urban Agenda, the report aims to promote cooperation between Member States and European organisations to achieve a sustainable, innovative and economically powerful Europe.

The Partnership aims at:

  • Promoting the involvement of cities in policy making and development, implementation and evaluation of more urban friendly European legislation.
  • Guaranteeing better access to and use of European funds.
  • Improving the European urban knowledge base and encouraging the sharing of best practice and cooperation between cities.

The participants were asked general information about traffic in their region which included modal share, demographics, congestion, average trip lengths, air quality and future plans of mobility. To contextualise the information, a questionnaire with questions about data protocols, availability of services like car sharing, bike sharing and e-scooters is included.

The PUM brings together five Member States, eight cities, two regions, the European Commission (DG REGIO, DG MOVE, DG ENV), the European Investment Bank, two leading European umbrella organisations (EUROCITIES, CEMR) as well as four further stakeholders (POLIS, UITP, ECF, Walk21).

To download the full report click here.

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The Partnership for Urban Mobility (PUM) has published a report which provides insight into the experience of new mobility services in Europe. Drawing from examples from cities in Europe as case studies, the report analyses the policy tools used by PUM partner cities, regions and national authorities to integrate and govern new mobility services. The […]