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Help us with collecting opinions on the EL-V experience

The ELVITEN project is conducting an online survey (anonymously) on the real experience of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-V) users and non EL-V users. The survey consists of four sets of questionnaires about people’s real experience with EL-Vs covering two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler and non EL-V users. The ELVITEN survey also has a few questions about charging points.

Under Work Package 5, as part of a task led by the University of Leeds, ELVITEN partners are collecting responses on real EL-V driver conditions, including interactions with other traffic participants. Based on the questionnaires’ responses, the user’s experiences will be analysed in detail, especially as regards:

  • any situations occurred and resulted from interactions among EL-V users with other traffic participants (e.g. vulnerable road users, heavy vehicles, level of interactions, involved participants, user’s reaction);
  • any matters regarded interactions between EL-V users and road infrastructures, environment conditions (e.g. road signs, road markings, visibility conditions);
  • the satisfactory level of availability of private and public charge points and technologies;
  • any technical problems encountered as regards EL-V;
  • the level of comfort of EL-V users and any matters experienced with the control of an vehicle.

The ELVITEN survey findings will be documented per category of EL-V as well as per user age, gender and a cluster.

The survey is available in five languages: English, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

The deadline for submission has been extended until 30 April 2020 and should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your contribution to the survey is valuable for implementation of ELVITEN project.

 

 

The ELVITEN project is conducting an online survey (anonymously) on the real experience of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-V) users and non EL-V users. The survey consists of four sets of questionnaires about people’s real experience with EL-Vs covering two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler and non EL-V users. The ELVITEN survey also has a few questions about charging […]

A full report from H2020RTR19 conference is available

On 4-5 December 2019, ELVITEN project participated in “Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects” H2020RTR20 European conference in Brussels organised by ERTRAC (European Road Transport Advisory Council), EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and the European Commission (represented by DG RTD, DG MOVE and INEA).

The conference gave a preview of the results of the research performed under the Horizon 2020 funded projects in the field of road transport. The conference covered various topics e.g. urban mobility, road safety, automated road transport, green vehicles, and logistics under the Horizon 2020 programme.

The ELVITEN project was featured in the conference’s session on: “New mobility paradigm, new vehicles: how could the mobility of tomorrow look like? A presentation given by Dr. Evangelia Portouli from ICCS (project coordinator), provided participants with information on numerous L-category vehicles in sharing systems in 6 cities across Europe as part of the transport system. She also underlined that the project has been successful to obtain a large amount of feedback from users in the form of an online survey and has been assessing the potential of including such vehicles in multi-modal journeys.

A full report providing detailed information on the H2020RTR19 conference has been published on 20 March 2020. The report provides a complete overview of the content presented during the 2-day event. It also elaborates on the projects achievements, how they confront the difficulties and resolve them, and it presents what are the next steps in projects implementation. The report also highlights other H2020 funded projects like STARS (Shared mobility opporTunities And challenges foR European citieS), MoTiV (Mobility and Time Value), WEEVIL (Ultralight and ultrasafe adaptable 3-wheeler) and STEVE (Smart-Taylored L-category Electric Vehicle demonstration in hEtherogeneous urban use-cases) which follow the same V-Model, as ELVITEN, for vehicle development and demonstration in urban areas.

In general, the report expresses that all of the projects are moving in the right direction by learning to ask the right questions and confirm that they are connected to the appropriate ecosystems for future mobility. It also cited Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, but those that can best adapt” stating it rightly fits to all the projects.

To see the full report, click here.

On 4-5 December 2019, ELVITEN project participated in “Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects” H2020RTR20 European conference in Brussels organised by ERTRAC (European Road Transport Advisory Council), EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) and the European Commission (represented by DG RTD, DG MOVE and INEA). The conference gave a preview of the results […]

Do you want to know more about ELVITEN?

Do you want to know what ELVITEN project is working on? And how it is accomplished?

Then check out our YouTube video to understand what we do along with our partners. The ELVITEN project is present in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala, and demonstrates there how light electric vehicles (EL-V) can be used in urban areas and be integrated into the existing transport network.

To know more about ELVITEN values, work, some important numbers and all consortium partners click the button below.

You can also access the ELVITEN project’s current statistics using the publicly available dashboard. The dashboard shows the statistical data coming from six ELVITEN demonstration cities e.g. the total number of trips, number of submitted questionnaires, problems faced during the trips, etc.

To understand more about how our partners are engaged in the ELVITEN project, how to register for demonstrations, the ELVITEN apps available in project cities, check out ELVITEN’s YouTube channel.

To keep yourself informed on ELVITEN project’s ongoing activities, follow us on Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Do not forget to subscribe to ELVITEN’s monthly newsflash => home page: Stay informed.

Also, you can join ELVITEN’s ongoing awareness campaign #LetsGoElectric and win a prize in a photo contest. To participate in the campaign, you need to be in of the six ELVITEN cities and register there to participate in demonstrations. While enjoying a ride on ELVITEN EL-V, take a picture and share it with us on ELVITEN Instagram or ELVITEN Twitter using the #LetsGoElectric.

ELVITEN is continuously looking for Regional Support Group members

The ELVITEN project is looking for local stakeholders in ELVITEN demonstrations cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala to join the Regional Support Groups (RSG) in order to create and build a strong network of interested experts. The RSG’s have been continuously involved in all project activities and have confirmed and validated some of ELVITEN actions. Regional Support Group members also play a crucial role in project dissemination by promoting the ELVITEN activities on their events and channels and by supporting the activities performed by ELVITEN consortium partners.

Stakeholders can include electric vehicle manufactures, local administration and public authorities, local bodies, research & academic institutions, planning authorities, fleet operators, media, service providers and other organisations involved or interested in supporting electromobility.

Who can apply?

Stakeholders outside the ELVITEN consortium partners which are based in one of the six ELVITEN cities (Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Trikala and Rome).

To know more information who is already involved, what ELVITEN offers and how to become a member of the ELVITEN Regional Support Group click here.

The ELVITEN project is looking for local stakeholders in ELVITEN demonstrations cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala to join the Regional Support Groups (RSG) in order to create and build a strong network of interested experts. The RSG’s have been continuously involved in all project activities and have confirmed and validated some of […]

Become a Follower City of ELVITEN

The ELVITEN project is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU. ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and how they can be integrated into the existing transport network in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. The project proposes replicable usage schemes for EL-Vs such as electric bicycles, tricycles, scooters and quads and involves 21 partners from 9 European countries, including local authorities, universities, research organisations, etc.

The ELVITEN project aims to boost the usage of all categories of EL-Vs in urban environment and ultimately to achieve a mind-shift among users by providing them with a better EL-V experience. To help accelerate the roll-out usage of EL-Vs in cities across Europe, ELVITEN aims to promote the transferability of the ELVITEN usage schemes in 50 Follower European Cities that are interested in developing or already have electric mobility in their city.

The Follower Cities will form a network of ‘ELVITEN cities’ and the ELVITEN project will use its extensive range of knowledge and expertise in electric mobility to provide the ‘ELVITEN cities’ with support to help them better understanding how to boost ownership or sharing of all categories of EL-Vs by systematic and occasional urban travelers by light delivery companies in their city. This support will depend on the needs of the city, but could range from the first steps a city needs to take in understanding the role that electric mobility could play, and gaining political support within the city for it. Right through to helping them work towards planning, developing, specifying, constructing, extending and/or optimising intelligent electric mobility systems within 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 on CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service).

ELVITEN project on INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) website and in the INEA’s brochure: “Making European cities greener”.

The ELVITEN project is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU. ELVITEN demonstrates how electric light vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas and how they can be integrated into the existing transport network in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. The project proposes […]

Further step towards green mobility: ELVITEN Go Live event in Genoa

On 23 January 2020, the Municipality of Genoa and Duferco Energia invited users, local authorities, the project’s partners and other project stakeholders to celebrate the ELVITEN Project Go Live in Genoa and to demonstrate the functionalities of the charging areas.

The event took place in one of the 4 ELVITEN areas close to the Piazza Principe train station in Genoa. Participants in the event could try electric vehicles and ELVITEN services to charge their electric bikes, motorbikes and quadricycles. All charging points can be reached free of charge until the end of the projected (October 2020) by simply registering with DEN ELVITEN services with the Duferco Energia mobile D-Mobility app.

A new equipment of 60 charging points for light electric vehicles, added to the 80 positions which were already present, places Genoa at the forefront in trialing light electric mobility. The equipment includes:

  • 12 type 3A wall-boxes and 5 “Bipàro” bike-boxes for parking and recharging electric bicycles between Via Fanti d’Italia and Via Bersaglieri
  • 12 wall-boxes and 4 bike-boxes at Via De Amicis
  • 24 wall boxes and 10 bikes- box at Via Pinelli
  • And further 12 wall boxes and 4 bike-boxes will be installed soon at Corso Andrea Podesta

A video of the event can be found here. A press release of the event can be found on the Municipality of Genoa website (Italian version). You can also check the Duferco Energia LinkedIn page.

On 23 January 2020, the Municipality of Genoa and Duferco Energia invited users, local authorities, the project’s partners and other project stakeholders to celebrate the ELVITEN Project Go Live in Genoa and to demonstrate the functionalities of the charging areas. The event took place in one of the 4 ELVITEN areas close to the Piazza […]

2nd City Workshop in Genoa

On 17 December 2019, Municipality of Genoa held the ELVITEN second city workshop at the Municipality premises. In the opening and welcoming speech, a representative from the European Projects unit at the Municipality of Genoa introduced the overview of ELVITEN project, activities already developed and other actions in progress.

Afterwards, the audience was introduced to the Genoa pilot site and demonstrations. Firstly presenting test cases such as use cases, a system of incentives and smartAPP, Regional Support Group, new infrastructures (park and electrical charging point). As in the other pilot sites, ELVITEN aims at simplifying the travel and parking services for users by addressing specific clusters: tourists, last-mile deliveries and businesses. In Genoa, the overall objective is to reward behaviour of citizens who invest in electric mobility and to offer equipped parking areas in four strategic points in the city centre with E-LVs charging possibilities.

Secondly, project partner TBridge explained regulations and trends of E-LVs in Europe and the typology of users and their habits in the city. Another project partner Duferco highlighted the advantages of using E-LVs, including a reduction of pollution and traffic congestion and their economic benefits (incentives, minor maintenance costs etc). It also presented the recharging process in Genoa and the App “D-Mobility”, which supports the charging process, and it was developed as part of the ELVITEN project.

Overall, the participants agreed that in order to enable the dissemination of usage of light electric vehicles, in addition to dedicated charging points, adaptation and standardisation of charging sockets on vehicles should be considered.

On 17 December 2019, Municipality of Genoa held the ELVITEN second city workshop at the Municipality premises. In the opening and welcoming speech, a representative from the European Projects unit at the Municipality of Genoa introduced the overview of ELVITEN project, activities already developed and other actions in progress. Afterwards, the audience was introduced to […]

Results from road transport research on new mobility

On 4 and 5 December 2019, ELVITEN joined the 3rd edition of the European conference ‘Results from road transport research in Horizon 2020 projects’, organised by the European Commission, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) in Brussels.

Dr. Evangelia Portouli, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) presented the ELVITEN results at the conference.

The conference explored the results of transport research in various areas such as green vehicles, safety and automated road transport. Projects funded by Horizon 2020 presented what they have discovered, how they tackled the hurdles and resolved them and what are the next research steps in the fields covered by their activities.

The session ‘New mobility paradigm, new vehicles, how could the mobility of tomorrow look like?’ featured five H2020 projects: ELVITEN, MoTiV, STARS, STEVE and WEEVIL.

After each session, a dedicated Q&A session raised interesting discussions and conclusions on ELVITEN developments:

  • In Rome, users are not aware of the scooter’s functionalities and do not know that a driver’s license and a helmet is required for the usage.
  • Users of scooters/e-bikes and three-wheelers tend to be younger, while 4-wheelers rather represent retired people.
  • The collected data implies that scooters/e-bikes and three-wheelers are better for sharing, 4 wheelers seem to more efficient in being owned.
  • Collecting data on shared e-mobility services is not hindering customers from using them. However, in general, private users (owners) are not keen on letting their data being collected for research purposes.

Recordings of the sessions and presentations can be found on the website.

On 4 and 5 December 2019, ELVITEN joined the 3rd edition of the European conference ‘Results from road transport research in Horizon 2020 projects’, organised by the European Commission, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and EGVIA (European Green Vehicles Initiative Association) in Brussels. Dr. Evangelia Portouli, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS) […]

Genova Smart Week 2019

The Genova Smart Week 2019 took place from 25 to 30 November 2019 offering events, meetings and initiatives dedicated to the Smart City and the Circular Economy, promoted by the Genoa Smart City Association and the Municipality of Genoa. The goal of the 5th edition was to present the best practices of companies and institutions and to analyse the patterns of development of the smart city.

Six days full of conferences, exhibitions, workshops and technical meetings for operators and test drives on electric vehicles in the heart of the city. ELVITEN project partner in Genoa – Duferco Energia showcased to visitors ELVITEN’s electric vehicles’ features, replied to a lot of questions and curiosities on E-mobility and described the project’s opportunities for consumers. Overall, the one-week event was successful at familiarizing citizens, users, industry and local politicians with future practices in the mobility sector.

ELVITEN project partner Duferco Energia SpA is a Duferco Group company operating in the Italian energy market. Created to manage the Group’s investments in renewable production plants, it subsequently focused on the marketing of electricity and gas for all market segments.

The Genova Smart Week 2019 took place from 25 to 30 November 2019 offering events, meetings and initiatives dedicated to the Smart City and the Circular Economy, promoted by the Genoa Smart City Association and the Municipality of Genoa. The goal of the 5th edition was to present the best practices of companies and institutions […]