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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 […]

2nd City Workshop in Malaga

On 11 December 2019, the ELVITEN second city workshop in Malaga took place at the premises of the University of Malaga. In the first session of the workshop, Francisco Salas (Managing Director of Promalaga) and Prof. Dr. D. Alejandro Rodríguez Gómez (Director of the Engineering Faculty) welcomed the audience with an introductory speech, followed by a presentation of the ELVITEN project by Isabel Pascual Villamor.

The following sessions included presentations and discussions about sustainable mobility in Malaga. The topic was presented with data and statistics on the number of vehicles, the connections to other towns, and the number of trips by different means of transport, also comparing Malaga’s transportation strategy with other cities of its size. Many students participated in the debate about the Malaga model and how to contribute to increasing sustainability in the city.

Moreover, other sustainable mobility city initiatives were discussed during the workshop. For instance, another H2020 funded project such as the ‘Meister’ was presented. The objective of the project is to change the electric mobility market, providing interoperable platforms and services to cities for easy and barrier-free access to the charging and billing service for electric vehicles. Also, the use of renewable energy sources and self-generation methods for recharging electric vehicles requires improvementThe municipal officials have highlighted the interest in Malaga to continue being a pioneer in the installation of these technologies that involve a direct reduction of CO2 pollution in the city.

On 11 December 2019, the ELVITEN second city workshop in Malaga took place at the premises of the University of Malaga. In the first session of the workshop, Francisco Salas (Managing Director of Promalaga) and Prof. Dr. D. Alejandro Rodríguez Gómez (Director of the Engineering Faculty) welcomed the audience with an introductory speech, followed by […]

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) […]

ELVITEN ICT tools and dashboard

Different ICT tools have been developed under the ELVITEN project to collect data of the usage of ELVITEN’s means of transport in each city: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Data coming from such tools will be used later on to develop efficient business models. You can find below a short summary of all applications developed and used within the ELVITEN project.

Digital Coach app: the app is a fleet monitoring tool sending location and telemetry data to the data warehouse to create a detailed driving analysis. Moreover, a summary of trip and weather is created and transmitted. This app is used in every project city.

Booking App: this app collects booking messages regarding vehicles, charging points and parking spaces. It is currently used in Trikala, Malaga and Bari.

Serious Game App: this app combines elements of fun and entertainment for users of EL-Vs in project cities, providing riders with useful information about the project, the benefits of the use of EL-Vs and touristic or interesting places in the city. It is currently used in Trikala, Malaga and Bari and will be soon available in Rome.

Smart App: this app is an end-user application that allows an ELVITEN user to interact with the incentive system and fill in questionnaires. It is used in Trikala, Malaga, Bari, Genoa and Rome.

D-Mobility app: the app offers charging services to Duferco Energia e-mobility customers. It is only used in Genoa.

There is also a new tool on the ELVITEN website – dashboard, which provides up to date information (updated every 24 hours) regarding EL-Vs usage in all six European pilot cities. The data being provided on the website comes among other sources from the black boxes fixed on the ELVITEN EL-Vs. Find the dashboard here and check how each city is performing.

Check the ELVITEN YouTube channel with videos demonstrating different tools used in ELVITEN cities.

Different ICT tools have been developed under the ELVITEN project to collect data of the usage of ELVITEN’s means of transport in each city: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. Data coming from such tools will be used later on to develop efficient business models. You can find below a short summary of all […]

ELVITEN 5th General Assembly in Zurich

On 30 and 31 October 2019 the ELVITEN project 5th General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings were held in Zurich. The consortium partners met to discuss the status of the ELVITEN project and future plans for the last year of the H2020 funded project. The meeting was hosted by ELVITEN’s partner KYBURZ Switzerland AG which is providing the electric light vehicles for the project demonstrations in Genoa and Trikala.

The General Assembly was opened by ELVITEN’s coordinator – Dr. Angelos Amditis who highlighted  the most important phase of collecting the data provided by ELVITEN ELVs users, trips, dashboard and ICT tools. During the assembly project partners discussed ELVITEN’s progress status within the last months with a special focus on ongoing demonstrations in project cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome and Trikala. As part of the GA meeting in Zurich project partners participated in KYBURZ Switzerland AG company visit with a few tour options e.g. production and supply chain management; second life vehicle, lithium battery recycling, service, research & development.

So far, some tangible achievements within the project have been made. The daily collected data coming from ELVITEN’s trips, users experience and supporting ICT tools in each city are publicly available via dashboard on ELVITEN website . All the project cities offer a short or long term use of ELVs for registrered users and demonstrations will continue till April 2020. Project partners from Berlin and Trikala have already organised the second city workshops. The remaining city partners will follow with such workshops by the end of November. The main goal of organising 2nd city workshop is  to single out the criticalities and the difficulties for improving the attractiveness of the demonstrated ELV services, tools and incentives. Furthermore, the ELVITEN project has entered the next phase of analysing the gathered data and it moves further to create the aimed business models plans to boost the potential for the market uptake of EL-Vs, as well as to create an exploitation strategy and innovation management plan. Moreover, the number of Regional Support Groups members have increased and reached already 70 supporters.

The ELVITEN project promotes innovation, sustainability and connected urban mobility in Europe through demonstrating the usefulness of electrified L-category vehicles for urban transportation.

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On 30 and 31 October 2019 the ELVITEN project 5th General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings were held in Zurich. The consortium partners met to discuss the status of the ELVITEN project and future plans for the last year of the H2020 funded project. The meeting was hosted by ELVITEN’s partner KYBURZ Switzerland AG which […]