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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 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 […]

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 […]

2nd City Workshop in Bari

On 3 December 2019, the Polytechnic University of Bari and the Commune of Bari jointly organised the second ELVITEN city workshop in the facilities of the Bari museum of photography.

After a welcoming speech, the workshop introduced sustainable mobility and European projects on smart mobility in Bari. Among others, the project ‘M.U.V.T. – Mobilità Urbana Vivibile e Tecnologica’ was presented, which is another running sustainable mobility project in the city. Afterward, a general overview of the ELVITEN project was given to the 34 participants, following by the technical details of all EL-V’s with a special emphasis on the ones used in Bari.

In the last sessions of the workshop, the first results and the performance of Bari as a pilot site were reviewed. The report presented the involved companies in the demonstration phase, showing the operative e-bikes and the vehicles that need to be ensured to be in circulation and the total number of trips done for each company, showing the trips traveled by each vehicle, the distance and the last trips done. In Bari, the vehicles are offered by the Polytechnic University of Bari via long term rental service for employees of public authority and companies. For the pilot test, 10 vehicles are offered for public sharing managed by the municipality and 65 vehicles for the rental services.

The workshop ended with brainstorming discussions on the next steps and future actions in order to summarise what should be done for the success of the ELVITEN pilot test in Bari.

 

On 3 December 2019, the Polytechnic University of Bari and the Commune of Bari jointly organised the second ELVITEN city workshop in the facilities of the Bari museum of photography. After a welcoming speech, the workshop introduced sustainable mobility and European projects on smart mobility in Bari. Among others, the project ‘M.U.V.T. – Mobilità Urbana […]

2nd City Workshop in Rome

On 27 November 2019, ELVITEN city partner – Rome held its second city workshop in the IX EUR City Hall of Rome organised by the dedicated Municipality. Municipality representatives of the workshop included the Capitoline councilor Linda Meleo (responsible for infrastructure), the municipal councilor Alessandro Drago (responsible for Mobility, Suburbs, Community Programs, Simple Rome) and the technical director of the Municipality Giacomo Guastella.

The main topic of the ELVITEN workshop was the long-term sharing of electric bikes. It presented technical aspects, objectives and expectations of the project with a special focus on travel data in Rome, but also of the other pilot cities. During the workshop, an interactive debate with public representatives took place, introducing the possibility of creating soft mobility corridors or routes dedicated to electric vehicles (max. 30 km/h). These corridors aim at improving the infrastructure, optimising the sharing processes and encouraging electric mobility.

The electric vehicles in Rome are registered as two-wheel mopeds and therefore require the use of helmet and a driver’s license. They are usually used for home-work trips, professional or personal purposes throughout the territory of Rome. The 60 bikes are free of charge and target employees of public bodies and private companies based in Rome.

A short video summarising the 2nd workshop in Rome is available (in Italian) on ELVITEN YouTube channel.

A press report (in Italian) of the Rome Municipality.

On 27 November 2019, ELVITEN city partner – Rome held its second city workshop in the IX EUR City Hall of Rome organised by the dedicated Municipality. Municipality representatives of the workshop included the Capitoline councilor Linda Meleo (responsible for infrastructure), the municipal councilor Alessandro Drago (responsible for Mobility, Suburbs, Community Programs, Simple Rome) and […]