ELVITEN IN BARI
Bari is a port and university city with around 325000 inhabitants (2016) over 117 km2. Its port is the largest passenger hub at the Adriatic Sea and attracts over 500.00 passengers annually. The city of Bari has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot and dry summers and from a geomorphologic point of view its territory is almost completely flat.
The analysis of The Regional Plan of Transport for 2015-2019 of the Puglia Region and “Piano Urbano della Mobilità Sostenibile” show that the main transport mode for trips used by citizens is the car or van (52%), followed by motorcycle (22%), by public transport (18%) and finally by bicycle (5%). In Bari there are over 65,000 cars, followed by motorcycles (<10,000), trucks and other vehicles. Furthermore, in Bari there are 53 veh/100 inhabitants, less than the Italian average value (that is 58 veh/100 inhabitants) and higher than the European average value (that is 49.1 veh/100 inhabitants).
The municipality owns 2 electric shuttles and 50 electric pedal assisted bikes, expected to grow by an additional 10 electric bicycles. There will be 34 bicycle stations around the city with an annual subscription of 25 EUR.
In Bari, 75 e-bikes to be deployed.
ELVITEN will create a bicycle network for tourists. ELVITEN will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps. ELVITEN will provide free testing.
In Bari, ELVITEN tackles sharers and deliverers.
NEWS / BARI
Bari Welcomes ELVITEN
The city of Bari and ELVITEN have joined forces to share knowledge and enlarge the network of this European funded project. In order to receive support, Regional Support Groups (RSG) focus on engaging associations, companies and authorities outside of the ELVITEN consortium. Those include bodies interested in electromobility, such as: electric vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, charging point operators, road infrastructure operators, public authorities, electrical distribution system operators and service providers. Several stakeholders have been invited by the ELVITEN partners in six project cities to participate in the RSGs.
From an array of companies, institutions and bodies invited by our project partner, Polytechnic University of Bari, six have decided to extend their support. Among the supporters who have signed the RSG agreements, there are entities such as Politecnico di Bari, FIAB BARI, Pin Bike and AutoLogos, whom promote a more sustainable and innovative approach to mobility. Here is a closer look at our partners & what they do:
- AutologS is a company providing innovative services and smart solutions based on Information & Communication technology (ICT) tools targeting sustainability
- Ruotalibra Bari promotes and encourages the development of the bicycle as a simple economic and non-polluting means of transport, useful to reducing urban traffic
- Politecnico di Bari is a research University located in the South of Italy specializing its focus on Engineering & Architecture
- Pin Bike is a company with the vision of increasing sustainable urban mobility through the creation of a kit that turns a bike into a ‘smart bike’ and rewards its users
The support of this Italian city represents a major milestone for ELVITEN. The main goal is to encourage the use of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) in daily Italian mobility. The members of the RSG gain visibility in the Italian region as well as satisfy the purpose of the project. They do this by providing a better understanding of market needs and expectations.
Visibility and exposure of member brands is another benefit of this collaboration. This will occur through the ELVITEN website, events, social media and project channels. Furthermore, members will be informed of any project developments via meetings & workshops.
ELVITEN welcomes the following supporters:
Fourth ELVITEN General Assembly in Trikala
The fourth General Assembly of the ELVITEN EU research project took place on 21- 22 in Trikala, one of the six ELVITEN cities that will start testing Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) soon.
Citizens of Rome, Bari, Malaga, Berlin, Genoa, and Trikala will start seeing the ELVITEN two, three- and four-wheeler EL-Vs. In total, the project will deploy more than 200 vehicles, provided by the Swiss company Kyburz, one of the project partners and by RAD Power Bikes. The objective of these demonstrations is to evaluate the usefulness of this specific type of vehicles in the six cities, make citizens more familiar with the EL-Vs and finally encourage ICE vehicle users to switch to more sustainable means of transportation.
The deployment of the EL-Vs in the cities will be accompanied by an awareness campaign. The campaign will invite citizens to share the #LetsGoElectric over social media and their opinions over electromobility, every time that they see one of the electric vehicles.
With the objective of encouraging citizens to contribute to making the six cities more sustainable and greener, the ELVITEN partners in the cities have put in place a number of incentives for those achieving the highest record using ELVITEN services and apps. The awards will range from useful everyday goodies (e.g. bottles of water, mugs, helmets etc.), to more entertaining services such as free cinema tickets, free entrance to an amusements park, free swimming pool subscription and much more.
The two days meeting that gathered 21 partners from 11 countries in Europe was a perfect occasion to discuss all these matters and also to launch the demonstrations of L-category electric vehicles in the hosting city Trikala. Partners had the chance to test them right before the vehicles will be offered to the public as a sharing service.
ELVITEN Stakeholder Workshops
With the objective to involve local stakeholders in the development of ELVITEN, the project started holding its first round of stakeholder’s workshops as part of the preparation for the project demonstrations of EL-Vs that will kick off in December 2018.
From April to September 2018, several meetings were organised at the six ELVITEN cities where project partners introduced the project to local authorities and professionals in the transport and mobility sector.
ELVITEN city leaders collected useful feedback provided during the workshops which will contribute to a better deployment of the ELVITEN scheme in each project location.
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