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.

Transport characteristics

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.



The city of Bari hosted the IEEE SMC 2019 conference on 6-9 October 2019. During the conference the ELVITEN project was showcased at the exhibition stand, managed by the Polytechnic University of Bari.

The IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has been the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE SMC Society for more than 35 years. It represents an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report up-to-the-minute innovation and development, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics.

The main theme of the 2019 conference was the Industry 4.0 that is opening new trends of automation, system sciences and cyber-physical systems. Industry 4.0 has the objective of creating “smart factories” where cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, decentralized controllers monitor and manage the systems, Internet of Things communicates and cooperates with humans in real-time via the Internet of Things Services. More than 1000 people from all over the world were at the event.

Some information:

Submitted papers (proposal included): 1307

Submitted papers (withdraw included): 1211

Number of registrants: about 900

Number of sessions in the program (including Poster and Best Paper Sessions): 145 – 52 poster sessions – 93 oral sessions

POLIBA presented the results of the ELVITEN Project, talked about the pilot test of Bari and the planned usage schemes in Bari, the characteristics and the number of L1eA vehicles, the planned usage schemes in Bari and the updates of the project. During the days about 50 people tried the e-bike and the ELVITEN apps.

The conference was disseminated in several local and national media, namely “TGR-RAI” AND “TRM” TV channels, “Avvenire business” and “Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno” newspaper, and at the Poliba website.

Please find more information https://smc2019.org/

The city of Bari hosted the IEEE SMC 2019 conference on 6-9 October 2019. During the conference the ELVITEN project was showcased at the exhibition stand, managed by the Polytechnic University of Bari. The IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics has been the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE SMC Society for more […]

ELVITEN deploys 75 e-Bikes in Bari

ELVITEN demonstrations have gone live in Bari!

Bari is the second most important economic centre in the South of Italy, with around 325,000 inhabitants. Its port is considered the largest passenger hub on the Adriatic Sea and attracts over 500,000 passengers annually. A large university city with hot and dry summers and mild winters, makes it a lively city full of history rich with the diversity of migrants and a younger crowd.

The city of Bari is almost completely flat making it ideal for the use of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs). The Regional Plan of Transport for 2015-2019 shows that the main mode of transport used by citizens is cars or vans (52%), followed by motorcycles (22%), public transportation (18%), and bicycles (5%). The aim of ELVITEN is to deploy 75 e-Bikes and raise awareness through the #LetsGoElectric campaign to upscale the use of more sustainable modes of transport.

ELVITEN project partner Politecnico Di Bari (POLIBA) has teamed up with S3Transportation to bring 75 Rad Power Bikes to the southern Italian city. 60 EL-Vs will be assigned as a corporate leasing scheme to the Polytechnic University of Bari, Acquedotto Pugliese of Bari, Port Authority, University of Bari, hotels and bed and breakfasts. The target users will be the employees of each company as well as tourists. Each company will provide parking spaces and charging points, and selected users will be granted short term use. 15 EL-Vs will also be provided to private agencies and fleet owners for rental services (including small parcel deliveries).

Interested participants can register at www.elviten-city-users-registration.eu. Selected users are then guided through the ELVITEN unifying app and given an e-Bike that can be used to explore the city using the Elvigame. Like the demonstrations occurring in Malaga, users receive incentives and have access to e-Hubs where they can charge and store their e-Bikes. The black boxes placed on the e-bikes will collect and store useful information that will help ELVITEN create guidelines for integration of EL-Vs into the urban transport system.

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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:

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:


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