ELVITEN IN GENOA
Genoa has a population of about 600,000 inhabitants, and hosts Italy’s most important ports. Given the mountainous topography of the area, green mobility represents an alternative answer to reduce pollution and noise. In Genoa there are about 100 EL-Vs and 16 public charging points.
With a fleet of over 140.000 non-electrified scooters, Genoa has one of the highest ratio of L-Vs per inhabitant in Europe. ELVITEN will create a wide charging network. ELVITEN will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps.
ELVITEN will provide EL-Vs for free use. In Genoa, ELVITEN tackles owners, sharers and deliverers.
NEWS / GENOA
ELVITEN at the Genoa Smart Week 2018
The fourth edition of the Genoa Smart Week was organised from 19 – 24 November by Genoa Smart City Association, the Municipality of Genoa and the Liguria Region with the organisational support of Clickutility Team. The purpose of this event was to discuss the financing and the implementation of innovative projects to make a city ‘intelligent’ and to consequently improve the quality of life of citizens. A city is considered intelligent when it provides services, optimises economic and environmental resources and reduces the social and cultural gap.
As it promotes sustainable means of transport and consequently an improvement of the quality of life of citizens, the ELVITEN project was present at this year’s Genoa Smart Week. On 23 November, ELVITEN organised a conference discussing potentialities of ELVs for urban mobility renewal in Genoa. In front of 400 representatives from the scientific community, industry, civil society and public authorities, ELVITEN partner TBridge presented the ELVITEN project and its impact on the mobility of Genoa. This was followed by an explanation of the Regional Support Groups of ELVITEN and how partners benefit from joining them.
The presentation (in Italian) is available here.
In addition, on 24 November, the ‘Charge & Move’ treasure hunt was organised in cooperation with ELVITEN on Piazza Matteotti. Participants were able to learn how to use electric bikes in the most efficient way. The winners of the treasure hunt won an electric bike offered by Ecomission.
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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ELVITEN: Paving the way for electromobility in Genoa
With the objective of preparing the cities for the deployment of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs), ELVITEN held two workshops in the city of Genoa. The first activity took place in May 2018 and a second workshop was coordinated on 27 September. During both workshops, ELVITEN partners had the opportunity to introduce the project to an specialised public, interested parties and relevant city authorities.
The first workshops brought together relevant stakeholder such as Stefano Balleari, deputy mayor of the Municipality of Genoa who emphasized in the city commitment of increasing electromobility plans and deploying new infrastructure and incentives for citizens to use the services. Furthermore, the mobility manager of the Municipality explained the mobility plan of the city, the territory and its network of roads highlighting the importance of ELVITEN.
A special contribution was done by project partner Duferco Energia who explained its role in the project. They were tasked to create a charging hub (24 EL-V charging point, 10 charging points for bikes, one column with two charging point for EVs) and a charging island EL-V. In addition, they explained the usefulness of the location of the hubs in the city and the IoT solution adopted for the booking of the charging points.
As part of the ELVITEN consortium, T-Bridge also made a presentation referring to the ELECTRA project that paved the way for urban electromobility in Genoa, through the study and experimentation of specific tools and actions.
Participants pointed out the importance of improving the city infrastructures and services an expressed their interest in participate in the different ELVITEN activities.
Although the second workshop pursued the same objective of introducing ELVITEN to local stakeholders, a great focus was put on the EPPI Platform for positive incentives. T-Bridge performed a demo of the SmartApp showing how the final users can monitor and manage their wallet of points collected and the possible awards to be reached. This workshop had the participation of companies such as Quaeryon who are developing the incentive scheme in the city of Genoa and Softeco who showed and performed a demo of the operator web app that shall be used by municipalities’ representatives during the implementation phase for the activities.
As a final point, the Municipality of Genoa described the permanent showroom that will be implemented within the ELVITEN project. The Municipality will provide the space for the project promotion and in which Regional Support Groups will be invited to advertise their business.
With the objective of preparing the cities for the deployment of electric light vehicles (EL-Vs), ELVITEN held two workshops in the city of Genoa. The first activity took place in May 2018 and a second workshop was coordinated on 27 September. During both workshops, ELVITEN partners had the opportunity to introduce the project to an […]