ELVITEN IN GENOA

Genoa has a population of about 600,000 inhabitants with a density of about 2,431 inhabitants per km2 and it is the sixth biggest city in terms of population in Italy and it hosts Italy’s most important ports. The territory of the Genoa Municipality is completely characterized by hills and just narrow alluvial flats along the main rivers/brooks, and it is considered by ISTAT as “coastal mountains”. Given the mountainous topography of the area, green mobility represents an alternative answer to reduce pollution and noise.

Transport characteristics

Genoa is among the “greenest” cities in Italy, with an average of about 48 cars per 100 inhabitants. The public transport system (bus/underground + train) is used for ~27% of the trips but the private car is still prevalent, for ~37% of the trips. Only 0.1% (~1,000) of the total of the daily trips in Genoa are carried out by bicycle. The total vehicle fleet in Genoa consists of ~429,400 vehicles (including cars, buses, motorcycles, trucks) of which 61% cars and 31% motorcycles. According to the 2014 data, in Genoa 17 e-cars are circulating.

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.

In Genoa, 10 electric tricycles to be shared.

ELVITEN will provide EL-Vs for free use. In Genoa, ELVITEN tackles owners, sharers and deliverers.

NEWS / GENOA

Further step towards green mobility: ELVITEN Go Live event in Genoa

On 23 January 2020, the Municipality of Genoa and Duferco Energia invited users, local authorities, the project’s partners and other project stakeholders to celebrate the ELVITEN Project Go Live in Genoa and to demonstrate the functionalities of the charging areas.

The event took place in one of the 4 ELVITEN areas close to the Piazza Principe train station in Genoa. Participants in the event could try electric vehicles and ELVITEN services to charge their electric bikes, motorbikes and quadricycles. All charging points can be reached free of charge until the end of the projected (October 2020) by simply registering with DEN ELVITEN services with the Duferco Energia mobile D-Mobility app.

A new equipment of 60 charging points for light electric vehicles, added to the 80 positions which were already present, places Genoa at the forefront in trialing light electric mobility. The equipment includes:

  • 12 type 3A wall-boxes and 5 “Bipàro” bike-boxes for parking and recharging electric bicycles between Via Fanti d’Italia and Via Bersaglieri
  • 12 wall-boxes and 4 bike-boxes at Via De Amicis
  • 24 wall boxes and 10 bikes- box at Via Pinelli
  • And further 12 wall boxes and 4 bike-boxes will be installed soon at Corso Andrea Podesta

A video of the event can be found here. A press release of the event can be found on the Municipality of Genoa website (Italian version). You can also check the Duferco Energia LinkedIn page.

On 23 January 2020, the Municipality of Genoa and Duferco Energia invited users, local authorities, the project’s partners and other project stakeholders to celebrate the ELVITEN Project Go Live in Genoa and to demonstrate the functionalities of the charging areas. The event took place in one of the 4 ELVITEN areas close to the Piazza […]

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 […]

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) […]

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