ELVITEN IN TRIKALA

Trikala is a medium-sized city of around 82.000 inhabitants with a historic city centre. Public transportation does not deliver last-mile solutions to the city centre. ELVITEN will set up a sharing network of 5 electric tricycles and 5 electric quadricycles.

ELVITEN will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps.

ELVITEN will provide free testing. In Trikala, ELVITEN tackles sharers and deliverers.

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Electric Light Vehicles to be tested in Trikala

Moving around Trikala will be easier and more sustainable in the near future. After having implemented Greek’s first self-driving bus (CityMobile2) Trikala continues promoting smart mobility by including EL-Vs in the everyday transport network.

On 19 September 2018, in the context of the European Mobility Week 2018, the City of Trikala demonstrated two Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) at the Traffic Park of the Municipality. The Mayor of Trikala Dimitris Papastergiou, together with the chairman of e-Trikala SA Ioannis Kotoulas introduced the three- and a four-wheeler EL-Vs to the public. The vehicles were provided by the Swiss EL-Vs manufacturer Kyburz, one of the partners of the ELVITEN project.

The use of such EL-Vs “can help people to make their daily commutes smoother and more ecological and faster in cases of transport, delivery and public service needs” Mr. Papastergiou highlighted. “These vehicles will show that technology has begun to mature and to provide solutions to the everyday life of a city”, he added.  The event was also an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the next steps of the ELVITEN project and how to use the scientific data gathered from the use of EL-Vs.

Additionally, the audience got informed about the vehicles that will be deployed in Trikala for delivery use or for citizens’ commuting. These EL-Vs will be provided with special tracking equipment that records speed, potential delays and the way of moving to the city. The testing of these vehicles will start in the last semester of 2018.

Trikala is one of six European cities participating in the ELVITEN project aiming to achieve a mind-shift among road users by providing them with a better EL-V experience. This H2020 project seeks to facilitate electric mobility for urban travellers and delivery companies and as a consequence supports the idea of a greener urban future.

Moving around Trikala will be easier and more sustainable in the near future. After having implemented Greek’s first self-driving bus (CityMobile2) Trikala continues promoting smart mobility by including EL-Vs in the everyday transport network. On 19 September 2018, in the context of the European Mobility Week 2018, the City of Trikala demonstrated two Electric Light Vehicles […]

New Electric Vehicles for the “Smart city” of Trikala

On 19 September 2018, Mr Demetris Papastergiou, the mayor of the city of Trikala presented two new electric vehicles to the public. These vehicles will be in circulation from the 1 October on. Trikala is one of six cities participating in the ELVITEN project and was the first one in Greece to implement a self-driving bus (CityMobile2), which makes Trikala a pioneer in the everyday use of electric vehicles.

“Electric vehicles are required to show that they have begun to mature and to provide solutions to a city’s everyday life”, Papastergiou said. Indeed, these vehicles “can help to move more smoothly, cleaner and faster in cases of transport, delivery and public needs”, he continued. Nevertheless, the electric vehicles are still equipped with tracking and recording material that register the speed, location, delay and their way of moving around the city.

In addition to the two electric vehicles acquired by the municipality of Trikala, Gorgolis SA donated another light-duty electric vehicle which will be used exclusively for the cleaning of the city. With these actions, Trikala approaches the goal of the ELVITEN project and underlines the importance of exploring new ways of sustainable mobility in urban areas.

The ELVITEN project is proud of having Trikala as one of its pilot cities given that Trikala is Greece’s first “smart city” and has been developing a large number of initiatives for sustainable mobility over the last years.

On 19 September 2018, Mr Demetris Papastergiou, the mayor of the city of Trikala presented two new electric vehicles to the public. These vehicles will be in circulation from the 1 October on. Trikala is one of six cities participating in the ELVITEN project and was the first one in Greece to implement a self-driving […]

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