On 19 April 2018, ELVITEN project partners e-Trikala organised the fourth ELVITEN workshop that took place at the Tsitsanis Museum in the city of Trikala, one of the six ELVITEN locations.
The activity aimed at approaching key local stakeholders to gather relevant inputs on the deployment of EL-Vs in this Greek city and involve mobility experts in the preparation of the demonstrations of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) that will start in January 2019 and will run for a year.
Project partners traveled to Trikala to present the project to relevant local authorities and professionals involved in the mobility sector in the city. Villy Portouli from the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) who are coordinating the ELVITEN project provided an overlook of the project while George Gorgogetas, project manager at e-Trikala, presented some of the challenges and planned usage schemes in Trikala.
Moreover, Daniel Honegger, from Kyburz, a Swiss partner that is providing the EL-Vs that will be tested presented some of the specifications of the vehicles. Francesco E. Misso from TBridge, also part of the ELVITEN consortium, presented the potential of light electric vehicles for sustainable urban mobility and took Genoa as a use case to illustrate the EPPI Platform for positive incentives, that will potentially be used in other ELVITEN cities.
Following the presentations, the floor was open for a discussion on relevant topics such as the infrastructure needed for the deployment of the project in the city.
Stakeholders raised questions regarding the localisation of charging points, e-Hubs, and parking spaces. As Trikala will provide delivery and sharing services, part of the debate focused on the capacity of the city to offer such services and the needs for tracking the use of the vehicles.