Noticias

ELVITEN at the 1st Restart mAI City Plug & Play Conference

In ELVITEN’s project city Trikala, the 1st Restart mAI City Plug & Play Conference took place on 26-28 September. The conference aims to familiarise all Greek Municipal Authorities with existing policies which affect the country’s mobility and with easy, functional and technological solutions. More than 400 employees from all over the country were expected to participate at the networking event in order to create friendly, functional, safe and smart cities in compliance with the EU Urban Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

On the first two days, policies and initiatives were discussed by the participants, focusing on a national and EU level such as mobility and sustainability in smart cities and the role of technology. The third day consisted of presentations and discussions on a local level, where the Municipality of Trikala had the opportunity to demonstrate its applied programmes and solutions such as Smart Trikala, MEA and Activage.

ELVITEN was presented at the conference at the exhibition as a joint stand with ICT4CART represented by the ELVITEN project coordinator – Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS).

 

In ELVITEN’s project city Trikala, the 1st Restart mAI City Plug & Play Conference took place on 26-28 September. The conference aims to familiarise all Greek Municipal Authorities with existing policies which affect the country’s mobility and with easy, functional and technological solutions. More than 400 employees from all over the country were expected to participate […]

European Mobility Week in Genoa with ELVITEN

Genoa participated in the European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September 2019, with various initiatives aimed at encouraging alternative mobility, more ecological, sustainable and smart.

The Mobility and Transport Department of the Municipality of Genoa organised an event on 20 September at the Palazzo Tursi Representative Hall on ‘Sustainable Mobility – Programmes and Innovative Projects of the Civic Administration’  (“La mobilità sostenibile- Programmi e Progetti innovativi della Civica Amministrazione”) with ELVITEN’s presentation. The event  gave an opportunity to disseminate the sustainable mobility projects carried out in the Municipal context. In particular, the projects funded by the Ministry of the Environment and by the European Union were presented both in implementation and in the beginning phase.

Next to ELVITEN, other projects that are funded by the European Union or the Italian Ministry of the Environment such as DEMO-EC project or Raise-IT and InGe were presented. The DEMO-EC project, for instance, has similar goals as ELVITEN. It fosters low-carbon transport in cities through integration of mobility management by combining the fields of mobility behaviour change, governance, e-mobility, car reduction, walking, cycling and public transport.

The city of Genoa aims with projects like ELVITEN and DEMO-EC to extend it the city’s electric charging network. The objective is implemented by initiatives such as an introduction of electric cars in the car sharing fleet, electric buses in the local public transport fleet and electrical distribution vehicles for goods in the city centre. The Municipality of Genoa presented also various urban cycling and soft mobility projects which are being planned. The event was attended by representatives of Genoa Car Sharing, AMT, Send Eco Genoa Deliveries and the partners with whom the Municipality of Genoa is collaborating on sustainable mobility projects.

Read more on the event on Municipality of Genoa website (in Italian).

Genoa participated in the European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September 2019, with various initiatives aimed at encouraging alternative mobility, more ecological, sustainable and smart. The Mobility and Transport Department of the Municipality of Genoa organised an event on 20 September at the Palazzo Tursi Representative Hall on ‘Sustainable Mobility – Programmes and Innovative Projects of […]

ELVITEN showcase @ wocomoco 2019

On 18 and 19 September 2019, the FIA Region I represented ELVITEN at the 7th World Collaborative Mobility Congress, namely wocomoco 2019, in Bern (Switzerland) for the second time in a row.

Wocomoco2019 gathered key players from across the transport sector to exchange their personal visions and present their company services designed to further innovate the markets of shared mobility. The event covered issues such as demand-responsive transport, automated mobility, shared and connected cars, blockchain-ended co-mobility transport, individualised public transport services, and micro and active mobility.

The congress’ purpose is to gather key actors from across the transport sector, in order to exchange personal visions and present company services designed to further innovate the markets of shared mobility. The wocomoco event was organised in the framework of a broader event, the Swiss Mobility Arena 2019, hosted by the TCS Mobility Academy. Taking place during the European Mobility Week from 16 to 19 September 2019, this four days event brought together the entire Swiss transport sector and many of the most innovative mobility players from around the world.

The ELVITEN project was showcased at the exhibition stand. FIA Region I together with project partner KYBURZ Switzerland AG demonstrated one of the Electric Light Vehicles to the event participants at the exhibition area. Additionally, the FIA’s Region I Programmes Director Olivier Lenz presented ELVITEN’s development and impact since its launch in November 2017 at the session: “Bike- & Micro-Sharing” with a presentation: “Rolling out electric mobility in European cities – the case of ELVITEN project”.

 

 

On 18 and 19 September 2019, the FIA Region I represented ELVITEN at the 7th World Collaborative Mobility Congress, namely wocomoco 2019, in Bern (Switzerland) for the second time in a row. Wocomoco2019 gathered key players from across the transport sector to exchange their personal visions and present their company services designed to further innovate […]

ELVITEN at Workshop on Sustainable Mobility in Rome

ELVITEN project consortium partner in Rome – Municipio IX EUR di Roma Capitale, participated in a workshop: “Mobilità sostenibile ISPRA” organised and hosted by ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, eng: Institute for Environmental Protection and Research). The ISPRA is an important member of the Municipality IX EUR’s Regional Support Group as well as it is supervised by the Italian Environmental Ministry, which is the national authority responsible for validation of environmental KPIs.

The event took place during the European Mobility Week (16-22 September 2019) in Rome on 17 September. The event aimed to address the scientrific community, policy makers and public authorities of Rome. Alessandro Drago, Municipio IX EUR di Roma Capitale, gave a presentation: “CASA-LAVORO-SICUREZZA/ELVITEN PROJECT.EU E-BIKES”. In addition to the event, ELVITEN partner – Roma Capitale provided free testing of Electric Light Vehicles to employees of ISPRA. The employees of  ISPRA tested E-bikes that are offered within the ELVITEN project in Rome.

Please visit the dedicated ISPRA website (in Italian) for more detailed information on the event and photos.

ELVITEN project consortium partner in Rome – Municipio IX EUR di Roma Capitale, participated in a workshop: “Mobilità sostenibile ISPRA” organised and hosted by ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, eng: Institute for Environmental Protection and Research). The ISPRA is an important member of the Municipality IX EUR’s Regional Support Group as well as […]

Hydrogen-powered Bicycles – a new electromobility concept

Pragma Industries is offering a new electromobility concept – hydrogen-powered bicycles. The hydrogen bikes were debuted at the G7 summit, where journalists and world leaders alike tested the bikes. With no intention of selling the bikes, Pragma Industries has developed a plan to market the bikes in the developing world.

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are not a new concept. Companies such as Toyota and Daimler have been developing hydrogen-fueled cars for years and the number of hydrogen-powered buses in France are also increasing. However, hydrogen-powered bikes and scooters have not been attempted, until now. While it is difficult to make the system compact enough to fit on a scooter, Pierre Forte, founder and CEO of Pragma Industries, has found a way to achieve the system on a bike.

The hydrogen-powered bikes can travel 150 km without any rider assistance, almost 3 times as much as e-Bikes using lithium-ion batteries. The bike currently weighs around 30 kg, with the hydrogen system weighing approximately the same as an electric battery of equivalent capacity. The next models are expected to travel longer distances and weigh around 25 kg. The bike is thought to have a strong environmental impact, with the hydrogen system having almost zero impact on CO2 emissions from construction to dismantling. The system uses renewable hydrolysis which is obtained by electrolysis fueled by renewable energy.

The business strategy of Pragma Industries is not to sell the bicycles, but to rent them for long periods of time. At the end of the life, the bike would be returned to Pragma, which would then be responsible for the reevaluation and recycling of the components. The bike was priced to be 7000 EUR, but Pragma Industry wants to lease them for a rental price of 50 EUR per month. This is because although the bikes can achieve full charge in two minutes, individual charging stations would be too expensive for the consumer. Therefore, the bikes must be marketed in fleets such as shared e-Bikes.

The business strategy for Pragma Industries seems to target the western world, but they are receiving large orders from developing countries. After the G7 summit in Biarritz, Chilean president Sebastian Pinera placed an order for one-thousand bikes. The vision for Pragma Industries is offer the bikes in locations where they may not only experience power outages or the network is not stable, meaning cars are not a common means of transport. The bikes can also offer other useful applications in such markets, such as becoming a mobile generator. It is not only simple but inexpensive to include extra functions such as a lamp to light up the dark at night.

Pragma Industries is offering a new electromobility concept – hydrogen-powered bicycles. The hydrogen bikes were debuted at the G7 summit, where journalists and world leaders alike tested the bikes. With no intention of selling the bikes, Pragma Industries has developed a plan to market the bikes in the developing world. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are not a […]

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK2019

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is back, with this years theme being “Safe Walking and Cycling”. Active transport modes such as walking and cycling have a positive affect not only on the environment (for being emission-free) but also on our health and our finances. Taking place from 16-22 September, participating cities host a range of activities to celebrate sustainable transport, introduce measures to show commitment of the town/city to sustainable urban mobility and conclude with a Car-Free Day!

Since its beginning in 2002, EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is an annual initiative organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) aimed to improve quality of life and public health through the promotion of sustainable urban transport and clean mobility. The campaign places citizens in the middle and gives them a chance to explore the role of city streets and experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as air pollution. It also provides the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility solutions to local residents and to explain the challenges that towns and cities are facing. By participating, towns and cities can showcase the benefits of clean transport and make progress towards better mobility in Europe.

Local authorities are encouraged to participate and use the week to test new transport measures in an effort to receive feedback from the public. Local stakeholders can also use this week to get together and discuss the different aspects of mobility and air quality, while finding innovative solutions to reduce car-use and transport emissions.

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is back, with this years theme being “Safe Walking and Cycling”. Active transport modes such as walking and cycling have a positive affect not only on the environment (for being emission-free) but also on our health and our finances. Taking place from 16-22 September, participating cities host a range of activities to celebrate sustainable […]

ELVITEN is live in the Eternal City!

The Comune di Roma and S3Transportation have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the Eternal City!

The city of Rome is located in the central-western part of Italy and is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is the most populous city in Italy (with over 4 million residents) and the 4th most populous city in the European Union. Rome is one of the oldest and continuously occupied sites in Europe. Known as the Eternal City, it is a cosmopolitan of globally influential historical, cultural and archaeological heritage.

The municipality of Rome is administered over XV (15) Districts. District IX (located in the South of Rome) will be the location of the ELVITEN demonstrations. Sixty-four percent of the territory of the city is covered in hills, with seventy percent of District IX covered in hills (forty percent slightly highly, thirty percent very hilly). Sixty-eight percent of the city is covered in green areas. Public transportation in Rome consists of bus, metro, railways and trams. Despite limited parking for private transportation, public transportation performs poorly in comparison. During peak times during the week, passengers wait an average of 32 minutes for the bus and 10 to 15 for the metro and tram (respectively). The city also limits the amount of traffic in their four Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ). These zones are only accessible through permit and the cost varies depending on the proximity to the city centre and the type of engine.

The Municipality of Rome is promoting electric mobility via free access to the LTZ and deploying a wide network of charging stations. At the moment there are 118 with an expected increase to 300 in the near future. ELVITEN brings 60 eBikes to District IX to promote integrated and sustainable mobility. There will be 8 e-Hubs located in the IX Town Hall, which are innovative charging stations that also allow parking of the eBikes. There are some stands located near the Eur Laurentina and Eur Magliana metro stations, along with other strategic areas of the IX Municipality (such as Via di Acqua Acetosa Ostiene, Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa or Adrea Meldola, Fonte Meravigliosa). The booking of the eBikes are done through the ELVITEN app, which provides free testing of the EL-Vs with approved and registered helmets and license. In Rome, ELVITEN targets owners, sharers and delivers.

Stay tuned for more details about ELVITEN in Rome!

The Comune di Roma and S3Transportation have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the Eternal City! The city of Rome is located in the central-western part of Italy and is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. It is the most populous city in Italy (with over 4 million residents) and the 4th […]

ELVITEN is in Genoa!

Comune di Genova and Duferco Energia have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the city of Genoa!

The coastal city of Genoa is located in a narrow stretch between the Apennines mountains and the Ligurian sea. Due to its historical past, impressive landmarks and being the busiest port in Italy (and twelfth busiest in the European Union), Genoa has been nicknamed La Superba, or “the proud one”.

The Metropolitan city of Genoa can be characterised completely as hilly with narrow flats near the rivers or brooks, and has been considered coastal mountains. As the sixth-largest city Italy, it is home to over 850,000 residents, with 50% of the urban population concentrated in the city center. It is among the most green cities in Italy and offers its citizens very good public transportation through buses and the underground. The city has LTZ (Limited Traffic Zones) which discourages the use of vehicles. The municipality has also incentivised citizens in the past to purchase bicycles or electric motorcycles. The Comune di Genoa has teamed up with Duferco Energia to bring 10 Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) for shared use.

Citizens interested in testing out of the EL-Vs can download the Duferco Energia app and register for ELVITEN through the app. Upon registration, users can then login to their ELVITEN account and fill out a background questionnaire regarding their mobility habits which grants them access to the ELVITEN network.Users can also access the ELVITEN unifying app using their ELVITEN credentials, for incentives and a better EL-V experience. Once an ELVITEN EL-V is booked, users gain access to the eTricycle and the various charging points located around the city.

Watch the video on our Youtube channel to find out how you can test an ELVITEN EL-V in Genoa!

Comune di Genova and Duferco Energia have teamed up to bring ELVITEN to the city of Genoa! The coastal city of Genoa is located in a narrow stretch between the Apennines mountains and the Ligurian sea. Due to its historical past, impressive landmarks and being the busiest port in Italy (and twelfth busiest in the European […]

Málaga: ELVITEN Press Conference

On 7 August, the mayor of Málaga Francisco de la Torre accompanied by City Councillors of Tourism and Innovation, Rosa Sanchez and Susana Carillo, presented ELVITEN during a press conference. The Rad Power Bikes will be utilised by residents of Málaga to promote sustainable mobility in the city.

The city of Málaga participates in ELVITEN through project partner Promálaga. For a year, more 250 users will test the forty e-bikes over the period of two months. During the year long demonstrations, the e-Bikes will be collecting data via black boxes. ELVITEN will gather data regarding the trajectory of trips taken, frequency of use, user opinions, ratings and issues encountered by users. This information will be used to create a strategy for implementing EL-Vs in other European cities.

The e-Bikes are given to selected users with a helmet and a security lock for them to use for a period of two months. In order to qualify, citizens must be 18 years or older, with a valid drivers license and a secure place to store the e-Bike. Once the user is selected, they must make a 100 euro deposit that will be returned at the end of the trial period. As there are 15 e-hubs installed in the parking lot of the Tabacalera, the principle users are workers who work close to the complex. There have been 285 submitted user applications to date. Thirty-seven bikes have already been utilised and a total of 942 trips have been registered. The applications are still open and all interested users are welcomed to apply for the opportunity to receive an e-Bike. For more information, visit the Promálaga website.