Launch of the ELIPTIC policy recommendations
As one of the main outcomes of the ELIPTIC - Electrification of Public Transport in Cities project, the ELIPTIC policy recommendations have been published. The document is a summary of the lessons learnt around ELIPTIC's main research question on how to make more efficient use of the existing public transport infrastructure for the charging of non-rail-bound electric vehicles.
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We are glad to launch the publication of the ELIPTIC Use Case Leaflets and Common Brochure!
Describing the activities carried out in the ten ELIPTIC Use Case sites Barcelona (ES), Bremen (DE), Brussels (BE), Eberswalde (DE), Gdynia (PL), Lanciano (IT), Leipzig (DE), Oberhausen (DE), Szeged (HU) and Warsaw (PL), the Use Case Leaflets gather together the main results of each city, which greatly contributed to increase the project overall impact.
Containing a description of the use cases, results, plans for the future and much more, the ELIPTIC Use Case Leaflets are now available for you to download!
We also developed a Common Brochure containing all the Use Cases in one single publication....
More electrification! First directions from the ELIPTIC transferability study
Within the ELIPTIC Evaluation activities, special emphasis is placed on the development of the so-called Transferability Exercise, i.e. a study to assess whether the lessons learnt from the ELIPTIC Use Cases, once demonstrations completed, are theoretically transferable elsewhere, in Europe. A specific questionnaire was thus prepared and submitted to a number of stakeholders, some of them already involved in the ELIPTIC activities (namely the ELIPTIC User Forum members). Respondents have to provide their expertise on the ELIPTIC technological concepts, stating first their general attitude towards the Electric Technology for transit, then assessing pros and cons associated to the selected...
ELIPTIC Final Conference brings project to a close
ELIPTIC held a conference with leading public transport and industry figures to disuss its succeses and bring the project to a close (Bremen, 26-27 April 2018).
The 3rd ELIPTIC webinar took place on 9 April 2018
Experiences from European cities in using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles. In the 3rd and final ELIPTIC webinar, which took place on 9 April 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 CET, we presented some of the lessons learnt within the project.
ELIPTIC at the BUSWORLD Academy
One week before the ELIPTIC Final Conference in Bremen, ELIPTIC will be presented at the Busworld Academy Congress in Izmir, Turkey.
The third edition of Busworld Academy Congress (19-20 April 2018) focuses on the future of bus-mobility, and the electrification of buses will obviously be one of the main topics addressed by the speakers, together with digitalization, passenger comfort and bus design, Mobility-as-a-service, etc.
On Friday 20th April, ELIPTIC partner, Polis, will present the project and its results in a session dedicated to electric buses. In this session, both local Turkish experts and European speakers will share the stage and present on the impact of electric buses on local...
ELIPTIC Project Results at TRA 2018!
Join ELIPTIC in Vienna from 16 to 19 April at TRA 2018. Transport Research Arena is the most important transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders: researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers. You can learn more about this event here.
An ELIPTIC poster will be presented by Sapienza University of Rome and UITP on the 17th of April, 15:15-16:45, at Poster Wall 14 titled ‘Visioning and practicing electrification of public transport in Europe: methodology and results from the ELIPTIC experience’.
Also on Wednesday 18 April, do not miss ELIPTIC coordination, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen presenting ‘From H2020 research to political initiatives...
How can electric buses be a business case?
At the moment, the case for electric buses being introduced is mainly an environmental one. Accordingly, transport companies expect financial support for the introduction of new systems, as the investment costs are quite high.
However, the fact that electric buses can be economical over their life cycle is rarely considered. With its forthcoming report on business cases, CIVITAS ELIPTIC partner RWTH Aachen University wants to show possibilities and ways of making e-bus systems attractive; not only for ecological but also for economic reasons.
To this end, detailed studies were conducted in four cities, each representing a technological concept, namely:
ELIPTIC process evaluation identifies drivers and barriers for project implementation
The ELIPTIC project carried out a process evaluation of all project activities in order to identify the main drivers and barriers during the implementation phase of the project. Interviews and focus groups were held at different stages throughout the project. The interviews assessed the status, impacts, successes and problems in the implementation of all measures. The process evaluation revealed a range of drivers and barriers for cities that are here discussed, whereas similar patterns appeared within and across the different cities.
3rd ELIPTIC webinar: Experiences from European cities in using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles
Electromobility currently receives wide recognition as an opportunity to make our cities more sustainable and liveable. However, the lack of city‐wide charging infrastructure and the limited driving range of electric vehicles are barriers for the wider deployment. Being often much more cost‐effective than building a stand‐alone charging infrastructure and using the public electricity grid, ELIPTIC’s use cases have shown how the existing electric public transport infrastructure (trolleybus, metro and tram sub-stations) could be used as charging infrastructure for other electric vehicles such as e-buses, pedelecs, e-cars/ taxis, e-vans and e-utility trucks. For the safe operation of this...