Towards clean bus systems: ELIPTIC at the UITP -Busworld International Bus Conference
UITP-Busworld International Bus Conference (23-25 October in Kortrijk, Belgium) culminated in the Research & Innovation Day: ZeEUS and other Bus Projects. The event gathered more than 200 stakeholders from EU institutions, industry, academia, and other professionals from the transport sector.
CIVITAS ELIPTIC Final Conference
Save the date and register for the Horizon2020 CIVITAS project ELIPTIC final conference in Bremen from 26 – 27 April 2018.
Workshop at CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2017 - Introducing e-buses in cities’ public transport systems -
The ELIPTIC project in cooperation with ebusplan will offer a workshop for cities, transport authorities and bus operators that are interested in the introduction of e-buses in their cities. The workshop will take place on 28 September during the Deployment Day at 10.45 -12.15 (room yet tbd).
Participants will get a better understanding of vehicle, battery and charging technologies as well as the associated costs of these. The workshop will also address future developments and operational challenges in the implementation of e-buses. Planning tools and best practices from Europe will be presented by representatives from ebusplan, a company well-experienced in creating feasibility studies and...
Joint FREVUE-ELIPTIC Workshop: 13 September in Barcelona
The EU projects FREVUE & ELIPTIC will hold a joint workshop for local authorities in Barcelona on Wednesday 13th September. Cities interested in the use of PT electric infrastructure for charging urban electric freight vehicles are welcome!
ELIPTIC workshop with first results of energy storage systems
Join ELIPTIC in Rome on 12th June 2017 at the Asstra Premises (Piazza Cola di Rienzo 80/A), in the center of the eternal city, to speak about upgrading and regenerating electric public transport systems!
The Workshop will host the Italian Ministry of Transport who will describe the state of art of tram systems in Italy. Presentations will then be given by Brussels, Bremen and Gdynia about their energy storage system concepts and Cagliari, Bergamo and Szeged about their electric bus solutions.
You can find more information in the draft programme below.
The European Transport Innovation Challenge
This transport innovation Challenge will reward transport innovators for their ideas for a cleaner and more efficient future in transport.
The EU is committed to cutting CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and by 80% by 2050. With transportation accounting for one quarter of CO2 emissions, there is a need to radically transform the way people and goods are transported. This Challenge will help move the EU along the path of decarbonisation and sustainable growth.
Using tram infrastructure to re-charge e-buses in Oberhausen
The public transport operator of German city Oberhausen (Stadtwerke Oberhausen) is taking part in the H2020 project ELIPTIC which aims to show how costs and energy can be saved by electrifying public transport and optimising the use of existing infrastructure and rolling stock.
Great success of the 2nd ELIPTIC webinar
The 2nd ELIPTIC webinar on "E-bus planning supported with simulation tools" took place on April 7 and attracted more than 30 attendees. It was the second in a series of three scheduled throughout the ELIPTIC project.
The webinar was attended by more than 30 professionals from different backgrounds such as consultancies, public transport operators, city administrations as well as the industry sector from all over Europe. Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. They are an integral part of the work in the use cases of Pillar A “Safe integration of e-Buses using existing electric public transport infrastructure” of the...
2nd ELIPTIC webinar: E-bus planning supported with simulation tools
Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. This topic will be presented during the 2nd ELIPTIC webinar from 10:00 to 11:30 CET on 7 April 2017. Simulations are an integral part of the work in the use cases of Pillar A “Safe integration of e-Buses using existing electric public transport infrastructure” of the ELIPTIC project.
Brussels completes feasibility study to improve energy efficiency in tram network
Brussels Use Case leader, STIB, has completed a feasibility study to optimise the braking energy recovery in their tram network. The feasibility study was completed thanks to a thorough measurement campaign and the development of models and simulations of tram lines 7, 19 and 94.
One of the possible ways to reduce energy consumption in a tram network is to capture the braking energy that is generated by tramways during braking. In regular operation, a small share of this energy is reused by the vehicle auxiliaries, another part is sent back to the overhead line to power other vehicles. This latter share depends on the traffic conditions and characteristics of the network. The remaining...