Save the date: ELIPTIC at TRA 2016!
Join ELIPTIC in Warsaw from 18 to 21 April at TRA 2016. 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.
ELIPTIC will be presented by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen on Wednesday 20 April during the session “Electromobility Deployment in Cities”, 8:30 - 9:45.
Also on Wednesday 20 April, do not miss the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and University of Gdansk presenting ELIPTIC at the European Commission exhibition stand, 12:00 - 12:15.
How Transport for London selected their demonstration site to charge e-buses using underground rail network
Transport for London (TfL) plans on delivering an ELIPTIC demonstration to show the use of the London Underground (LU) electrical distribution network to support the overnight recharging of single deck electric buses.
Bus services in London are managed by TfL but delivered under contract by private companies. The network comprises around 700 bus routes, 79 bus stations, 78 bus depots and ~19500 bus stops served by approximately 8500 vehicles (Fig 1). Most bus garages and stations are privately owned. This coupled to the complex geography of the bus and London Underground network has posed a number of challenges in terms of identifying a suitable demonstration site.
Bus routes in Central...
First ELIPTIC webinar: Optimised braking energy recovery in electric public transport systems
Join us for a webinar on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM CEST. Register now here!
Braking energy recovery technologies are an opportunity to increase the energy efficiency in public transport systems like metro, light rail/tram or trolleybus networks and will be presented during the first ELIPTIC webinar from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST on 29 April 2016. Different technologies in this field are part of the work in the use cases of Pillar B “Innovative energy storage systems to increase operational efficiency” of the ELIPTIC project.
Twinning programme kicks off with meeting between STIB and Transport Infrastructure Ireland
ELIPTIC selected in October 2015 eleven Twin Cities in addition to the eleven partner cities already in the project. These cities have now started their activities with the twinned partner cities and a first meeting took place in Brussels between STIB and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) on 17 February.
STIB will transfer its approach for braking energy recovery using reversible substation technologies on its metro network to its light rail network in ELIPTIC and has agreed to share this experience with TII via the Twin Cities programme.
A total of six substations on STIB metro line 6 will be retrofitted with braking energy recovery technologies leading each to a predicted energy...
First round of workshops to produce development schemes and business cases completed
The first in a series of three rounds of workshops with each local ELIPTIC team has been completed. The workshops provide important input to the ELIPTIC final recommendations by each local ELIPTIC team developing, jointly with RWTH Aachen, business cases and development schemes for all electrification concepts.
Metro systems to supply power to electric bus charging infrastructure in ELIPTIC
Electrifying Public Transport in Cities (ELIPTIC) is a Horizon 2020 funded European project that aims to develop new use concepts and business cases in order to optimise existing electric infrastructure and rolling stock, saving both money and energy. The project strengthens the role of electric public transport, leading to reduced fossil fuel consumption and improved air quality.
To achieve this goal, ELIPTIC analyses 23 technological concepts within 11 cities (Barcelona, Bremen, Brussels, Eberswalde, Gdynia, Lanciano, Leipzig, London, Oberhausen, Szeged, and Warsaw) and in three thematic pillars:
Call for speakers: Apply now for a CIVITAS Forum Conference 2016 speaker!
The call for speakers of parallel and pecha kucha sessions at the annual flagship event of CIVITAS, 2016 CIVITAS Forum Conference, is now open for proposals. In order to be considered as a speaker, download the guidelines and proposal form, fill it out and send it to email@example.com by April 22nd.
CIVITAS electromobility workshop holds spotlight on ELIPTIC and ZeEUS
ELIPTIC and ZeEUS partners joint forces to share experiences and key messages on 16-17 February in Cologne during the workshop “Electromobility in CIVITAS cities”.
The workshop under the CIVITAS CAPITAL umbrella, discussed the latest development in terms of electromobility in cities, both from the public and private transport perspectives.
With more than 60 participants, transport authorities and cities had the chance to exchange their views with the speakers and other CIVITAS Forum members on local implementation of electric public transport and public fleets, the role of utility companies in electric mobility deployment, converting diesel public transport to electric, charging stations...
ZeEUS and ELIPTIC projects support efforts to reduce carbon emissions
On 11 December 2015, 195 nations participating in the COP21 meeting of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and adopted by consensus a legally binding plan to fight climate change. The resulting Paris Agreement aims to abandon carbon emission this century, and stop global warming “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and, if possible, below 1.5 degrees. Reducing the carbon emissions involves undoubtedly a wider proliferation of public transport, the postulate of the UITP Association which was officially recognised by the UN during the climate summit (read here: Public transport Climate Action Efforts Recognised at COP21). In particular, electric buses have a potential to fight climate...
Season's greetings from the ELIPTIC project!
Dear Partners and Friends,
we would like to wish you a lot of joy during this Holiday Season and a Happy New Year 2016!
We hope it will bring you satisfaction in private and professional life.
With our best regards,