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...
ELIPTIC cities and industry partners contribute to ZeEUS eBus Report
The long-awaited publication – ZeEUS eBus Report is available online. The report gives an extensive overview of the electric buses in operation in Europe today, along with the different solutions available on the markets today. It is obvious that the electrification of public transport is high on the priority list of cities and public transport agencies and operators.
A wide range of technological solutions exist for the electrification of public transport, but every choice is dependent on the local situation and can result in a different total cost of ownership. Therefore, this report aims to provide the reader with an overview of experiences from various cities, and to demonstrate the...
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Latest CIVITAS Policy Note “Smart choices for cities. Alternative Fuel Buses” is available online
This policy analysis focuses on the topic of alternative fuel buses for public transport. This is a hot topic because the introduction of the clean buses is necessary in order to reach the EU air quality targets and clearly impacts a cities CO2 footprint. This document gives in-depth background information to come to a decision on which bus to choose for your city. It provides information, which can help policy makers at European municipalities, public transport authorities and local decision makers for their choice of clean(er) public bus transport.
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ELIPTIC workshops in Barcelona and Oberhausen - From use case to business case
ELIPTIC continues work on business cases for the electrification of public transport in cities.
With the workshops in Barcelona and Oberhausen, the ELIPTIC partner RWTH Aachen, supported by the coordination team City of Bremen, Rupprecht Consult and UITP, kicked off the 2nd series of workshops, which are a main part of the work on development schemes and business cases (WP4) in ELIPTIC. After having gained a better understanding of the respective use case scenarios, aims and approaches during the first workshop series, the second series now aims at exchanging views on the progress of the transformation process from use case to business case, the presentation of first results of the...
ELIPTIC Holds First National Workshop: UK eBus Summit
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) hosted a national launch event for the Horizon 2020 project 'Electrifying Public Transport in Cities' (ELITPIC) in London on the 10th November. The UK eBus Summit brought together best practice examples of electric bus and supporting infrastructure deployment in the UK alongside an introduction to the variety of demonstration projects being undertaken across 11 European cities as part of the ELITPIC project.
The LowCVP, a public-private partnership tasked with accelerating the shift to low carbon transport in the UK, was the first organisation to host a dissemination workshop aimed at promoting the work of the ELIPTIC programme to a wider audience...
ELIPTIC consortium meeting and User Forum held in conjunction with the UK eBus Summit in London
90 practitioners in the field of innovative electric public transport gathered in London to discuss the experiences made within the ELIPTIC project.
Over 50 representatives from the public transport operators, technical support partners as well as research institutions involved in ELIPTIC gathered in London from November 7-9, to discuss the experiences they have made so far regarding the three thematic pillars:
UITP Photo Contest - Lead the TRANSITion
UITP is giving you a unique chance to show the world your organisation’s most innovative projects!
New digital technologies, advances in green energy and the emergence of new business models are fundamentally changing urban mobility. This is why UITP is holding a photo contest on the theme "Lead the TRANSITion". The contest aims to show the images that best capture how innovative public transport can be in adapting to these changes. UITP’s photo contest will run from 16 September 2016 to 16 January 2017, and is open to all employees of the public transport sector.
The winning entries will be unveiled at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal (15-17 May 2017), where a selection...
CIVITAS-ELIPTIC represented at a conversation on clean bus deployment hosted by the Commissioner Bulc
EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc invited high-level representatives of cities to discuss barriers and potential actions for the deployment of clean buses for urban transport. 34 cities/region were represented at the meeting on 13 October 2016 in Brussels – out of which 5 were CIVITAS-ELIPITIC partner cities (Barcelona, Bremen, Brussels, London and Warsaw).
The coordinator of the CIVITAS-ELIPTIC project, Michael Glotz-Richter from the City of Bremen, stressed the needs for intensified research, technical development and integrated demonstration activities on the European level: “there is some uncertainty on operator’s level about the various technology paths. We don’t yet have the...
Cleaner transport for sustainable cities
On 15 September 2016, the Sustainable Mobility Exhibition was inaugurated during the Mobility Debate.
During the debate, Umberto Guida (Director of Research & Innovation, UITP) highlighted: Sustainable cities cannot exist without sustainable mobility. Apart from the shift to renewable energy sources, we should not forget about the shift towards more sustainable transport modes like public transport. It plays an indispensable role to make the cities liveable and less polluted.
To celebrate the European Mobility Week, the exhibition features sustainable mobility solutions on cubes displayed at the Esplanade of the European Parliament. After 21 September, the cubes will be moved in front...