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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
ELIPTIC holds first User Forum workshop in Berlin
Public transport operators, authorities and cities met on 13 November in Berlin to discuss the needs and requirements for optimizing electric public transport in the ELIPTIC User Forum.
This first workshop served as an introduction to the ELIPTIC project and brought together participants seen as frontrunners in electric public transport. Via the User Forum, the ELIPTIC project will follow the progress made in these cities and will enlarge the assessment and validation of the ELIPTIC concepts and results.
The workshop started with a welcome note and department presentation by the host, Technical University of Berlin, delivered by Prof. Dietmar Goehlich. In the run up to the workshop, all...
ELIPTIC holds partner meeting and local workshops in Leipzig and Eberswalde
Between 9 – 12 November 2015, the ELIPTIC partners came together for a succesful consortium meeting in Leipzig, Germany. In addition, two ELIPTIC local technical workshops were organised in conjunction with the 10-11 November partner meeting, namely on 9 November 2015 in Leipzig and on 12 November in Eberswalde.
Eleven twin cities selected to join ELIPTIC
A call was widely circulated in August and September to select the ELIPTIC “Twin cities” in addition to the eleven partner cities already in the project. Out of over 22 applications, the ELIPTIC Project Management Group selected 11 to join ELIPTIC as twin cities.