Project Details

ELIPTIC

The ELIPTIC project addressed the topic of transforming the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles in urban areas and aimed at analysing the potentials for upgrading and/or regenerating electric public transport systems (i.e. trolleybus, tram, light rail and metro) while ensuring the safe integration of electric vehicles into infrastructure, in line with the trend towards electromobility.

ELIPTIC

Project details

Duration 06/2015 - 05/2018

Website http://www.eliptic-project.eu/

Coordinator City of Bremen

Project goal

The main objectives of ELIPTIC were:

  • Safe integration of ebuses into existing electric PT infrastructure:
    • (re)charging ebuses “en route” (e.g. trolleybus operated on tram infrastructure) or on the spot (battery buses/ hybrids charged from trolleybus, tram, metro network);
    • upgrading trolleybus networks with battery buses or trolley hybrids (diesel bus substitution);
  • Upgrading and/or regenerating electric public transport systems (flywheel, reversible substations)
    • analyse smart energy management concepts for (existing) electric public transport networks
  • Multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure: safe (re)charging of non-public transport vehicles (pedelecs, electric cars/ taxis, utility trucks)
    • analyse the potential of existing electric public transport infrastructure to become a backbone for smart electromobility

Results

The ELIPTIC partner cities of Bremen (DE), London (UK), Brussels (BE), Barcelona (ES), Warsaw (PL), Leipzig (DE), Oberhausen (DE), Gdynia (PL), Eberswalde (DE), Szeged (HU) and Lanciano (IT) demonstrated an immense number of electric buses and a wide array of technological approaches towards electrification. All results of the ELIPTIC project can be found on the ELIPTIC website.

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult managed the project together with the City of Bremen and carried out the ELIPTIC Twinning Programme and User Forum, thus ensuring Europe-wide transferability. Rupprecht also led on the process evaluation and carried out a webinar series on different topics related to bus electrification and charging approaches.

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