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.
The main objectives of ELIPTIC were:
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.
We managed the project together with the City of Bremen and carried out the ELIPTIC Twinning Programme and User Forum, thus ensuring Europe-wide transferability. Our role was also to lead on the process evaluation and host a series of webinars on different topics related to bus electrification and charging approaches.