The ELIPTIC Learning Platform was developed to enlarge the take-up potential of the ELITPIC use cases from the three pillars:
The learning platform includes aggregated results from our use cases, all materials presented during the yearly webinars, as well as a training part for the use of simulation tools.
- ELIPTIC E-Bus Decision Support Tool
ELIPTIC E-Bus Decision Support Tool
The ELIPTIC project partners have created a web-based decision support tool for the electrification of public transport in cities. This will enable public transport operators and city authorities to identify the best options for their transition to a fully clean fleet, and to determine what charging approach is most suitable in their respective situation based on their operational profiles and specific city contexts. References to similar use cases from the ELIPTIC project are provided. Click on the link below in order to access the tool.
- ELIPTIC webinars
The ELIPTIC team conducted a series of webinars to support public transport stakeholders in the development of their electrification plans. For each Use Case pillar one webinar was offered based on concrete project results made by the ELIPTIC partner cities.
- ELIPTIC User Forum
ELIPTIC User Forum
The ELIPTIC User Forum (EUF) consisted of a wide range of public transport practitioners selected from both Public Transport Operators (PTO) and Public Transport Authorities (PTA) on the basis of their substantial expertise and many years of experience in the sector. EUF Members assisted in the development of the project by evaluating the ELIPTIC activities, validating of the project results and participating in debates, discussion and assessment exercises on major issues raised during the project. EUF members met bi-annually to provide updates on the advancement of their project-relevant electric mobility initiatives. By sharing experiences, members not only assisted in the project, but also benefited from face-to-face knowledge transfers. Moreover, thanks to the members' feedback, the ELIPTIC project was able to adapt the results to the needs of PTAs and PTOs.
- Background and context of the ELIPTIC project - The Factor 100 campaign
Background and context of the ELIPTIC project - The Factor 100 campaign
Public transport in Europe has excellent environmental credentials and important progress has been made in increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption in the last years. Bus fleets, for example, have been at the forefront of testing alternative fuels for years and the electrification of public transport ranges from 40 to 50%, while some conutries even reach 66% (Germany) due to large tram, light rail, metro and trolleybus systems.
Further electrification of public transport in combination with green electricity production may further improve this situation. Investments in electrifying public transport have a particularly high impact since public transport vehicles have extremely long operating hours, e.g. 16 hours per day for urban buses, compared with less than one hour per day for conventional cars. A single 18m urban bus consumes annually about 40,000 litres Diesel - equivalent to more than 100 tons CO2!