Trikala Welcomes Light Electric Vehicles Exposition on Sept. 18



An exposition of light-duty electric vehicles will take place in Trikala, Central Greece, on September 18th as part of the ELVITEN project and the European Mobility Week 2018.

After becoming the first European city to have a driverless bus pilot program in 2015, Trikala continues to be a pioneer in promoting the use of electric, eco-friendly vehicles for comfortable urban transportation.

The ELVITEN project is co-funded by the European Commission through the HORIZON 2020 program and aims to promote the use of EL-Vs such as bicycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles as a comfortable means of transport in cities.

ELVITEN – Flexible Electric Driving for Sustainable Cities is being implemented in six European cities: Trikala, Berlin, Rome, Bari, Genoa, and Malaga.

In Greece, the collaboration of e-trikala is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems Research at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens.

10 light-duty vehicles (5 tricycles and 5 quadricycles) will run in Trikala, either for delivery use or for citizen commuting.

Citizens will be able to use the electric transport means through a dedicated platform that will record their routes and timetable so that the availability of the vehicle and the route can be selected at any time.

The first Workshop for the European program took place in Trikala in April. The project was presented by e-trikala AE executives as well as project partners, while discussions were held on the future of urban mobility in cities and the role of electric vehicles. An online questionnaire survey has already been carried out to gather citizens’ opinions.

With the completion of the program survey, there will be demonstrations of light electric vehicles running for one year in Trikala and the other participating European cities. Citizens can share the vehicles and their use is supported by reservation services, a charging/parking station and apps for collecting points and receiving rewards.

Source: Athens-Macedonian News Agency