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Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit

ESPRIT

Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit

Call for proposal: 
H2020-GV-2014
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Today, transportation both to/from city-centres and within peri-urban areas, is unsatisfactory in terms of congestion, environmental and societal aspects. To answer identified needs, the Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit (ESPRIT) project aims to develop a purpose-built, light weight L6 category electric vehicle that can be stacked together to gain space. Thanks to pioneering coupling systems, up to 8 ESPRIT vehicles can be nested together in a road train, 7 being towed for an efficient redistribution of fleets and a smartly-balanced and cost efficient transport system. Within the project, 2 user scenarios are foreseen: a one-way carsharing system within city centres and a last-kilometre personal mobility system to existing public transport infrastructures in peri-urban areas. These will be tested through 3 different geographical use cases (Glasgow, Lyon and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat near Barcelona).

 

This innovative transport system concept will be demonstrated to TRL5 though state-of-the-art developments of diverse technological bricks (including vehicle and road train architecture, coupling and guiding systems, kinetic and dynamic behaviour management systems, efficient energy supply and rapid charge battery strategies). To prove the ESPRIT concept, the project will also work on modelling and simulation tools to predict, once ESPRIT vehicles are deployed, the economic, social and environmental benefits as well as key operating strategies.

 

This concept will incite citizens to use public transport and carsharing solutions rather than their private vehicles leading to seamless intermodal transport, decongestion, significant reduction of noise and air pollution. To reach all stakeholders, the ESPRIT project will not only rely on its technical expertise but also on the knowledge and network of its end user community represented by several partners as well as the Advisor Board which includes carsharing organisations, public authorities and transport operators.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Address: 
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
EU Contribution: 
€2,243,964
Partner Organisations: 

The University Court Of The University Of Aberdeen

Address: 
King's College Regent Walk
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€321,153

Far-Uk Ltd

Address: 
UNIT 29 NOTTINGHAM SOUTH & WILFORD INDUSTRIAL ESTA TON LANE
NOTTINGHAM
NG11 7EP
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€421,000

First Somerset & Avon Limited

Address: 
Enterprise House, Easton Road
Bristol
BS5 0DZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€75,438

Team Red Deutschland Gmbh

Address: 
Almstadtstrasse 7
10119 Berlin
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€150,438

Fondation Partenarial Mov'eotec

Address: 
AVENUE DE PARIS 55
78000 VERSAILLES
France
EU Contribution: 
€73,781

Peter Davidson Consultancy Limited

Address: 
3 KENSWORTH GATE, 200-204 HIGH STREET SOUTH
DUNSTABLE
LU6 3HS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€388,885

Kaitek Srl

Address: 
VIA ENRICO FERMI 29
42049 SANT'ILARIO D'ENZA (RE)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€265,830

Leadec Engineering Gmbh

Address: 
AUE 23-27
09112 CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€2,029,000

France Autopartage

Address: 
5 RUE SAINT MICHEL
67000 STRASBOURG
France
EU Contribution: 
€60,938

Ajuntament De L'hospitalet De Llobregat

Address: 
Plaça De L'ajuntament 11
8901 Hospitalet De Llobregat
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€114,188

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche

Address: 
Piazzale Aldo Moro
185 Roma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€216,000

Technical Studio

Address: 
RN7 LES BEZARDS BOISMORAND
45290 NOGENT-SUR-VERNISSON
France
EU Contribution: 
€561,063

Arttic

Address: 
58A rue du Dessous des Berges
75013 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€181,869

Vectos (South) Limited

Address: 
TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD 97 NETWORK BUILDING
LONDON
WIT 4TP
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€210,025

Luxcontrol Sa

Address: 
AVENUE DES TERRES ROUGES 1
4330 ESCH SUR ALZETTE
Luxembourg
EU Contribution: 
€81,188

Keolis

Address: 
20-22 RUE LE PELETIER
75009 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€87,938

Rph S.r.l.

Address: 
VIA E MATTEI 2
42040 CAMPEGINE RE
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€49,107

Davidson Peter

Address: 
THE GRANARY MARSHCROFT LANE
TRING
HP23 5QN
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€10,665

Lyon Smart Design

Address: 
42 CHEMIN DE MOULIN CARRON
61130 ECULLY
France
EU Contribution: 
€454,125
Technologies: 
Development phase: