ELIPTIC aims to develop new use concepts and business cases in order to optimise existing electric infrastructure and rolling stock, saving both money and energy. The project strengthens the role of electric public transport, leading to reduced fossil fuel consumption and improved air quality.
To achieve this goal, ELIPTIC analyse 23 use cases within 11 cities (Barcelona, Bremen, Brussels, Eberswalde, Gdynia, Lanciano, Leipzig, London, Oberhausen, Szeged, Warsaw) and in three thematic pillars. The project will support uptake and exploitation of results by developing guidelines and tools for upgrading and regenerating electric public transport systems. ELIPTIC also advocates for an electric public transport sector at the political level and helps develop political support for the electrification of public transport across Europe. With a strong focus on end users, ELIPTIC use case analyses focus on three thematic pillars:
- safe integration of e-buses into existing electric public transport infrastructure through recharging them “en route” and upgrading trolleybus networks with battery buses or trolley hybrids and automatic wiring/de-wiring technology
- smart energy management upgrade of electric public transport systems for rail
- multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure, e.g. for safe recharging of non-public transport vehicles.