ELIPTIC workshops in Barcelona and Oberhausen
ELIPTIC continues work on business cases for the electrification of public transport in cities.
With the workshops in Barcelona and Oberhausen, the ELIPTIC partner RWTH Aachen, supported by the coordination team City of Bremen, Rupprecht Consult and UITP, kicked off the 2nd series of workshops, which are a main part of the work on development schemes and business cases (WP4) in ELIPTIC. After having gained a better understanding of the respective use case scenarios, aims and approaches during the first workshop series, the second series now aims at exchanging views on the progress of the transformation process from use case to business case, the presentation of first results of the simulations of use cases as well as discussing related analysis and the final business case framework and its parameters.
In order to evaluate technical solutions and identify promising business cases, RWTH Aachen applies a software based e-bus planning approach and the workshops are an important input for the aim of the development schemes and business cases work package in ELIPTIC to assist the transformation of the respective use case scenarios into business cases, resulting in implementations with convincing positive financial, technical and functional feasibility.
eLIPTIC is a European innovation and research project to test innovative approaches to the electrification of public transport in 20 so called “use cases” across 11 European cities. The next ELIPTIC Partner and User Forum meetings will take place in Oberhausen on 29 to 31 May 2017.