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Designing useR centric E-kickscooters & business models for Enhancing interModality

Project description

Introducing a safe and smart micromobility means of urban transport

Intermodal passenger transport is a highly efficient mobility solution for greater sustainability in contemporary urban environments. Light, low-occupancy vehicles with smart features seem to be the key element in intermodality in the city. The EU-funded DREEM project aims at finalising and testing a safer and modular electric kick scooter for personal urban and suburban mobility. The project will focus on the enhancement of the vehicle’s innovative profile in terms of modularity, foldability and improved safety and on the development of new business models and circular economy applications.


The use of different and optimally combined transport modes in a seamless way is one of the key challenges to achieve greater sustainability in smart cities transport systems. Each mode of transport has its own advantages and satisfies different mobility purposes and needs. The core of new electrified microvehicle concept is to combine design and user needs for an easier usage within traditional transportation modes (e.g. public transport) in both urban and suburban areas.
The project aims at finalizing and testing a safer and modular electric kick scooter (e-KS) for personal urban and suburban mobility. It presents 2 main innovation levels: on the vehicle side with the development of new features in term of modularity, foldability and improved safety; on the systemic side, the consortium will study and present (a) new business model(s) for a win-win situation for all stakeholders. The consortium relies on the extensive experience of consortium partners, on key learnings of on-going projects (e.g. H2020 STARS, CIVITAS Eccentric, IMOVE, STEVE, EU-LIVE), main partner core business (Bumpair for safety, Elaphe & Domel for in-wheel motor and motor controls) and on the inputs from an Advisory Group within the project that will involve representatives from mobility managers, local and city administrators and standardization and certification bodies.
Once users’ needs have been identified and analysed, DREEM aims to test a 3-wheel electric kick scooter in three (3) different pilot cases. Dissemination of key mobility patterns and best practices will be part of the project. While starting with vehicle design and vehicle architecture, the proposal will also explore the feasibility of innovative business models and circular economy.

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Net EU contribution
€ 460 818,75
10129 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 797 968,75

Participants (9)