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Easily diStributed Personal RapId Transit

Objective

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’ 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.

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 243 963,75

Participants (20)

LYON SMART DESIGN
France
EU contribution
€ 454 125
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42 Chemin De Moulin Carron
61130 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEADEC ENGINEERING GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 644 779,24
Address
Aue 23-27
09112 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAR-UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 421 000
Address
Unit 29 Nottingham South & Wilford Industrial Esta Ton Lane
NG11 7EP Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RPH S.R.L.

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 107,26
Address
Via E Mattei 2
42040 Campegine Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICAL STUDIO
France
EU contribution
€ 561 062,50
Address
Rn7 Les Bezards Boismorand
45290 Nogent-sur-vernisson
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIRST SOMERSET & AVON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 437,50
Address
Enterprise House, Easton Road
BS5 0DZ Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 87 937,50
Address
20-22 Rue Le Peletier
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AJUNTAMENT DE L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 114 187,50
Address
Placa De L Ajuntament 11
08901 L Hospitalet De Llobregat
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DAVIDSON PETER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 664,54
Address
The Granary Marshcroft Lane
HP23 5QN Tring Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
VECTOS (SOUTH) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 210 025
Address
Tottenham Court Road 97 Network Building
WIT 4TP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 152,50
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT VEDECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 73 781,25
Address
23 Bis Allee Des Marronniers
78000 Versailles
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 181 868,75
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUXCONTROL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 81 187,50
Address
Avenue Des Terres Rouges 1
4330 Esch Sur Alzette
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEAM RED DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 437,50
Address
Almstadtstrasse 7
10119 Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRANCE AUTOPARTAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 60 937,50
Address
5 Rue Saint Michel
67000 Strasbourg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLASH BATTERY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 265 830,24
Address
Via Xxv Aprile Ovest 23/A
42049 Sant'ilario D'enza (Re)
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PETER DAVIDSON CONSULTANCY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 388 885,46
Address
3 Kensworth Gate, 200-204 High Street South
LU6 3HS Dunstable
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORMANN VEHICLE ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 384 220,76
Address
Aue 23-27
09112 Chemnitz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)