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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.
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EU Contribution

€ 2 243 963,75

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LYON SMART DESIGN

France

EU Contribution

€ 454 125

LEADEC ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 644 779,24

FAR-UK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 421 000

RPH S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 49 107,26

TECHNICAL STUDIO

France

EU Contribution

€ 561 062,50

FIRST SOMERSET & AVON LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 75 437,50

KEOLIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 87 937,50

AJUNTAMENT DE L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 114 187,50

DAVIDSON PETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 10 664,54

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 216 000

VECTOS (SOUTH) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 210 025

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 321 152,50

FONDATION PARTENARIAL MOV'EOTEC

France

EU Contribution

€ 73 781,25

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 181 868,75

LUXCONTROL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 81 187,50

TEAM RED DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 150 437,50

FRANCE AUTOPARTAGE

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 937,50

KAITEK SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 265 830,24

PETER DAVIDSON CONSULTANCY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 388 885,46

HORMANN VEHICLE ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 384 220,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653395

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    31 October 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 996 591,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 996 591,25

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France