The key motivation for the Urban Living Lab Center and Hubs is the vision to combine capacity building and local implementation support for the transition towards sustainable cities. Thematic areas include socio-economic, legal, financial, political and institutional feasibility of integrated urban transition strategies. This aims to link academic studies and the collaboration with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders on concrete implementation actions. The ambition in this respect is to enable and support the implementation of tangible implementation actions in cities internationally.
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The public transport operator (Hochbahn) will develop an e-scooter sharing system with support of the project (50 e-scooter co-funded by the project and the city), which will aim to test an incentive and pricing scheme that complements the public transport system and coverage rather than competing with it.
Given that by the end of 2020, Madrid will have 93 e-buses running in the city, measures to provide adequate and efficient charging will be needed. Five inductive charging points have already been implemented in the city and the buses to be purchased during 2019 will have the capability of off-board opportunity charging. Thus, the pilot will focus on the following measures:
The multimodal e-mobility hub to be implemented in Quito will be carried out in the Historic Centre of Quito (HCQ), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which aims to become a low- emissions zone (LEZ), primarily accessed by clean public transport vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles.
The planned demo action consists of assisting with the construction of a high-capacity bus depot to charge the existing and planned e-buses overnight, taking advantage of the electricity oversupply and a reduced electricity price at night.
The demonstration in Pasig will focus on integrated and shared urban logistics solutions, as well as investigate the potential for public charging solutions. The activities on-the-ground will also include those that aim at improving the enabling conditions for e-mobility, and enhancing local capacities related to e-mobility.
The demonstration project will focus on boosting the ridership and effectiveness of the currently running BRT and the forthcoming metro rail. The project will be a win-win for both public transport and e mobility.
In Kathmandu, a demonstration action will contribute to create an ecosystem for electric mobility in Kathmandu by demonstrating different EVs to enhance public transport, as well as suitable charging solutions and related services.
The demonstration action of the SOLUTIONSplus project in Kigali focuses on electric moility for last-mile connectivity. It has a systemic approach integrating public transport bus services with electrified feeder services provided by electric moto-taxis and electric shared bicycles.
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The e-3-wheelers (newly built 50 imported/provided by DART and 10 newly built with Valeo components), will be an integral part of public transport. Under SOLUTIONSplus, the deployment of e-3 wheelers will happen at 5 DART stations considering urban locations.