With a fleet of over 12,500 e-vehicles, SZBG is the world’s largest electric bus and taxi company. Their visit, which lasted from 6-11 December, forms part of the project’s China-EU cross-fertilisation activities.
In the last years, flexibility has indeed been one of the most discussed topics related to EU energy systems: its complexity has however allowed simplistic views to flourish at the expense of some necessary measures crucial to ensure a successful transition to a digitalised and a flexible energy system with active customers at its centre.
More than 150 attendees, speakers and panelists at E.DSO’s event had the opportunity today to discuss what is, according to them and based on research and evidence, the underlying “Truth about Flexibility”.
The CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project sites of Limassol (Cyprus) and Rethymno (Greece) received a prestigious visitor in December 2018 all the way from China: the Shenzhen Bus Group (SZBG).
The E-Mobility revolution is undeniable. The International Energy Agency expects the number of electric cars on the road to increase from 2 million in 2016 to 70 million in 2025. Which impact will this have on Ecodesign, the Circular Economy, Recycling and Raw Materials Supply? At EMCE 2019, the industry will present its latest services, technologies and future designs in the field of E-Mobility, Power Distribution and Energy Storage. Meet all the industry’s stakeholders in a spacious Exhibition parallel to the Conference and experience Demo Rides with participants and media on Tokyo’s roads.
Automated driving and shared mobility could dramatically reshape road transport over the coming decades, with major implications for vehicle electrification and the broader electricity system. But can we assume that shared and/or autonomous vehicles of the future will be electric?
Can highly automated vehicles fare better than traditional cars in traffic gridlock conditions? Cooperation between vehicle intelligent transport systems via connected vehicles may provide a solution.
Automated vehicles are on the way, and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) sees satellite navigation as a core technology that will help to ensure their safe operation. At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the GSA shared its space with the ‘ESCAPE’ project, an EU-funded initiative that has developed a unique positioning module for autonomous or semi-autonomous driving.
Automated vehicles are often lauded as the solution to Europe’s congested road networks due to their ability to drive closer together and at higher speeds than humans can do safely. Without an unpredictable person behind the wheel, these robotic automobiles should be able to keep traffic flowing more smoothly.