Co-design workshop in Bollate

On December 13, 2019, there was the second Co-design Workshop of the I-SharE LIFE project at the Solvay site with Beta Users and company fleet managers who tested the electric car sharing service. Employees of the companies involved and commuters worked together with the Italian project partners, coordinated by the Poliedra Consortium of the Politecnico di Milano, to improve the service and the tools to use it.

Codesign workshop in Bergamo

Yesterday, November 19th 2019, the first Co-design Workshop of the I-SharE LIFE project was held at the Municipality of Bergamo with Beta Users who tested the electric car sharing service. Employees of the Municipality, students of the University of Bergamo and local stakeholders worked together with the project partners, coordinated by Poliedra (Polytechnic University of Milan), to improve the service offered.

I-SharE in a video

A videoclip made for the Ecomondo 2019 fair held in Rimini.

I-SharE presentation

Ecomondo is the most accredited platform for southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, for the exploitation and recycling of materials and for the large industry of the future, also called Green Economy, which owes its success to a weighted and rewarding balance between sales dimension and technical-scientific dimension, with considerable space dedicated to INNOVATION in the Green Economy sector.

Technical Workshop in Italy

The Technical Workshop in Italy was held on the 19th June 2019 in Milan at the Palazzo Lombardia. The workshop was attended by about 73 delegates from several stakeholder as local administrations, PTOs (public transport operators), PTAs (public transport authorities), manufacturers, industry and universities representatives as well as consultants.

The purpose of the Technical Workshop aimed to increase the visibility of the project, to raise local interest and improve local understanding of the project and of the five I-SharE LIFE Business Model, finally and generally to stimulate public’s interest towards I-Share Life Project.

The workshop was structured in different sessions:

  • Introduction and welcome: the workshop started with a welcome from FNM and ASSTRA President and two speech from Lombardia Region and European Commission
  • I-SharE LIFE Project: this section focused on the I-SharE LIFE  project contents with a deeply explanation of the five business models, the principal functionality of the project software, and the activities about Public awareness and results dissemination.
  • Round Table: Debate among Stakeholder on the project themes.
  • Working Groups: All stakeholders, that attended to the afternoon session, were divided into the five groups. Five Table were organized, one for each business models in order to debate about model innovations and user needs , barriers, overcomes, Mechanisms to support the introduction of models , recommendations and suggestions for replicating and transferring models in other contexts, lessons to learn.

Documentation on the Workshop, including all I-SharE Partners’ presentations , can be downloaded from the “Documenti” web page.

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Introduction and Welcome
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Greetings from European Commission – LIFE Program
I-SharE LIFE Partners' speeches
I-SharE partners’ speeches on I-SharE LIFE project
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Debate with Stakeholders
Sessione pomeridiana “Gruppi di lavoro”
Afternoon Session: Workgroups

I-SharE LIFE at the 15th ASSTRA national conference

During the 15th National Conference on local public transport “R-Evolution – Public transport: route for the future” (Rome, 13 and 14 February 2019) ASSTRA has planned and conducted “dissemination” actions related to the I-SharE LIFE project.

Taking advantage of the importance of the event in the Italian public transport market, also in terms of number and type of participants, ASSTRA introduced the project, the involved companies and the first achieved results through a roll up, an information brochure and a slide presentation.

During the conference – which has been visited, in the two days, by 450 people representing transport companies, independent authorities, local and national political-institutional interlocutors, companies producing services and goods, associations, banking and financial organizations, Universities, Foundations, Research Istitutions – the following Tweet has been published on ASSTRA Twitter profile.

“Diffusi, durante il 15° convegno nazionale sul #trasporto #pubblico i primi risultati del progetto I-SharE LIFE  coordinato da @FNM_Group in partnership con ASSTRA, E-Vai, Nordcom, Poliedra, @Dyvolve , #Osijek: #mobilità condivisa, integrata, #sostenibile”

Here’s the link at the presentation held (PDF format).

Four electric cars for the fleet of the Municipality of Bergamo

In the evening and at the weekend they will be car-sharing service

Bergamo will experiment an innovative model of electric car sharing on its municipal ground. As a demonstration site of the European project “LIFE ENV I-SharE: innovative sharing solutions for small and medium urban areas”, the Municipality of Bergamo has decided to invest about 40,000 euros for the supply of 4 state-of-the-art electric cars.

Starting from April, 4 Renault Zoe R90 Intens, with a nominal autonomy of 400 km, will be shared between municipal administration and citizenship. These cars will be part of the municipal fleet from 8.00 to 18.00 from Monday to Friday and they will become usable by all citizens from 18.00 to 8.00 and for the entire duration of Saturday and holidays.

The partner identified for this service is E-Vai, a member of the FNM group already active in car sharing business throughout Lombardy. Since 2011 E-Vai offers the first electric car sharing service with regional diffusion and integrated with rail transport. It boasts a fleet of vehicles of the latest generation with low environmental impact; 90% of car fleet is completely electric and the remaining vehicles are hybrid cars. Thanks to about 100 E-Vai points present in strategic places (airports, stations, squares, hospitals, universities) in more than 30 locations in Lombardy., E-Vai offers services not only for citizens, but also for companies, both private and public, as a tool for improving and reducing the costs of business mobility.

“With this project – explains the Councilor for Mobility Stefano Zenoni – various objectives and numerous new elements are pursued. First of all, 4 electric cars will be made available to citizens, as well as cars that can be rented on request in the 4 E-Vai Points in Bergamo. Furthermore, the Municipality is experimenting with a model that could have interesting developments in the future, ie that of sharing its fleet of vehicles with fellow citizens. For a small-medium city, where car sharing systems struggle to develop for mere private initiative and at the same time the available resources are limited, this hybridization can be a positive turning point. The sharing economy is therefore also declined in sharing the means of the institutions with their citizens. Finally, the Municipality, – concludes Zenoni – abandons the logic of the purchase of its vehicles in favor of a service supply, thus guaranteeing the continuous updating of its vehicles to vehicles with low environmental impact. ”

“We are happy to realize here in the city of Bergamo the first demonstration site of the European I-SharE Life Project – commented Augusto De Castro, E-Vai Managing Director – The Municipality has made available to incorporate a particularly innovative electric car sharing model , which is based on the sharing of the cars of its fleet with the citizens, according to different time bands of use and compatible with each other. This is a concrete and effective solution to promote mobility that is less impacting on the environment, thanks to the use of electric vehicles, but with important benefits also from the point of view of economic sustainability for all those involved. This model we are creating here in Bergamo, is easily replicable in small-medium sized contexts with a high demand for mobility that are not reached by the big car-sharing operators. ”