ESPRIT2GO – Easily Distributed Personal Rapid Transit 2 go (Seed Money)

Project description

The idea of the seed money project ESPRIT2GO stems from the project ESPRIT, which is currently being implemented under the Green Vehicle Initiative of HORIZON2020 (project implementation time: 2015-2018). The project addresses the field of personal rapid transit (PRT), a rapidly growing field of shared mobility, by the use of electric vehicles that are said to be the future of the urban mobility by reducing pollution and decreasing dependence on fossil fuel.
The ESPRIT2GO project intends to implement at least 2 pilots (building on the idea of the towable road trains easily distributed and collected by the fleet operator): one in Świnoujśćie (the Swina river mouth) and another location is still to be decided (the Oresund region is identified as a place with high potential for PRT) – the purpose of the seed money project is to identify locations with high potential for pilot investments in sustainable transport services.

Project total eligible budget
39 712,50 EUR
33 755,63 EUR
Project start date
01 Sep 2016
Project end date
31 Dec 2016
Lead partner
Name: Municipality of Świnoujśćie
Address: ul. Wojska Polskiego 1/5, 72-600 Świnoujście
Region/Subregion: Szczeciński
Country: Poland
Project partner
Name: Innovation Centre of the Maritime Academy Szczecin
Address: ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2/074, 70-500 Szczecin
Region/Subregion: Miasto Szczecin
Country: Poland
Name: Research GmbH, University of Wismar, Competence Center for rural Mobility
Address: Alter Holzhafen 19, 23966 Wismar
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg
Country: Germany
Category of intervention
043 Clean urban transport infrastructure and promotion (including equipment and rolling stock)