Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Bicar : sharing mobility for the last mile
Authors: Dennig, Hans-Jörg
Sauter-Servaes, Thomas
Hoppe, Merja
Burri, Adrian
Conference details: 1st Light Electric Vehicle Summit, Barcelona, Spain, 20-21 September 2016
Issue Date: 2016
Language: English
Subjects: Mobility; Sharing; Mobilität
Subject (DDC): 
Abstract: Increasing urbanisation and the threat of climate change call for new strategies for more sustainable urban transportation systems. Bicar represents a unique, pioneering project, created under the leadership of the Centre for Product and Process Development of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in cooperation with numerous partners and mobility experts. The Bicar mobility concept shows how urban mobility can be realised in an efficient and user-centred way – while also being ecologically friendly and energy efficient. In its functions, degree of comfort, and investment costs, the Bicar is positioned between the conventional universal vehicle, the car, and the good weather option, the (e-)bike. Protected from the weather, and electrically powered, it meets the requirements of typical urban transport, while saving space, and it has been designed from the start for use in a vehicle sharing environment. The ZHAW plans to build a test fleet with the capacity of at least 20-50 vehicles as well as the needed infrastructure. The test fleet is to be operated in a town or on a large private company estate in combination with other electric vehicles. Technology providers, researchers, vehicle sharing operators, town planners, investors and mobility enthusiasts are invited to give their support to the Bicar project.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP)
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