Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2015 to 31.05.2018
EU contribution:
5.988.745,35 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636012.  


Efficient Additivated Gasoline Lean Engine


The overall aim of ELIPTIC is to develop new use concepts and business cases to optimise existing electric infrastructure and rolling stock, saving both money and energy. ELIPTIC will advocate electric public transport sector at the political level and help develop political support for the electrification of public transport across Europe. ELIPTIC looks at three thematic pillars:

  • Safe integration of ebuses into existing electric PT infrastructure through (re)charging ebuses “en route”, upgrading trolleybus networks with battery buses or trolleyhybrids and automatic wiring/de-wiring technology
  • Upgrading and/or regenerating electric public transport systems (flywheel, reversible substations)
  • Multi-purpose use of electric public transport infrastructure: safe (re)charging of non-public transport vehicles (pedelecs, electric cars/ taxis, utility trucks)


  • Freie Hansestadt Bremen, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Union Internationale des Transports Publics, Belgium
  • Bremer Straßenbahn AG, Germany
  • Transport for London, United Kingdom
  • Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Transports de Barcelona, S.A., Spain
  • Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe Sp. z o.o., Poland
  • Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) GmbH, Germany
  • Szegedi Közlekedési Kft., Hungary
  • Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Trolejbusowej Sp z o.o., Poland
  • Barnimer Busgesellschaft mbH, Germany
  • STOAG Stadtwerke Oberhausen GmbH, Germany
  • Societa' Unica Abruzzese di Trasporto S.p.a. Unipersonale, Italy
  • Ferrovia Adriatico Sangritana, Italy (Participation ended)
  • Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Hungary
  • Uniwersytet Gdański, Poland
  • Przemysłowy Instytut Motoryzacji, Poland
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria, Spain
  • Consorci Centre d’innovació del Transport, Spain (Participation ended)
  • Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, S.A., Spain
  • POLIS – Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services, Association Internationale, Belgium
  • Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen, Germany
  • ASSTRA – Associazione Trasporti, Italy
  • TrolleyMotion – Verein zur Förderung moderner Trolleybussysteme, Austria
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, United Kingdom
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
  • Vossloh Kiepe GmbH, Germany
  • Ziehl-Abegg S.E., Germany
  • Irizar, S. Coop, Spain
  • Solaris Bus & Coach S.A., Poland
  • Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH, Germany