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25 Oct 2016

I-CVUE Project: the perspective of electric-taxis

Antwerp | IRU event | Invitation only

IRU Projects announces the third I-CVUE Workshop on electric taxis.

Taxis are an essential part of mobility, circulating constantly. However, this also means that they produce emissions. The taxi sector makes the ideal testing ground for new technologies. Several European cities have already instituted a low-emissions zones and this will grow fast. Taxis have an interest to be prepared for it from today.





SESSION 1: The experience of Belgium in the deployment of electric taxis


Welcome from The City of Antwerp: the future of electric taxi in the city

Koen Kennis, Vice-Mayor of the city of Antwerp


Welcome and overview of  I-CVUE and IRU Lighthouse for electric taxis

Monica Giannini (IRU Projects)

10:30 - 10:45

The role of the Belgium taxi association in the E-Taxi project in the Flemish Region and next steps

Pierre Steenberghen – GTL National Taxi Association Belgium

10:45 - 11:00

Outcomes of the Flemish E-Taxi project: Report on taxi’s carbon footprint, guidelines for e-taxi adoption

Bart Dumoulin - Bond Beter Leefmilieu

11:00 - 11:15

The experience of a taxi company in deployment of electric taxis

Speaker from DTM (TBC)

11:15 – 11:30

The experience of a city in the deployment of e-taxis

Tim Asperges, City of Leuven mobility-adviser

11:30 - 11:50

Coffee Break


SESSION 2: What is the state of play in European countries on adoption of electric taxis

11:50 – 12:05

EV for use in Taxi operations: the e-taxi project in Vienna

Christian Holzhauser, Taxi 40100 - Vienna

12:05 - 12:20

Electric taxis in the Netherlands

Jantine Vochteloo, KNV Taxis, Netherlands

12:20 – 12:35

Electric-taxis in Luxemburg: new restrictions and first reaction from the taxi industry

Olivier Gallé, Colux, Luxembourg

12:35 – 12:50

The state of play of electro-mobility in European cities

Ivo Cré, POLIS

12:50 – 13:50



SESSION 3: Boundary conditions and technology innovation

13:50 - 14:05

Trends on electro-mobility in Europe

Bert Witkamp, Secretary General AVERE

14:05 - 14:20

Incentives for electric vehicles and a tool for TCO calculation from the I-CVUE project

Harm Weken – FIER

14:20 - 14:35

Vehicle Innovation: extended ranges in new cars

Patrick Oosterveld, BYD Europe

14:35 – 14:50

The influence of local policies to support electric mobility on e-taxi deployment

Hanna Hüging– Wuppertal Institut

14:50 – 15:05

Innovation in the taxi sector: IRU’s global taxi network, UpTop

Sonila Metushi (IRU)

15:05 – 15:20

Next steps: IRU Lighthouse for Electric Taxis

Monica Giannini (IRU Projects)

15:20 - 16:00

Debate and conclusions

Monica Giannini moderator, IRU Projects