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e-mobiliTI - Penetrazione della mobilità elettrica individuale in Ticino: un approccio partecipativo

Acronym e-mobiliTI

Abstract The diffusion of electric vehicles is today the most promising opportunity for shifting our energy sources and thus ending the dependency on fossil fuels in the mobility sector. More generally, it is an important leverage for the transition to a more sustainable society. In the last few years technology made huge progresses: with reference to the Ticino Canton the electric car could cover more than 80% of personal mobility requirements. In spite of such a potential for the substitution of traditional vehicles, electric vehicles penetration is still hindered by infrastructural and behavioural barriers. e-mobiliTI aims at: ? investigating the opportunities for the penetration of individual electric mobility in the Ticino Canton; ? identifying the socio-cultural and infrastructural factors to support the transition to new mobility models; ? exploring new technologies for data collection and analysis. Twenty sample families in the Lugano area will be monitored in all their trips and will test new ways of mobility: electric bicycles and cars, car and bike-sharing, public means of transport. In order to deeply investigate reasons for the trips and the choices of the means of transport, e-mobiliTI will rely on both automatic data-gathering tech-niques and qualitative discussion in working groups. Elements gathered during the testing phase will allow to identify the socio-cultural and infrastructural factors that can be exploited to favour the transition to new mobility models in the Ticino Canton. The project will therefore produce a set of guidelines that will be made available to the Cantonal and Mu-nicipal authorities and to the sector operators for direct implementation. e-mobiliTI started in May 2012 and will last for 24 months. Preliminary intermediate results are expected by summer 2013, at the end of the monitoring activities of the present mobility habits of the sample families.

SUPSI Organisations Involved Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Institute of Information Systems and Networking
Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care
Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment

People involved Davide Rivola, Anna Foerster, Lorenzo Sommaruga, Roman Rudel, Luca Pampuri, Pasqualina Cavadini, Emiliano Soldini, Giorgio Corani, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli

Managers Francesca Cellina

Date of Project Start 1 May 2012

Date of Project Completion 30 April 2014