As the world moves towards cleaner sources of fuel in the pursuit of reducing emissions, electric powered transportation is a sustainable alternative that is more cost-efficient and energy-efficient than traditional gas-powered vehicles. Enel X is looking for solutions that can leverage its current offerings, increase the citizen experience, and enhance the company’s return on investment. Successful proposals must integrate with pre-existing services, but should not duplicate what is currently available – see list of Out of Scope items below. Furthermore, for large scale adoption of electric mobility to be successful, there needs to be collaboration between companies and local authorities to oversee the implementation of new technological solutions. To learn more about Enel X and electric public transportation, click here.
Enel X is searching for solutions that can enrich the current eBus proposition (e.g. eVehicles, charging stations) with further services granting added value to customers. One example of a desirable solution is a decision support system for Public Transport Planning, based on Open Data (i.e. Digital solution able to define Urban Plan for Sustainable Mobility).
OUT OF SCOPE:
- Traffic Light Management systems for operations and maintenance (O&M)
- Intelligent Transport System solutions
- Digital advertising
- Vehicle telematics solutions, ticketing systems and fleet management software
- Service management and efficiency (i.e. EV Smart Charging Systems)
- Camera/VideoAnalysis based traffic monitoring
- Public Transport Electrification simulators
- Charging Stations
- Mobile app for Trip Planning
- Car/Bike sharing solutions
- Rewarding/gamification apps for end users
Submissions must address the following Solution Requirements.
- Both Hardware and Software Solutions must be validated and implemented into at least one of the target countries (focus is EU/LATAM/US), and compliant with specific local public administration requirements and regulations;
- Interoperability with pre-existing services (i.e. Hardware Solution must integrate seamlessly and be able to leverage synergies with most common eBus models);
- New synergic ancillary services, that can empower existing Enel X core eBus offering (charging stations, smart charging systems, digital services like City Analytics and VideoAnalysis, smart infrastructures like smart shelter/smart bus stops);
- Software Solutions must be high interoperable (microservices, APIs) and potentially integrate easily with Enel X pre-existing platforms (Public lighting, charging station, Enel X platform for public administration);
- Solution that leverages the electric vector/Enel X eBus offering to generate operational savings and additional benefit for public transport companies, thereby increasing value in terms of service management and/or efficiency;
- Technology readiness level (TLR) between 7 and 9.
The submitted proposal should contain two parts:
1. Collaboration Proposal including:
a. A technical description of a solution (measurement system and method used) with an explanation of how the Solver proposes to address all of the Solution Requirements. The Seeker desires a solution with a minimum technology readiness level (TRL) of 7 and Solvers should provide enough information to indicate that their solution achieves this level. The Solver can withhold proprietary details, if necessary, but should provide convincing evidence for Enel X to appreciate the merits of the approach and to allow for a feasibility evaluation. The detailed description of the solution should include, but is not limited to:
· Technical specifications of the system;
· Description of the activities required and an estimate of the cost for installation and integration;
· Any evidence for the application and existing use cases;
· Advantages and potential weaknesses of the proposed solution.
b. A brief discussion of capabilities, facilities/equipment, and relevant expertise for executing the proposed solution. The Solver should explain what they can provide and what might be required of the Seeker. For example: “I can construct a prototype, but I would need the Seeker to help with scale up and distribution”;
c. An overview of the proposed path forward (materials, deliverables, timelines, cost estimates);
d. Data, patent, journal references, or any additional material that supports the proposed solution.
2. General Information about the Solver including:
a. The key contact person for this Challenge (including phone number and email address).
b. Organization/Company/University name and address (including website, if available)
(NOTE: For most Challenges, Solvers are not allowed to include personal contact information; however, for an eRFP Challenge, it is required.)
[NOTE: Only proposals from Solvers who have the ability to work as a collaboration partner will be considered.]