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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 04 Sep 2018

Volkswagen launches electromobility car-sharing scheme 'We Share' in Berlin


Under the sub-brand, We Share, Volkswagen are set to introduce a city-level car-sharing scheme, which utilises entirely electric vehicles (EVs). 

Berlin is the first city selected for the scheme roll-out, with a total 1,500 e-Golfs available when the scheme commences. This will be followed by 500 e-up! vehicles in the second quarter of 2019. From 2020, the plan is to replace these vehicles with models from the new VW I.D. range.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Growing popularity for bus, bike and Bahn


How has mobility changed in Germany? The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure studied almost a million journeys made in 2017 by over 156,000 households.

The study found that Germans travel slightly less on an average day compared to 2008, with a drop from 90% to 85%. however, the number of kilometres travelled per journey increased slightly.

The car remains the dominant and popular mode of transport, while bike, bus and train are becoming more popular. The steady growth of individual motorised traffic in the last decades is stagnating.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 25 Jun 2018

Study in Berlin showcases how shifts from car to public transport can work



Most transport professionals in the sector of sustainable urban mobility would probably agree that the chances of encouraging someone to switch mode are higher when their life circumstances change. But why is it that hard for people to switch modes and what determines our behaviour? A research project carried out in Berlin by environmental psychologist Sebastian Bamberg from the FH Bielefeld was dedicated to this topic.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

International Transport Forum Summit 2019

The 2019 Summit on "Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration" will be held from 22 to 24 May 2019 in Leipzig, Germany

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The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the world's largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 18 Jun 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 05 Jun 2018

City of Munich launches on-demand public transport


The transport company of the City of Munich, MVG, is due to start a pilot with on-demand ride sharing in its city centre this summer. Twenty vehicles will operate on-demand. Algorithms will calculate the fastest and efficient journeys, based on the orders of smartphone app users.

The service called IsarTiger won’t have fixed timetables, but will offer tailor-made rides.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 04 Jun 2018

Impact Analysis of Car-Sharing Services and User Behaviour Delivers Interesting Findings in Bremen



In 2017, the City of Bremen commissioned the Berlin Institute to carry out an impact analysis of shared mobility in Bremen as part of the SHARE-North project. Results of the study are now available in German (with an English language version currently being produced). 

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 24 May 2018

First access restrictions on diesel vehicles to be applied at the end of May in Hamburg


German cities are striving for cleaner air. Now, the City of Hamburg is first in Germany to introduce urban vehicle access restrictions on diesel vehicles. Two road sections will soon be closed to older diesel cars and lorries.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 22 May 2018

From data to policy: New approaches for data-driven and smart road safety policies in cities and regions

The event discusses how innovation in road safety can make cities safer. It takes place at the 2018 ITF Summit side event on 23 May from 9.00-10.30h.

Download the programme and list of speakers.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 23 May 2018

Logistics provider GLS tests eScooters in Dortmund


The logistics provider GLS is testing a new means of delivering its services in a way that is carbon emission free. In the inner city of Dortmund, a new delivery vehicle called “eScooter” is now being used in real world tests. The vehicle is a tricycle offering 750 litre capacity and a velocity of up to 45 km/h – but uses only electric power to avoid noise and emissions of local air pollutants and greenhouse gases.