Maastricht is trialling an electric bus with the aim of replacing its petrol- and diesel-fuelled buses with a fully electric fleet.
The EU's TEN-T Programme has committed over € 3.9m to a study and pilot for the development of alternative refuelling infrastructure on the main Dutch highways, in the form of greener and cheaper Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Bio Gas (LBG) service stations.
The VRUITS project, which is sponsored by the European Commission (DG MOVE), aims at providing recommendations regarding ITS applications for the improvement of the safety and mobility for Vulnerable Road Users. VRUITS assesses the societal impact of selected ITS applications and demonstrates the use of innovative ITS applications for VRUs.
A number of Dutch provinces and municipalities are investigating whether ‘rapid’ cycling is a feasible transport option for commuters.
The authorities in the Drenthe and Groningen provinces and the municipalities of Groningen, Haren, Assen and Tynaarlo are investigating whether a 30 km route between Assen and Groningen can be adapted to encourage motorists to switch to bicycles.
Four electric delivery trucks from Dutch freight company Cargohopper have saved 7 000 litres of petrol since they began operating in Amsterdam in March 2014.
‘We are pleased with this result,’ said Cargohopper director Ron Klein Tiessink. ‘So far it has proven a successful concept for Cargohopper and we may continue for years. Eventually, a second fleet and longer routes may be possible.’
The trucks have delivered over one million kilograms of cargo since they were launched. The estimated saving in CO2 emissions it thought to be approx. 18 400kg.