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Clean and energy-efficient vehicles, such as hybrid/electric buses and cars, aim to reduce greenhouse and other pollutant emissions, fuel consumption and fossil fuel dependency.

Exhaust gas treatment systems, alternative drive trains and the use of alternative fuels and energy storage systems can improve the environmental record of vehicles. Besides technical interventions, promotional and procurement initiatives can accelerate the uptake of low-emission vehicles.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 16 Jul 2018

Criticism of UK low emission vehicle plans



The UK Department for Transport has issued the Road to Zero strategy which plans to bans conventional car sales by 2040 (see separate Eltis article for more detail on this). The strategy acknowledges that ‘road transport is one of the biggest contributors to poor air quality in some of the UK’s towns and cities’.

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By Tom Nokes / Updated: 16 Jul 2018

UK government launches Road to Zero Strategy with focus on green infrastructure and zero emission vehicle technology



The UK government has confirmed its ambition of seeing at least half of new cars being ultra low emission by 2030 as part of plans to make the UK the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.

By Imogen / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

UITP Global Public Transport Summit

With almost 130 years of history behind it, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit proudly remains the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility. Covering all urban and regional transport modes across the globe, the Summit combines a diverse programme of leading congress sessions and an outstanding exhibition full of the latest innovations, solutions and products.

The Congress sessions are an unmissable occasion to debate and explore the strategic vision and business activities of an evolving sector for

By Imogen / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Smart Mobility Summit 2018

The time is ripe for a revolution in transportation, for a world free of oil, populated by clean, accessible and efficient means of transportation.

The 6th Annual Smart Mobility Summit 2018 will explore and exhibit innovation in alternative fuels and smart mobility bringing common goals of smart, sustainable transport to fruition.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Dutch government presents new rules for harmonisation of environmental zones


Municipalities in the Netherlands that plan to introduce an environmental zone will now only have two options; access restrictions can only be imposed on diesel fuelled passenger vehicles and vans older than 15 years or older than 20 years, as well as to freight vehicles. No access restrictions can be imposed on petrol vehicles.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 10 Jul 2018

New research reveals UK motorists underestimate benefits of electric driving


New research published recently by Go Ultra Low has revealed that there is confusion amongst the British public when it comes to pure electric cars, with many unaware of the benefits around performance, charging and cost.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 02 Jul 2018

The municipality of Rotterdam ends access restrictions to passenger cars


The municipality of Rotterdam ends access restrictions to passenger cars in the city environmental zone. The decision was announced in the local the Coalition Agreement presented on 26 June by the newly elected local government.

Access restrictions for petrol cars built before 1 January will be lifted as of 1 July, 2018, whereas restrictions applying to diesel cars built before 1 January, 2001, will be lifted 1 January, 2020.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 02 Jul 2018

Plug pulled on Paris’ shared electric car service Autolib


Paris local authorities have ended the Bollore group’s contract to operate the Autolib electric vehicles fleet. Autolib will stop on 31 July in Paris and in the suburban partner towns. In the meantime, the free-sharing electric car system will gradually decrease its offer.

The decision to end the contract was taken in a vote on 21 June by the Syndicat Autolib ‘Vélib’ Métropole (SAVM), which brings together the 103 partner municipalities in Île-de-France, including the capital.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 12 Jul 2018

Citytech 13 - 14 September, 2018

Citytech focuses on modern and future cities with the aim of identifying innovative and effective proposals which may contribute to improving quality of life.

The event consists of a CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION programme, designed on the current most innovative topics of the mobility field, which will give to the participants the opportunity to listen to the speeches of some of the major representatives of the sector, to participate to the debates, to expose and see some of the most innovative solutions with their own eyes.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 Jun 2018

Transport As a Service Technology Conference 2018

Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology Conference is a new two-day global conference and exhibition dedicated to covering the key topics of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) and TaaS industry and it will take place on 9 - 10 July, 2018 at The Slate, Coventry, UK.

The TaaS Technology Conference will bring together international experts for two days of in-depth discussions and exhibits focused on the opportunities and challenges of a mobility future that leverages CAVs and TaaS technologies.