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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 Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 16 Apr 2018

New charging stations for electric vehicles in Bologna

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Under a proposal of the Councillor of Mobility of the Municipality of Bologna, Ms Irene Priolo, a protocol has been signed between the local Municipality and Enel, the biggest Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. The agreement has been approved by the City Council and foresees a doubling of the number of electric charging stations available in town: as a result, more than 50 charging points will be built, capable of supporting the increasing number of two- and four-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) circulating in Bologna.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 Apr 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 16 Apr 2018
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 09 Apr 2018

European Bus Systems of the Future 2 (EBSF_2) Final Conference

The European Bus System of the Future_2 (EBSF_2) consortium is glad to invite you to the project’s Final Conference in Vienna on 18 April 2018. The EBSF_2 project is led by UITP and co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The project (May 2015 – April 2018) builds on the results of the previous EBSF project (September 2008 - April 2013).

By elemobility2018 / Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Questionnaire on consumer choices and expectations for electric vehicles

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Dear all! I am conducting a research on electric cars. I will be grateful if you could take few minutes of your time to answer the questions. https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/emobility_2018
Please note that no personal detail is required.
Thank you very much in advance!
Kind regards,
Tamara Demydenko

By Henning Guenter / Updated: 04 Apr 2018

ELIPTIC webinar: Experiences from European cities in using electric public transport infrastructure for the charging of other e-vehicles

Electromobility currently receives wide recognition as an opportunity to make our cities more sustainable and liveable. However, the lack of city‐wide charging infrastructure and the limited driving range of electric vehicles are barriers for the wider deployment.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 04 Apr 2018

Oxfordshire delivering cleaner air through launch of Hydrogen Hub

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In order to meet Oxford's ambitious plan to introduce the UK’s first zero emission zone in 2020, all efforts need to be taken to come up to the objective.

Therefore, the Oxfordshire Hydrogen Hub launched on of March 2018 at Said Business School in Oxford. The Hub aims to push the development of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to contribute to the decarbonisation of UK energy. 

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 29 Mar 2018

Barcelona’s sustainable mobility strategy features a prominent role for electric vehicles

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Barcelona recently published its Electric Mobility Strategy 2018-2024 including a range of measures and ambitious targets for development of electromobility in the city.

By 2024, 80% of the municipal fleet should be electric - as well as 100 buses and 800 taxis. In addition, the strategy aims to increase the number of electric private cars and motorcycles up to a combined total of 24,000.  The number of electric vehicles and motorcycles currently registered remains below 2,000, which demonstrates how ambitious the Strategy aims to be.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Mar 2018
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Mar 2018