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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.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By tfwm_keelanfh / Updated: 15 Oct 2018

Stimulating transport innovation through capacity building in small-medium local authorities

The world is changing and local authorities need to stay ahead of the curve, although it is harder for small and medium-sized authorities to innovate than their larger counterparts. Current research has shown that capacity gaps exist in the knowledge and work practices of small and medium-size local authorities. These may have arisen due to government and economic cutbacks, re-organisation, changing technology (e.g. opendata), new business entrants, shifts in mobility, changing expectations of citizens and new directives (e.g. in terms of financing and procurement).

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Oct 2018

Dundee receives 'International E-Visionary' award

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The 31st Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition was held in Kobe, Japan on 3 October 2018.

This year, the Scottish city Dundee was awarded the International 'E-Visionary' Award, by the World Electric Vehicle Association. Dundee City Council operates the highest number of electric vehicles (EVs) of any local authority in the UK and won the award due to its continued dedication to sustainable transport.

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By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 08 Oct 2018

Electromobility in practice – solutions, experiences & lessons learnt workshop

Two European INTERREG projects, CleanMobilEnergy and SEEV4-City, which are currently working in electromobility, smart grids, vehicle to grid, and renewable energy are organising a joint workshop on 17 October 2018 in Paris.

The Joint Workshop will look at:

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018
By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 26 Sep 2018

FABULOS: new EU-funded project procures expertise on autonomous bus fleet management

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Self-driving minibuses have already been tested extensively across the EU. However, experience of the management of autonomous fleets is still scarce. The new EU-funded project FABULOS gathers expertise on the operation of autonomous bus fleets in the context of public transport provision.

By Youris.com / Updated: 19 Sep 2018
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Oct 2018

Interreg presents good practice on sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs

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Interreg Europe has released 26 good practice examples of sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs, as part of the REFORM project.

REFORM supports the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), which aim to drive urban mobility towards a sustainable, low carbon future. REFORM's latest report aims to help knowledge sharing across regions, through presenting good practice and enabling stakeholders to build regional action plans. 

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 19 Sep 2018

Go Mobility: Basque Sustainable Mobility Industry Exhibition

Go Mobility aims to bring public and private sector experts together, to resolve the challenges facing sustainable and intelligent mobility.

Go Mobility will:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 12 Sep 2018

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Koprivnica

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From the early 2000s, the City of Koprivnica in Croatia has had a history of implementing successful plans and actions to improve sustainable mobility. Indeed, in 2007, it won the prestigious European Mobility Week Award. In 2015, Koprivnica adopted a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – the first city in Croatia to do this.