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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 Ella Andrew / Updated: 24 May 2019

Achieving 'Road to Zero' Delivering Local Action Plans Conference

‘Road to Zero’ sets out a strategy, and policies, on how the UK will ensure all new cars and vans sold are effectively zero emission by 2040. Ultimately, it will fall to Local Authorities, with the help of the private sector, to deliver such strategies and achieve ambitious air quality improvement targets.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 21 May 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

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The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 May 2019

Climate Innovation Forum 2019

The organisers of the Sustainable Innovation Forum are delighted to convene the Climate Innovation Forum 2019, during the first London Climate Action Week, which will take place between 1-8 July 2019.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 16 May 2019

New electric scooters rental services are going to be launched in Romania

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Two Romanian startups recently launched electric scooter rental services in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The first, known as “Flow”, will launch in June 2019 in both Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. The same service will also be introduced over the summer in Timisoara and further expanded at a domestic level. The company will start with a fleet of about 500 electric scooters, but the target is to expand it to 2,000 - 3,000 vehicles by the end of the year. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 16 May 2019

CIVITAS Study Visit - Tel Aviv (Israel)

CIVITAS is organising a study site visit in the city of Tel Aviv (Israel) from 16-18 September.

Tel Aviv is currently seeking to transform its mobility habits, transitioning from cars as the main form of travel sustainable modes, such as public transport and bicycles. Within this process, the city has faced many challenges and had to devise solutions at a rapid rate.

By iCube Programme / Updated: 14 May 2019

Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change

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While vehicle manufacturers invest in research, authorities are working to improve charging infrastructure to support consumers’ growing interest in the sector. The day when electric cars dominate the passenger transport market no longer seems quite so distant.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 May 2019

European Clean Energy & Clean Mobility Conference

This conference aims to establish greater synergies between clean energy and e-mobility, through innovative policy and technology implementation.

By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Smart City for the Citizens 2019

This year, the Smart City for the Citizens conference will focus on data and AI as game changers for cities today and in the future. 

Key topics will include:

  • How to harness the value of urban data
  • Last mile mobility
  • Using AI to analyse and classify the traffic flow of cities
  • Connected infrastructure: essential for the adoption of autonomous vehicles

Attend the conference to hear from experts, such as: