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By stefanlundh / Updated: 05 Sep 2016
By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 12 Feb 2016

Study tour: Attractive nodes and e-buses

Umeå Central is the newly rebuilt urban railway station of the city of Umeå in Sweden.

It is an example of how planning, architecture and art can be combined together to create a functional urban interchange node that is also a new attractive and safe public space.

The city has also begun to substitute its conventional bus fleet with a fully electric one, testing and implementing an innovative, reliable ultra-fast charging technology for operating its bus system.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 15 Jan 2016

SMARTSET final conference and transnational network meeting

The SMARTSET project is coming to an end, and therefore a final conference and transnational network meeting will be organised to bring together representatives from policy level, knowledge carriers and cities to exchange on sustainable urban freight measures.

Participation is free but timely registration is required by 23 February 2016.

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Dec 2015

Gothenburg’s electric bus route wins European sustainability prize (Sweden)

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The 55 electric bus route in Gothenburg (Sweden), known as ElectriCity, has been awarded the European Solar Prize 2015 for being the best example of sustainable public transport operated using renewable energy.

The European Solar Prize 2015 is awarded by the European Association for Renewable Energy, EUROSOLAR, to projects which aim, in an exemplary way, to raise public awareness about energy transition to a sustainable society

By Jorgen Held / Updated: 15 Oct 2015

3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology

REGATEC 2016 has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards renewable methane of a quality suitable as vehicle fuel or for grid injection.

By Eltis Team / Updated: 17 Sep 2015
By François Gigot / Updated: 04 Sep 2015

Study visit on intermodality in Stockholm

Stockholm is growing. Forecasts indicate that the City of Stockholm will have 25 per cent inhabitants by 2030. The City's Vision 2030 describes what mobility will be like in Stockholm in 15 years time.

By News Editor / Updated: 05 Sep 2016

The national procurement of electric vehicles: the Swedish example

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One of the major issues holding back the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in Sweden is their availability. To deal with this issue, the city of Stockholm and  energy company Vattenfall embarked on joint procurement of electric and hybrid vehicles.

The initiative resulted in a two-year framework agreement involving six vehicle suppliers. Over 800 EVs have been purchased thanks to this agreement, and the data and feedback it has gathered has proved valuable for preparing the future rollout of EVs and infrastructure.