Clean and energy-efficient vehicles

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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 Conall Martin / Updated: 26 Jul 2021

Field trial begins to integrate electric vehicles into the electricity system

A field trial with 50 BMW i3s has kicked off in Germany, as part of the research project ‘Bidirectional charging management' (BDL), that will integrate electric vehicles into the electricity grid, using so called vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
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By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 19 Jul 2021
By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 08 Jul 2021

In Gdynia you can charge a car thanks to trolleybuses

The first mobile charging station for electric cars powered by a trolleybus network was built in Gdynia, Poland. It is a joint project of the City of Gdynia and the municipal trolleybus transport operator PKT. A press conference was held on the 9th June at the PKT headquarters about this unique mobile charger, which will use recovered energy from the braking of trolleybuses.

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By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 30 Jun 2021
By Matilde Chinellato / Updated: 24 Jun 2021
By rswa178 / Updated: 05 Jul 2021
By Mariliza Merti / Updated: 08 Jun 2021
By Conall Martin / Updated: 24 May 2021
By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 21 Apr 2021