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.

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.

By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 21 Apr 2021
By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 12 Apr 2021

Transnational webinar on planning of energy-efficient metro stations

This online workshop will explore different energy-efficient solutions developed in metro stations, focusing on energy monitoring tools. During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to have a look at the solution (a foil-based photovoltaic system on the roof of the Ottraking metro station) carried out by Wiener Linien within the Interreg EfficienCE project through a virtual site visit.

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Photo: Wiener Linien

By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 01 Apr 2021
By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 26 Mar 2021
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How to design tenders for e-charging infrastructure - new Handbook for public authorities

The European electric vehicles market has grown rapidly over the past decade. Pushed by an increasing need to reduce emissions and promote sustainable transport, it is expected the electric vehicle fleet will continue to grow across the EU in years to come. In order to support public authorities to develop the electric recharging infrastructure required for these vehicles, recommendations and a handbook have been published on how deploy fit-for-future and consumer-friendly recharging infrastructure.

E-charging infrastructure required