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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 Jane Tewson / Updated: 21 Mar 2023

PIARC World Road Congress 2023

The XXVIIth edition of the PIARC World Road Congress, held every four years, will take place in Prague from 2–6 October 2023. The theme is “Prague 2023 – Together on the road again.” The event is an opportunity for professionals and stakeholders in the road construction and road management industries to discuss road safety in person. Stakeholders will present the latest trends and technologies in the road transport sector and discuss the challenges emerging due to the modernisation of road infrastructure.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 21 Mar 2023

Webinar #4 on Sustainable Mobility: Electric mobility

The fourth webinar on sustainable mobility, this time focused on electric mobility, will take place online on 19 April 2023 11:00-12:00 CET. The transport sector contributes to a high number of emissions in cities. Hence promoting zero emission mobility modes is important and electric mobility can help to achieve this switch to sustainable transport. It can also contribute to creating safer and cleaner cities and fight climate change.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 23 Mar 2023

Cities on the Frontline of the Energy Crisis: the Covenant of Mayors Europe 2023 Conference

This year’s Covenant of Mayors Europe conference in Brussels on 30 March 2023 9:30-1:30 CET will focus on the local response to the energy crisis and discuss how it has shown (once again) that cities are the frontrunners of Europe’s energy transition, and how these efforts can become long-term strategies to redefine lifestyles in the face of climate change.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 09 Mar 2023

Expression of Interest Call for Intelligent Cities Challenge

The European Commission (DG GROW and EISMEA) has launched the new Expression of Interest call for cities to join the Intelligent Cities Challenge 2.0 network. Cities can apply for this call between 1 March 2023 and 28 April 2023 at 23:59 CET. No further call for expressions of interest to join the second phase of the ICC is planned until 2025 at this stage.

By BAXCOamc / Updated: 10 Mar 2023

The cathode materials market for EVs: trends, challenges, & solutions

Cobalt-free cathodes are being developed rapidly. While they still haven’t reached the energy density of the most used NMC cathodes, some OEMs have already switched to compositions like LFP in new EVs, cutting the costs of raw materials and reducing the risk of cobalt shortages. In fact, this has already contributed to the reduction of cobalt prices to the pre-2021 level, ending another period of its volatility.

The cathode market for EVs is evolving, which raises several questions:

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 23 Feb 2023

Transforming Transportation 2023

Transforming Transportation 2023, the 20th edition of this flagship event, will be an in-person event organised at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, from 14-15 March 14-15, 2023. Transforming Transportation 2023 will consider the current economic scenario, post-COVID recovery, and COP27 commitments as starting points to reimagine transport to make it more inclusive, safe, sustainable, and efficient for everyone. Guest speakers will address a range of critical topics, including de

By Isobel Duxfield / Updated: 14 Feb 2023
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 17 Feb 2023
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 17 Feb 2023