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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 Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 03 Mar 2021

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

By Conall Martin / Updated: 01 Mar 2021
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 17 Feb 2021
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By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 16 Feb 2021

New recommendations for procuring electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The Sustainable Transport Forum has recently issued a set of recommendations, co-authored by DG MOVE, POLIS and TNO, which provides guidance to local authorities on procuring, awarding concessions, licences and/or granting support for electric recharging infrastructure for passenger cars and vans.
By Nikolett Csorgo / Updated: 11 Feb 2021
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 11 Feb 2021

E-bike and e-cargo bike grants of £1,000 ahead of Scotland’s low emission zones

With Scotland planning to install low emission zones (LEZs) in its four biggest cities, plans have been released which involve grants available to households and small businesses to support their transition to low or non-polluting vehicles and travel behaviour.
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 11 Feb 2021

London hits its mark by adding 300 additional EV rapid charging points

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, London has successfully reached its mark of adding 300 additional electric vehicles (EV) rapid charging points to its network before the end of 2020. The UK’s capital now counts with more than 500 rapid chargers available to the public.
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 05 Feb 2021

Oslo – Promoting Active Transport Modes

As with many cities in recent decades, the Norwegian capital, Oslo, was increasingly giving up urban space to cars. Since the 1960s, massive road building schemes were undertaken to accommodate the explosive growth in the ownership and use of private cars. However, the ever-increasing growth of the capital over the past decades, its projected continued growth, and mounting worries over poor air quality and climate emissions, forced new thinking on planning and catering for mobility to protect the environment and improve the quality of the city for its inhabitants.