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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: 25 Oct 2021

Webinar held on Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector

The Transnational Webinar titled 'Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector' within the Interreg EfficienCE project took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities event on 12 October 2021. The presenters answered questions from different perspectives of how public transport can actively contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in electric public transport operations.
By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Oct 2021
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International Conference: Progress in Biomethane-Mobility

IBBK Biogas would like to invite you to its Progress in Biomethane-Mobility International Conference.

To shed some light on the opportunities and challenges of a biomethane-based mobility, where biomethane can be produced, and which mobility concepts already showcase sustainable alternatives to the fossil-based convention, the international conference “Progress in Biomethane Mobility” will take place from 11-13 October 2022, in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

By lauraschubert / Updated: 24 Sep 2021

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021

The CIVITAS Forum is a bi-annual event hosted by the CIVITAS Initiative that celebrates, promotes and encourages sustainable cities and sustainable urban mobility advancement across Europe.

Hosted this year in Aachen, Germany, the conference will be guided by the central theme 'Smart routes towards climate-neutral cities'.

The CIVITAS Forum 2021 will take place on 20-21 October 2021. It is a hybrid conference, with participants joining on-site in Aachen (Germany) and online.

By Matilde Chinellato / Updated: 07 Sep 2021

USER-CHI peer learning programme - second call to become a fellow city!

USER-CHI is an industry-powered, city-driven and user-centric project that co-creates and demonstrates eMobility solutions in five connecting nodes of the Mediterranean and Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T network: Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (ES), Berlin (DE), Budapest (HU), Rome (IT) and Turku (FI). These are also known as the USER-CHI demonstrator cities.

By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 16 Sep 2021
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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.