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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 iCube Programme / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Hydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to spread widely

Hydrogen based technology in the electric transport sector is competing with traditional fuels like diesel and gasoline for long distances. It is quiet, needs reasonable time for refuelling and it releases water only.

Transport is the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and a serious contributor to global warming. Road vehicles, in particular, are responsible for a large proportion of urban air pollution. One way to decarbonise mobility could be to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen.

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By Go Mobility 2018 / Updated: 08 Jan 2020

Go Mobility 2020

Go Mobility is the new mobility exhibition of southern Europe, fostered by the Regional Council of Gipuzkoa and the Basque Government.

The event is integrated with the strategy for the development of electromobility that the institutions are fostering, spearheaded by MUBIL – Gipuzkoa Electromobility Center.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 17 Dec 2019

Join a CIVITAS study visits on sustainable mobility in 2020!

Mobility practitioners in towns and cities are invited to join a series of sustainable mobility study visits organised by the CIVITAS Initiative in 2020.

These will take place in Madrid (Spain), Szeged (Hungary), Vinnytsia (Ukraine), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Utrecht (the Netherlands). As hosts of sustainable urban mobility study visits in 2020, these cities are offering participants the chance to discover their latest mobility innovations and the projects they are implementing to create clean, green and liveable urban environments.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 17 Dec 2019

EU Sustainable Energy Awards - Apply Today

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), from 22 to 26 June 2020, outstanding projects will be celebrated for their innovation and impact. If your work focuses on clean, sustainable and renewable energy, and you believe your projects deserve Europe-wide recognition, apply for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards by 27 January 2020.
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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 12 Dec 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 12 Dec 2019

Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems

IEEE Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation System (FISTS) is a forum sponsored jointly by four IEEE Societies: the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, the Oceanic Engineering Society, and the Vehicular Technology Society. FISTS offers presentations, lively discussion, and visionary futures about sustainable transportation systems that create economic opportunity and improve access to basic human needs.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 02 Dec 2019

Innovative vehicle-to-grid trials in London

In order to tackle air pollution in the city, the Mayor of London is working to increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). However, as a result of an anticipated increase in the amount of EV charging, it is likely that London will experience an increase in the demand for electricity during peak times. Therefore, the Mayor of London has launched a number of projects to support flexible EV charging in the city in order to reduce the pressure on the electricity grid.

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By Antal Gertheis / Updated: 28 Nov 2019
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 27 Nov 2019

Warsaw announces mobility measures to improve air quality

Authorities in the city of Warsaw recently revealed a broad range of measures in a drive to improve the city's air quality. The measures were announced by the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, during the Warsaw Climate Conference last month.

According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), in 2018, Warsaw ranked as one of the EU capitals with the highest air pollution levels. More than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU I n 2018 resulted from air pollution according to another recent EEA study. 

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