Thanks to international cooperation suported by the European Commission, namely the Trendsetter and CIVITAS projects, the city of Lille has gained experience in the field of biofuels. The City has notably increasing the size of its biogas bus fleet, purchased new CNF and biogas compression stations, and built new bus depots.
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.