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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 Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Nov 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 04 Nov 2019

National Air Quality Conference

As health-damaging levels of air pollutants in towns and cities continue, there is a need to identify and share information on delivering policies that offer quantifiable benefits for health, energy, urban design and transport.

The National Air Quality Conference in the UK, organised by Air Quality News, will explore some of the issues and the possible solutions to the continuing high levels of air pollution in communities. The Conference will serve as a platform for business, local authorities and others to learn and network. 

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 23 Oct 2019

Leicester awarded £100k to pilot public on-street chargers for electric cars

In the UK, Leicester City Council have successfully bid and been awarded £95,340 from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and the Energy Savings Trust for a scheme to trial the use of on-street electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Oct 2019

Europe's sustainable transport trailblazers revealed at CIVITAS Awards 2019

On 3 October at the CIVITAS Forum in Graz, the cities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and Vinnytsia (Ukraine) walked away with Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, green mobility.

These cities were the deserving recipients of this year's CIVITAS Awards. The awards were given for the most ambitious initiative, exemplary citizen engagement, creating a high-impact legacy through CIVITAS involvement, and transforming a city into a more liveable environment.

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By Chiara Benetti / Updated: 08 Oct 2019

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) 2020

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition is the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific and industrial know-how in the field of biomass. The EUBCE combines one of the largest science and technology conferences with a high-quality industry exhibition, attracting biomass professionals from around the globe.

The EUBCE is supported by European and international organisations such as;

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 07 Oct 2019
By Youris.com / Updated: 23 Sep 2019

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban, and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at the European Week of Regions and Cit

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 24 Sep 2019

City Trans Ukraine 2020

Ukraine are holding their fourth International City Trans EXPO and Conference in 2020. This is an opportunity to discover new vehicles and technologies showcased by exhibitors in the public transport and infrastructure industry. There is also a chance to learn about transport in modern cities and urban mobility through several presentations held over the course of two days. Topics will cover financing of the urban transport industry, buses and electrobuses, mobility as a service, and more.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Sep 2019

Cargobikes to play a key role in future urban freight

A study by the University of Southampton, funded by courier firm Citysprint, has found that cargo bikes complete urban delivery jobs up to 50% faster than small vans during peak weekday times.

In addition to this, smartphone data from cyclists delivering meals via courier service, Deliveroo, found that cycling was a faster mode than motorised transport (i.e. cars and motorbikes) when operating in cities. Deliveroo stated that 'in some areas over a given period, the average travel time can be far shorter for cyclists than for scooters'.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Sep 2019

Electric mobility and infrastructure

Electric mobility is clearly on the rise. In the second week of September, 2019, vehicle manufacturers presented their latest electric vehicle models at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Prices for the vehicles start below €30,000.  However, new affordable vehicles are only one side of the coin. The other side is ensuring a complete and interoperable network of recharging infrastructure.

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