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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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 28 May 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 24 May 2019

Achieving 'Road to Zero' Delivering Local Action Plans Conference

‘Road to Zero’ sets out a strategy, and policies, on how the UK will ensure all new cars and vans sold are effectively zero emission by 2040. Ultimately, it will fall to Local Authorities, with the help of the private sector, to deliver such strategies and achieve ambitious air quality improvement targets.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

CIVITAS Forum 2019 - calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors ends 31 May

The calls for contributions, exhibitors and sponsors are currently open for this year's CIVITAS Forum closing 31 May 2019. For more information about the event, including the draft programme and full details on travel and accommodation, visit the event page here.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 21 May 2019
By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 16 May 2019

New electric scooters rental services are going to be launched in Romania

Two Romanian startups recently launched electric scooter rental services in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The first, known as “Flow”, will launch in June 2019 in both Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. The same service will also be introduced over the summer in Timisoara and further expanded at a domestic level. The company will start with a fleet of about 500 electric scooters, but the target is to expand it to 2,000 - 3,000 vehicles by the end of the year. 

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By iCube Programme / Updated: 14 May 2019

Electric cars: current trends make for a shocking change

While vehicle manufacturers invest in research, authorities are working to improve charging infrastructure to support consumers’ growing interest in the sector. The day when electric cars dominate the passenger transport market no longer seems quite so distant.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 May 2019
By Anna Clark / Updated: 07 May 2019

Future of Transport - how do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Smart City for the Citizens 2019

This year, the Smart City for the Citizens conference will focus on data and AI as game changers for cities today and in the future. 

Key topics will include:

  • How to harness the value of urban data
  • Last mile mobility
  • Using AI to analyse and classify the traffic flow of cities
  • Connected infrastructure: essential for the adoption of autonomous vehicles

Attend the conference to hear from experts, such as:

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 18 Apr 2019

Oslo Urban Arena 2019

Oslo Urban Arena (OUA) is a collective of architects, planners, developers and urban activists from a multidisciplinary background with on a mission to launch a conference, debate and lecture arena every year, on urbanism and urban development from the heart of the center of Oslo.