Clean and energy-efficient vehicles

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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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 22 Jul 2019

London’s 'Electric Future' plan announced

The UK capital London has announced its plans to continue to develop London to make it one of the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) cities, which incorporates an extension to the city's EV charging network.

The London EV Infrastructure Delivery Plan is a result of the Mayor’s implementation of the world’s first EV Infrastructure Taskforce last year, to which approximately 140 organisations have contributed so far. The Taskforce brings together representatives of the London boroughs, national government, business, energy and infrastructure.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 13 Aug 2019
By gtavadze / Updated: 10 Jul 2019

First dedicated e-mobility shop opened in Tbilisi, Georgia

E-mobility company 1GE opened its first e-mobility shop in Tbilisi, Georgia. The company aim to highlight the importance of “green” energy to residents of Georgia and surrounding areas by promoting electromobility. Various events are planned with the aim of increasing awareness about e-mobility and its positive consequences for urban life, the 1GE team intend to organise gatherings at popular resting sites in Tbilisi (Lisi Lake, Turtle Lake etc.) where people will have the opportunity to ride on e-bikes and e-scooters and learn more about electromobility in general.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 27 Jun 2019

New electric-fuelled buses coming soon in Romania

Several Romanian cities are currently renovating their public transport fleets, replacing older and dirtier vehicles with brand new eco-friendly ones, generally leaning toward electric-vehicles. These efforts are expected to provide concrete contributions to the improvement of air quality in Romania biggest cities and enhance the quality of life for local residents.     

By iCube Programme / Updated: 26 Jun 2019
By iCube Programme / Updated: 17 Jun 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Jul 2019

Venice City Solutions 2019

The 2nd edition of the "Venice City Solutions Series" will be held from 24 to 25 October 2019. It is an annual meeting, bringing together different issues which are key to implementing SDGs at the local level, with a specific focus on the role of local governments as key stakeholders involved in Agenda 2030.

The 2018 edition will welcome more than 140 participants from 36 countries to Venice, to discuss the need to finance the SDGs at the local level.

By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 14 Jun 2019

Policy & Project Manager

Polis is looking for an experienced policy & project manager who will be employed on a full-time long-term contract. The policy and project manager will coordinate Polis’ policy and advocacy activities and will manage European-funded projects in the field of sustainable urban mobility and transport innovation. Apply until 17 June.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 10 Jun 2019

London to have the world’s first hydrogen double-decker buses

Transport for London (TfL) has ordered the ‘world’s first’ 20 hydrogen double-decker buses to be introduced on three London bus routes in 2020. These vehicles will emit no pollution and are powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and a battery pack.