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By News Editor / Updated: 03 Jul 2017

Electric tricycles coming to Munich (Germany)

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To improve mobility around the city centre, Munich's public transport provider (MVG) has announced the development of a new electric tricycle.

The vehicle is being created primarily with the transport of goods and people with reduced mobility in mind. With much of the city centre pedestrianised, navigating it can be difficult for people who have difficulty walking.

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By Roberto Tomasi / Updated: 06 Jun 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 06 Jun 2017

International Cycling Conference 2017

To celebrate 200 years of cycling, the PASTA (Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches) project, together with the German Environment Agency (UBA) and other partners, is pleased to announce that registration for the PASTA final conference and the 2017 International Cycling Conference (ICC) is now open.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Apr 2017

Gelsenkirchen tests EVs for waste collection (Germany)

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The German city of Gelsenkirchen is testing a new electric vehicle for waste collection.

The small transporter will be used primarily to collect paper waste from the city centre and one additional neighbourhood.

Built by DHL subsidiary Streetscooter GmbH, the vehicle has a modest 30 kilowatt motor which allows for a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a range of 80 km per charge. Deutsche Post DHL currently uses some 2,000 similar vehicles for post and parcel deliveries.

By News Editor / Updated: 21 Mar 2017

Government launches EV-charging funding programme (Germany)

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The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has given the green light to a nationwide programme that will install a vast network of charging points for electric vehicles.

From 1 March 2017, private investors and municipalities have been able to apply for the € 300m funding programme.

The programme will spend € 220m setting up 5 000 rapid-loading stations and € 100m on establishing 10 000 standard stations.

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2017

Using tram infrastrucure to re-charge e-buses in Oberhausen (Germany)

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The public transport operator of German city Oberhausen (Stadtwerke Oberhausen) is taking part in the H2020 project ELIPTIC (Electrification of public transport in cities) which aims to show how costs and energy can be saved by electrifying public transport and optimising the use of existing infrastructure and rolling stock.

By News Editor / Updated: 06 Feb 2017

Essen becomes European Green Capital 2017 (Germany)

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The town of Essen has officially become the European Green Capital 2017, taking over from Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The European Green Capital Award rewards efforts and commitment to improving the urban environment, boosting awareness of the need for environmental change at the city level.

Essen will act as role model for sustainable urban development, sharing and promoting best practices that have been tried and tested in the German city.

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By News Editor / Updated: 26 Jun 2017

The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of What Next. One of our core themes is ‘Getting Transport Off the Ground’, where we will examine how quickly personal airborne transportation systems will become viable mass transportation.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Dec 2016

Call for speakers for Future of Transportation conference

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The Future of Transportation world conference, which is being held in Cologne (Germany) from 5-7 July 2017, has launched a call for speakers.

The goal of the conference is to bring together those devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transport for the world in 2030 and beyond.

By News Editor / Updated: 29 Nov 2016

Maintenance and asset management

Maintenance has always been a significant cost driver, the “invisible” guarantee for reliability and quality of service. Assets deteriorate over time and if you do not maintain, you will deteriorate your service, loose quality, loose customers and in the end lose your assets.