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By News Editor / Updated: 19 Apr 2017

Gelsenkirchen tests EVs for waste collection (Germany)


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)


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)


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)


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: 09 Dec 2016

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


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.

By News Editor / Updated: 09 Nov 2016

Decarbonising Transport: Smart Mobility Innovation for Sustainable Cities

The "Decarbonising Transport: Smart Mobility Innovation for Sustainable Cities" conference will bring together innovation experts from cities, industry, research and civil society to explore smart mobility innovation strategies and their contribution to the systemic decarbonisation of European transport and cities. In a focused and hands-on dialogue of stakeholders, it will translate this discussion into a set of practical recommendations for action at European and global level.
By News Editor / Updated: 26 Oct 2016

International Cycling Conference 2017

The International Cycling Conference (ICC) is an interdisciplinary and international meeting organized by the German Environment Agency (UBA).  

The year 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the Draisine, a velocipede that is the forerunner of the bicycle, invented by Karl Drais. A suitable occasion for highlighting cycling under the perspective of 'Managing Changes. From 19 to 21 September, researchers and practitioners from all over the world will discuss the role of cycling in the modern world.

By Maria Guilarte / Updated: 23 Sep 2016

A new book published about Mobility Management and Integrated Transport Policies from PhD Thesis in Brazil


Book´s name
¨Gerenciamento da Mobilidade e Política Integrada dos Transportes
Pesquisa de resultados com sucesso no mundo, contribuindo com uma metodologia proposta para o Brasil e América Latina¨

Printed by Novas Edições Acadêmicas (2016-08-08), Germany

Project Book: ISBN-13: 978-3-8417-2145-7

Language: PT from Brazil

Research vision and contribution for all transport and sustainable mobility community: