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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 rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By BAXCOamc / Updated: 24 Jun 2022

Is there life after death for Europe's lithium-ion batteries?

Europe has an opportunity to establish the safest and most sustainable lithium-ion battery value chain in the world. Efficient reverse logistics would significantly decrease the carbon emissions in the life cycle of Li-ion batteries, however, there are major bottlenecks that first must be tackled.
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By Carla Giaume / Updated: 20 Jun 2022
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 20 Jun 2022

POLIS Air Quality & Clean Vehicles Working Group Meeting: Smart solutions for electromobility

POLIS' Air Quality & Clean Vehicles Working Group will meet in person to discuss findings from leading electromobility projects and their transferability in European cities and regions.

The "Air Quality & Clean Vehicles Working Group Meeting: Smart solutions for electromobility" will take place in Brussels on 27 September, back-to-back with the CleanMobileEnergy project, which is gathering in Brussels on the 28 September for its consortium meeting.

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 27 Jun 2022

CIVITAS Park4SUMP High Level Meeting - Electric vehicle deployment: Parking matters!

The rapid, scaled installation of EV chargers brings many challenges. This high-level meeting held by POLIS on behalf of Horizon 2020 projects PARK4SUMP, USER-CHI and eCHARGE4DRIVERS brings together key-stakeholders to discuss how to synergise a much needed ‘motor shift’ with an ongoing 'modal and space shift'. The meeting will discuss which ‘no regret measures’ could be taken at this stage to make sure EV investments are aligned with the sustainable urban mobility goals of cities. 

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By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 21 Jun 2022

Future City Tech 2022

Over 30 demonstrations with start-ups in Energy & Public Realm are waiting for you at Future City Tech 2022 conference on 23-24 June 2022  in the City of Říčany (Czech Republic). This conference will bring together representatives from cities and mobility/transportation/technology industries in a wide range of sessions, workshops and outdoor exhibition.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 08 Jun 2022
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 30 May 2022

City Transport & Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Live conference and exhibition

The City Transport & Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Live is an opportunity for the industry to explore how innovations within traffic and transport will help move people and goods through an urban environment safely and efficiently. The CiTTi Live conference and exhibition 2022 will take place in Coventry, United Kingdom on 7 & 8 September.

By Carla Giaume / Updated: 23 May 2022
By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 23 May 2022