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Clean fuels and vehicles

Cleaner fuels and vehicles decrease local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, both of which help improve the quality of life for citizens. CIVITAS cities seek to explore innovations in these fields and share best practise. Many cities try to stimulate the spread of clean and energy-efficient public and private vehicles for passenger and freight transport.

Biodiesel or biogas vehicles are seen as an element on the path towards energy independence from fossil fuels and relief from unstable oil prices. CIVITAS cities test for example the use of biodiesel, biogas, compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid vehicles. They develop expertise in procurement and tendering and also explore opportunities to source biofuels locally.

Related Measures

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Freight Distribution Hub Aberdeen PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Fast charging EV Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Communication for the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Hybrid buses in the urban bus fleet Las Palmas de Gran Canaria DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Uptake of electric vehicles by fleet operators Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Cooperative Mobility - Business case on UCO to Biodiesel chain – Demonstration on an urban waste collection truck Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Introducing Electric vehicles for Public Transport Rethymno DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Charging e-busses with alternative energy Constanta PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Allocating road space for walking and cycling Constanta PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Introducing electric fleet city administration Trieste PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Introducing hybrid and innovative public transport system Trieste PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Developing smart charging infrastructure Antwerp PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Demonstration of SUMP strategies to strengthen the core to growth pole accessibility for economic and social cohesion Constanta PORTIS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Expansion of the public bike sharing system to include new bikes and e-bikes for rent Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Promote the uptake of electric vehicles. Campaign on e-mobility Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020
Limassol city centre Urban Freight Logistic Action Plan Limassol DESTINATIONS 2016-2020 - CIVITAS 2020

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