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1. Policy advice note on clean vehicles and alternative fuels

Within CIVITAS II (2005–2009) several measures were implemented aiming at introducing clean vehicles and fuels in European cities. Important information about the implementation of the measures and experiences made by the cities are summarised in this Policy Advice Note in order to support and inform stakeholders.

2. Policy recommendations regarding urban mobility, including alternative fuels

This publication presents the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Projects which ran from 2008-2012.

3. Publication on innovative urban transport solutions, including alternative fuels


Case studies

1. Eltis case studies

You can review case studies on Select the topic "Clean and energy-efficient vehicles".

2. Electromobility for urban freight: E-City-Logistik project

This project of the “Model Region Electromobility Berlin/Potsdam” tested the use of electric freight vehicles and evaluated two scopes of application: local distribution in the CEP sector (Courier, Express and Parcel delivery) and the supplyof retail stores in inner-city areas. The test sites were high-density districts with different functions, such as housing and shopping streets (e.g. Steglitz/Friedenau) and retail locations (e.g. Kurfürstendamm). Deutsche Post DHL employed three electric transporters (Iveco Electric Daily, 3,5 t) for parcel delivery, while Meyer & Meyer Transport Services used electric trucks (modified MAN, 11 t) to supply two major retail outlets in BerliE-City-Logistik has proven that the use of electric vehicles works for both the CEP sector and the supply of retail stores without any remarkable restrictions.

For more info: and Dr Ing Verena Ehrler, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Tel.: +49 30 67055-453.

3. Financing of charging stations: Frankfurt

The “Frankfurt Model” facilitates the charging of EVs on streets and in car parks without prior approval by the respective operators. Instead of by electricity, the revenue is generated by selling parking time. The model envisages the use of existing parking ticket machines for the payment of parking and electricity.

For more info:

4. Deployment of charging and refuelling stations: Good practice examples study

5. Light duty vehicles: Urban Foresight report on local measures to encourage the uptake of low emissions light duty vehicles

This good practice guide aims to assist local authorities understand a broad range of policy measures and initiatives that can be utilised to encourage the uptake of light duty vehicles. It covers 12 distinct areas including planning, procurement, taxis and private hire vehicles, parking and infrastructure provision.

Urban Foresight report on encouraging uptake of low emissions vehicles.pdf