Posts Tagged ‘Electric cars’

Accelerating Electric Mobility in Cities

What is the best approach to electric mobility in cities? Some of the answers to this tricky question were presented at the international industry Forum, the Electric Vehicle Symposium 27, in Barcelona last week by the URBACT Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe team. The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, inventors, manufacturers as well as [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on December 9th, 2013 at 19:25

Calling Mobility Mindsets

What is your vision of urban mobility? What is the definition of quality and sustainability with regards to mobility? How do cities define long term mobility strategies that will deliver on climate goals and maintain competitiveness? These are the challenges outlined in the Cities of Tomorrow European Commission report to be tackled by the URBACT [...]

By URBACT, on May 21st, 2012 at 12:20

Eltis – The Urban Mobility Portal gives you the knowledge to deliver new mobility solutions

“Interested in Know How on Urban Transport?” “Change urban transport” “Take action to make it more sustainable” “Find out what you need to really make a difference” “Inspire others – and be inspired by them” “Build your network to help you deliver” “Share your experience to build better urban transport” Just log on to eltis.org [...]

By URBACT, on February 20th, 2012 at 11:01

Are Electric vehicules sales falling flat?

Recent coverage in the UK media has questioned the viability of the electric cars with the observation that there are now more charging points than cars registered in the UK. Given the nascent state of the market, this is a point that is likely to be closely followed. Most research indicates the ‘chicken or egg’ [...]

By URBACT, on February 13th, 2012 at 11:56

Addressing Climate Change at Local Level…

With the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban this last week, it has got me wondering how we can seek to address its issues at a local level. After all, if all politics is local, with the challenge of climate change and global warming that is facing us all, isn’t this [...]

By URBACT, on December 5th, 2011 at 13:22

Electric Vehicles – noise reduction, noise production?

Alongside a cooling of urban relations with the motor car, through the years there have been many sound arguments put forward supporting moves to revolutionise mobility management in our cities. The increasing interest in applying traffic calming measures has been provoked by the need to counter the paralysing  impacts of congestion but also as a [...]

By URBACT, on June 8th, 2011 at 14:19

What can we do to ensure cities are sustainable now?

Cities are responsible for nearly 80% of carbon dioxide emissions, and in the EU transport accounts for around 25% of those emissions. So it follows that de-carbonising urban mobility is a critical challenge to ensure sustainable cities. Many believe that electro mobility can play an important part in multi-modal strategies to green transport. This is [...]

By URBACT, on January 19th, 2011 at 13:18

Belgium prepares for the electric car – already a complement for new URBACT project EVUE?

With a comment which might suggest history is repeating itself, “Electricity is the fuel of the future”, the Belgian Secretary of State for Mobility inaugurated the first charging post for electric cars in the country on the 17th of December, 2009. This first infrastructure access point was installed perhaps not surprisingly in the premises of [...]

By URBACT, on January 6th, 2010 at 11:08