INEA has selected 27 new projects under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls.
A total of 62 hydrogen-powered buses are to be introduced into the public transportation systems of British cities Aberdeen and Dundee and Germany’s Cologne and Wuppertal. This venture is part of two projects, JIVE and JIVE 2, which have received EUR 57 million in funding from the EU. The projects aim to promote hydrogen fuel cell (FC) buses as a commercially viable means of zero-emission public transportation.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 100m loan with Grupo Antolin to finance its RDI strategy. The EIB support will enable the multinational company to develop innovative solutions for automotive interiors giving it a competitive edge and helping to design safer vehicles that are also more comfortable, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced.
The study revealed that there is a strong and growing demand for fuel cell buses in cities across Europe, and that some bus manufacturers and hydrogen suppliers have a desire to push the market into a commercial phase. Evidence from several European bus manufacturers suggests that significant further cost reductions are possible at a scale of production of several hundred fuel cell buses per manufacturer per year.
Concerns the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles.
Ahead of next week’s European Parliament votes on future CO2 targets for cars and vans, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) warns that the severe lack and unbalanced distribution of charging points is putting consumers off buying electric cars.
Europe is falling behind in the race to make the most of the electromobility revolution. That is the conclusion from news that the EU is trailing China in investment in e-vehicles, coupled with a T&E report that shows European carmakers are failing to meet their own EV sales targets because of poor marketing and availability of cars for consumers.
This timely international symposium organised in the light the Year of Multimodality will provide an opportunity to look into the first stages of the Mobility package implementation. The delegates will exchange views on the clean transportation possibilities, alternative fuels, and benefits of decreasing space for cars, and share best practice of successful models and projects implemented in other member states.
China has secured €21.7 billion of investment in the past year to manufacture electric vehicles (EV) while Europe secured only €3.2 billion, according to European carmakers’ public announcements compiled by Transport & Environment (T&E).
Transport is undergoing a profound transformation, both due to the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy and to digitalisation. The S&D Group is leading the EU in a long-term vision to make the most of the new opportunities while ensuring that no jobs are lost.