On 18 April, the Policy Learning Platform hosted the fourth webinar of its e-mobility series. The episode focused on greening governments’ fleets, which was also attended by the South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd.
Public authorities own and operate a significant number of vehicles for providing public services such as police services, public transport, and maintenance services.
These fleets, made up of various vehicle types, need to be greened to reduce their carbon emissions, but replacement must also be implemented in a cost-efficient manner, while also avoiding disruption to service.
The webinar provided the opportunity to learn about enabling frameworks, funding and programmes from across Europe on the transition to sustainable fleets.
Heidi Heikkila (eBussed) co-moderated the session besides Thematic Experts Katharina Krell and Simon Hunkin. Heidi presented the eBussed project and highlighted its experiences relevant to the questions raised during the program. Elisabeth Skarsbø Moen, EVP Communications and Public Affairs from Ruter: Oslo public transport operator, held a keynote speech on Oslo’s e-bus conversion policy.
The second part of the session was about the Interreg Europe Policy Changes & Good Practices, such as:
- Presentation by Hélder Rodrigues, ADENE, Agência para a Energia on MOVE+ – Evaluation and certification scheme of fleets’ energy performance (EMOBICITY),
- Presentation by Yannis Tselikis, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece on GO-ELECTRIC (EMOBICITY),
- Presentation by Raitis Madžulis, Zemgales Planning Region, Electric cars for municipal services (e-mopoli).
At the end of the event, the audience was informed that on 25 April, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting the fifth webinar of its e-mobility series which will focus on fostering e-vehicle sharing. (https://www.interregeurope.eu/policy-learning-platform/events/e-mobility-v-electric-car-sharing-systems).
The eBussed project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary within the Interreg Europe Program.