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1 Regions for Economic Change Brussels, 24 June 2011 Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe: EVUE

2 URBACT II - an overview A European exchange and learning programme promoting sustainable urban development Part of the European Regional Development Fund 710,000 Investment/ per thematic network (70% - 80% Intervention rate) Thematic Network of 10 cities –EVUE: 5 Competiveness Cities, 4 Convergence Cities, 1 1 EU Partner City Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011

3 EVUE: Aim & Objectives Aim Explore, exchange and implement ideas on how cities can develop integrated and sustainable strategies to increase the use of electric vehicles Objectives: Promote exchange of experience and learning amongst policy makers and practitioners about introducing EVs. Disseminate the lessons from the exchange and ensure transfer of knowledge, and maximise the impact of the transnational exchange Support better action planning for city wide transport polices that incorporate introduction of EVs. Speed up the policy innovation processes and contribute to an information base for the long term revolution of clean car use in European cities Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011

4 EVUE: Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe Support better action planning for city wide transport policies regarding EVs Speed up the policy innovation processes EVUE Focus: –Business Models –Infrastructure –Procurement –Awareness Raising Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011 Oslo Katowice Frankfurt Suceava Stockholm Madrid Beja Lisbon London Zografou

5 International Agreements –Kyoto, Copenhagen European Union –20:20:20 –Car fleet targets National Legislation – Climate Change Act 2008 (UK) – Energy Concept for an Environmentally Sound, Reliable and Affordable Energy Supply 2010 (D) City/ Regional – Air Quality & Energy Strategies Why Electric Vehicles? CO2 Emissions by Manufacturer (2010) Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011 Manufacturers need to be below the red line by 2020

6 Economic Development The Role of Cities/ Regions Planning On street infrastructure Air & Noise Quality Congestion & Transport Funding Public Validation Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011

7 Key Results Integration of all stakeholders –URBACT Local Support Groups Sustainability of outputs –Local Action Plans Effective outcomes –Sustainable, urban development Aid transition to EVs Educatio n sector Public Sector Private Sector Citizens Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011

8 For more information, please visit or contact Matthew Noon Regions for Economic Change, Brussels, June 2011


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