Clean Vehicles & Air Quality

Through the Clean Vehicles & Air Quality Working Group, POLIS members share best practices and exchange knowledge on reducing transport-related emissions and accelerating the adoption of clean vehicles.

The working group addresses major challenges related to air quality and current developments in the field of clean and sustainable transportation within our cities.

Cleaner air requires stricter measurements of all types of vehicle exhausts as well as stricter regulations. Together with our members we are bringing this work forward by investigating policy frameworks and exploring new technologies that could improve air quality.

Clean vehicles with current focus mostly on the electrification of the fleets, the group examines the available tools and innovative strategies. including future-proof concepts like smart, fast and and bi-directional charging. In the policy field we look into all relevant EU directives and strategies including Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID), Clean Vehicle Directive (CVD) and Clean Energy for all package among others.

Through the group, POLIS partners with the European Commission’s Sustainable Transport Forum, European Electromobility Platform, the Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards, and has joined 2Zero public-private partnership as an associate member.

Topics being discussed in this working group are:

  • Air Quality- discussion of post Euro 6 standard development and the implications for local authorities;
  • Moving from Low Emission to Zero Emission Zones- examining needs of cities and regions to measure and model vehicle emissions;
  • Clean vehicles – explore and exchange key aspects that need to be considered from the local level.
In order to provide appropriate charging infrastructure, the number of charging stations available across Europe is increasing at a rapid pace. By 2030, electric vehicle-related energy demand is anticipated to be between 130 and 195 terawatt hours in the European Union. Image: Andrew Roberts/Unsplash

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For further information, please contact Pedro Gomes or Sabina Asanova