With the Paris climate agreement underway, this EU initiative will see the launch of a declaration of intent, which will encourage vehicle and charger manufacturers, transport operators and regional and local authorities to promote the use of and roll-out of clean, alternatively fuelled buses across Europe.
The initiative, thought to be the first of its kind, seeks to encourage collaborative working and action between infrastructure providers, transport operators and bus manufacturers. The current share of alternatively fuelled buses in the European bus fleet is forecast to increase from approximately 10-12 per cent to 30 per cent by 2025 as a result.
The declaration will also encourage the need to foster growth of zero-emission buses and promote the ways in which low-emission mobility can bring significant economic and social benefits.
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