Finnish Bus Operator Introduces Voluntary Surcharge for Greener Transport

Finnish bus service provider Savonlinja has announced it is introducing a voluntary surcharge on the ticket price for customers for low-emission journeys. Called Green Travel, it is being launched in partnership with Neste on all long-distance travel to reduce the bus operator’s greenhouse gas emissions. Customers can decide on the …

Mercedes-Benz Targets Carbon Neutral Fleet by 2039

Mercedes-Benz has set a target to ensure its new passenger car fleet is carbon neutral by 2039. It has also committed to ensure plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles (EVs) make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030 under its ‘Ambition2039’ initiative. The car manufacturer said it is …

US Awards Nearly $10m to Clean Up Polluting School Buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $9.3 million (£7.1m) to replace 473 old and polluting diesel school buses. The new funding will be spread across 145 school bus fleets in 43 states or territories and is sourced through the governmentbody’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The …

amsterdam_holandija

Amsterdam Plans to Eliminate 11,200 Parking Spots by 2025

When we think of Amsterdam, one of the first things that comes to mind is the city’s affinity for bikes. Now, they’re taking it a step further with a plan to eliminate 11,200 inner-city parking spots by the end of 2025. The city’s plan is to remove the parking spots …

biciklista_bicikl

Car-Free Sundays Are the Norm in Colombia’s Capital City, Bogotá

Imagine your city without cars — every single Sunday. At first, you might be frustrated by the inconvenience and inability to complete errands, but once you embrace the throngs of bikes, recognize your friends and neighbors among the people out for a stroll or attend a Zumba class at what …

Mercedes-Benz Rolls Out ‘Green’ Production Plant in Russia

Mercedes-Benz has opened an “environmentally friendly” car production facility in Russia. The €250 million (£215m) Moscovia plant, located 40 kilometres northwest of the capital city of Moscow, uses emission-free electric forklifts, heat recovery technologies and water-soluble products in paintings for a sustainable and green production. Automated shopping cart systems are …

EVs Made Up Almost 60% of Norway’s New Car Sales in March

More than half of the passenger cars sold in Norway during March were electric. New statistics released by the Norwegian Road Federation show the market share for electric vehicles (EVs) hit 58.4% for the month, breaking the halfway barrier for the first time ever. The share of EVs in total …