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Soot-free low-carbon city fleets

As of: May 2021

The transformation of the transport sector is essential for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and improving human health. While current procurement plans for conventional diesel fleets can undermine efforts made towards improving air quality and taking action on climate, public vehicle fleets are highly suited to conversion and investments in clean technologies due to their high level of day-to-day visibility. The project is therefore supporting partner countries in converting their urban bus fleets and other public vehicle fleets in five major cities to soot-free, low-carbon technologies. The project is achieving this by working closely with local stakeholders.

State of implementation/results

  • Presentations on soot-free low-carbon public buses and fleets in India, Indonesia and Brazil.
  • ICCT and KPBB have launched a public consultation process in Indonesia jointly with the Greater Jakarta Transport Authority to establish a new ‘green procurement’ model for public transit. The goal is to shift all new bus purchases immediately to Euro VI and to launch a demonstration for zero emission buses that can form the basis for scale-up of future zero emission purchases.
  • Publication of two analysis for Brazil: 1) total cost of ownership for different bus technologies in São Paulo, concluding that electric buses are already more cost effective than current diesel buses (…), 2) international electromobility policies and their implications to Brazil, with a specific focus on public urban buses (…)

Project data

Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico

Implementing organisation:
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Political partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

BMU grant:
1.745.000,00 €

04/2018  till  12/2023


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