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UK to phase out diesel-powered trains by 2040

The UK has announced plans to phase out all diesel-powered trains by 2040 as part of its wider decarbonisation strategy. The UK has already committed...
Volkswagen emissions © Alan Levine

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist over animal testing

Volkswagen has taken responsibility for tests carried out by German association EUGT, which involved humans and monkeys inhaling diesel exhaust fumes. The New York Times...
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Norway’s short-haul flights to switch to electricity

Avinor, the public operator of Norway’s airports, has announced plans to make all short-haul flights electric by 2040. Norway already has more electric and hybrid...
Made for walking

Made for walking

Pan European Networks investigates some of the roles cities play in promoting initiatives for pedestrians.  With transport accountable for almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse...
Leading logistics

Leading logistics

Philip Evans, secretary general of the European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum, gives his view on smart innovations in the sector. The European Freight and...
Wheel appeal

Wheel appeal

Pan European Networks discusses the role of intelligent transport within the smart cities of the future, and the developments already underway. Transport simulation is being...
A chance for sustainable mobility?

A chance for sustainable mobility?

Michel Arnd of Polis offers the perspective of cities and regions on the future of Mobility as a Service The introduction of shared vehicles and,...
The shift to cycles

The shift to cycles

Samuli Mäkinen discusses Helsinki’s cycle sharing programme and the impact it has had on the city’s transport. When it comes to decarbonisation efforts in cities,...

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