PUBLIC PROCUREMENT NEWS

  

NEWS SEARCH RESULTS ( 1 - 1 from 1 )

Clean vehicles on the rise in Europe

26 February 2019

The transport sector contributes about 27% to greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU). In addition, it is a source air pollution which is associated with a variety of health risks. Specialised vehicles, such as buses and waste collection trucks, are examples of market sectors where public demand may be particularly influential in moving towards lower emissions and greater fuel efficiency.

To harness this potential, European Union lawmakers recently reached an agreement on green public procurement rules for new buses, requiring local authorities purchase a minimum share of clean vehicles running on gas or electricity by 2025 and 2030.

In addition, the European Commission (EC) has published new guidance which can support public authorities in Europe in achieving these targets. The new guidance comes in the form of EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria and is an update of previous guidance issued in 2012. The updated criteria have been considerably broadened in scope, now covering purchases, leases and rentals of vehicles and related mobility services. The latter covers services such as car sharing, taxis, combined mobility services, and cycles.

Learn more about the new EU GPP guidance in the latest GPP News Alert.