4 June 2013

Addressing the key issues in ‘clean’ vehicle procurement

The Clean Fleets user needs assessment, a thorough analysis conducted by the Clean Fleets project to see what support public authorities and fleet operators require to implement the Clean Vehicles Directive (CVD), has brought to light the most pressing challenges faced when procuring vehicles with higher standards of energy and environmental performance.

In response, the project has set up three working groups that will discuss and attempt to resolve key issues in the fields of fuel & technology options for buses, life cycle costing and monitoring and contract management. Each group will produce a report, fact sheets, FAQs and case studies that will be available in early 2014.

Public authorities and technical and professional experts who wish to give input regarding their experiences and lessons learned can join the exchange by contacting The discussions will take place online and by telephone. This exchange is not open to vehicle manufacturers at this time, but their involvement will be requested in months to come.

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