Clean freight and logistics

City logistics is a key issue for local authorities all around the world, as it vital but has important effects on air quality, congestion and pollution.

EU funded projects in the spotlight

ECCENTRIC, a focus on less talked about urban mobility issues: freight and suburban districts

Concept: The aim is to tackle the challenge of mobility in suburban districts and develop clean and silent city logistics. For that, the five cities are putting in place urban laboratory on the outskirts of their limits, in areas facing high population growth.

Local authorities involved: Turku (Finland), Ruse (Bulgaria), Munich (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Madrid (Spain)

EU contribution: EUR 17.35 Million (90%)

Timeframe: September 2016 – August 2020

Programme: CIVITAS

More information on CIVITAS’s website

ASSURED, boosting the electrification of urban commercial vehicles

Concept: Developing a solution to charge a range of heavy-duty vehicles with the same infrastructure. The project will test out the solutions with buses, garbage trucks, a delivery truck and an automatic light commercial delivery vehicle.

Local authorities involved: Turin (IT), Lyon (FR), Gothenburg (SE), Bayonne (FR), Helmond (NL), Castejon (ES), Munich (DE)

EU contribution : EUR 18.65 Million

Timeframe: October 2017 – September 2021

Programme: Horizon 2020

More information on the project’s website

Current EU calls

Past EU projects in London

NOVELOG (New Cooperative Business Models and Guidance for Sustainable City Logistics)

TRAILBLAZER (Transport and Innovation Logistics by Local Authorities with a Zest for Efficiency and Realisation)

FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe)

Freight TAILS (Delivering Tailored Approaches for Innovative Logistics Solutions)

CIVITAS Citylab (City Logistics in Living Laboratories)

Freight in London

London Lorry Control Scheme

TfL information on freight

Gnewt Cargo, private company working with the GLA and TfL for pilot parcels delivery project in London

Freight in the EU and elsewhere