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Rotterdam, city of electric transport

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Anthony Vermie, City of Rotterdam, P.O. Box 6633, 3002 AP Rotterdam
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Monique Blokpoel, Eneco BV, P.O. Box 9150 , 3007 AD Rotterdam
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(3), 581-588; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj3030581
Published: 25 September 2009
Traffic and transport is an important cause of air-quality and noise pollution in Rotterdam. Solving these problems needs various measurements in our region; cycling, walking and improving public transport are part in that. But large scale use of clean, silent and energy efficient vehicle technologies is also a crucial part for a future sustainable transport system.
For the long term, Rotterdam regards the electric vehicle technology as the most promising solution for a real sustainable transport system. In the mean time, Rotterdam already started impulse-projects to create a market basis for large scale introduction of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles on the principle that seeing and trying is believing.
The energy company Eneco has originated from the Rotterdam municipal energy company GEB and is a very logical partner for the city of Rotterdam (still being a main shareholder in Eneco) when it comes to implementing projects where sustainable electricity is the most sound option.
Keywords: Environment; fleet; infrastructure; market; public transport Environment; fleet; infrastructure; market; public transport
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Vermie, A.; Blokpoel, M. Rotterdam, city of electric transport. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 581-588.

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