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Workshop: The procurement of electric vehicles

This EU workshop took place on 7 - 8 October 2014. All materials including presentations are available to download below.


As part of the Clean Fleets project, a series of four European workshops were organised with the aim of demonstrating how procurement of clean and energy-efficient vehicles is done in practice and to exchange and learn from each other’s experiences.

This European workshop in Rotterdam, hosted by Clean Fleets project partner the City of Rotterdam, took place over as part of the Rotterdam Electric Mobility Conference - REMC14.

Background - Clean vehicles in Rotterdam - Rotterdam's sustainable mobility policy aims to facilitate the economically very important distribution activities of the main port, while reducing the environmental impact of traffic.

The target of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative to half CO₂ emissions by 2025 from 1990 levels requires a modal shift to cleaner mobility options such as public transport, car sharing, and cycling, as well as clean vehicles and clean fuels.

The city supports electric (and plug-in electric) vehicles as the most promising type of vehice solution for a sustainable mobility future with a view to clean use. To accelerate the introduction of battery electric transport modes, Rotterdam has introduced the programme 'Rotterdam Electric', an integrated approach for electric transport.

This programme concerns all initiatives in the field of electric transport, in which Rotterdam strongly seeks cooperation with the market. The programme aims to challenge the market and to boost promising developments for electric mobility concepts.

Workshop impressions

  • 1 Meet the Vehicles CKT 005
  • 2 Meet the Vehicles CKT 023
  • 3 Meet the Vehicles CKT 020
  • 4 Meet the Vehicles CKT 136
  • 5 Meet the Vehicles CKT 173
  • 6 Meet the Vehicles CKT 175
  • 7 Meet the Vehicles CKT 152
  • 8 Meet the Vehicles 003 medium
  • 9 Press photo Clean fleets 001
  • 10 Press photo Clean fleets 002
  • 11 Press photo Clean fleets 007


Sustainable vehicles and fuel developments in Rotterdam and region
Peter Witvliet
Manager Roteb Lease

The Clean Fleets project
Simon Clement
Project coordinator 
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Electric & CNG vans at Joulz 
Edwin van Vliet 
Senior buyer
Joulz Energy Infrastructures

RET and sustainable mobility
Theo Konijnendijk
Innovation RET

Meet the Vehicles 
Donatello Piras

The Rotterdam experience
Lutske Lindeman 
Programme manager 
Rotterdam Electric

Development of EV-batteries
Professor Peter van den Bossche
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Green Deal
Richard van der Wulp
City of Rotterdam 

Towards a sustainable business model for public charging procurement of public charging points
Tim van beek 
Tender manager 
EV Consult/City of Rotterdam

TfL ISIS Palencia URTP VAG Sofia Rotterdam Zagreb Stockholm TÜV Nord Bremen TTR ICLEI Europe - Local governments for Sustainability
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