EfficienCE is a cooperation project funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme that aims at reducing the carbon footprint in the region. Most Central European cities have extensive public transport systems, which can form the basis of low-carbon mobility services. More than 63% of commuters in the region are using public transport. Measures to increase the energy efficiency and share of renewables in public transport infrastructure can thus have a particularly high impact on reducing CO2.

This is achieved by supporting local authorities, public transport authorities and operators by developing planning and financing strategies and action plans, implementing pilot actions, developing tools and trainings to plan and operate low-carbon infrastructure, and by transferring knowledge and best practices on energy-efficient measures across Central European regions.

Twelve partners, including seven public transport authorities/companies from seven countries are working together for three years to exploit the untapped potentials in this sector and to contribute to the EU’s ‘White Paper’ goals to cut transport emissions by 60 percent by 2050 and to halve the use of ‘conventionally fuelled’ cars in urban transport by 2030.

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24.09.2020

News

Electric bus tested by Budapest

It is of paramount importance for BKK Centre for Budapest Transport to turn to green technologies in order to contribute to the sustainable development of Budapest along with its transport on the one hand, and to make Budapest more liveable on the other hand.

22.06.2020.

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How the COVID-19 pandemic affected the EfficienCE partners? 

The global pandemic affected both our project and our cities’ transport system. Like in many places in the world, people lost their trust in the public transport and were advised against its usage. 

17.06.2020

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Investment in Energy inverter system

PKT attempts to limit existing energy losses in the trolleybus traction network by retrieving unused recuperated braking energy generated by trolleybuses, with the implementation of an energy inverter system which will divert the wasted energy to power the depot building.

19.05.2020

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first pilot, first results

Early indications show: Half of the energy needed to run the Ottakring underground station comes from solar power around midday. Pilot project set to run for another 18 months.


14.05.2020

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Virtual partner meeting & transnational webinar

The virtual partner meeting was followed by a Transnational Webinar titled “Methods and use cases for data-based planning of energy efficient public transport infrastructure”. 

15.01.2020.

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Vienna

11.12.2019

PRESS RELEASE

Solar power from PV films lights up underground station

A Wiener Linien pilot project with Wien Energie to promote active climate protection in Ottakring

11.12.2019

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partner meeting in bergamo

25 people from the EfficienCE project got together in Bergamo for two days. During the first day each partners’ progress was discussed in detail. The second day we held a transnational workshop.

19.11.2019

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WORKSHOP ON DATA-MINING

On 19 November 2019 a joint workshop by the City of Leipzig (Office for Geoinformation and Land Management and the Digital City Unit) and the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (local transport company) took place.

30.9.2019

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Efficience at the European Mobility Week 2019

As the European Mobility Week is promoting clean and sustainable urban transport, partners of the EfficienCE project also organised or participated at local Mobility Week events.

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Project duration

Start Date

1.4.2019

End Date

31.3.2022

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Project Partners

The EfficienCE Project brings together 12 partners from 7 Central European Countries.

Documents and publications

Public EfficienCE documents and publications are available for download in this section.

--> Discover more about EfficienCE project in the flyer, available in the following languages and versions: en, cz, de/at, hu, it, pl, si

--> You are kindly invited to show the commitment of your organisation towards energy efficiency in public transport by signing the EfficienCE Declaration, downloadable HERE. More information about the Declaration and list of signatories can be found HERE.

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