A considerable reduction of air pollution was achieved during the last decades in Germany. Find here selected partners who are working towards clean air:
BeeZero is the world's first car sharing offer with hydrogen cars. Starting in summer 2016 the company will initially operate 50 hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Munich. BeeZero promotes the long driving range of FCEVs and offers an innovative and eco-friendly mobility solution to Munich's inhabitants - for a ride to the lakes, the mountains or shopping outside of Munich. Its customers have the convenience of simple and flexible booking, low cost of long journeys and peace of conscience: The cars have zero local emissions and the hydrogen is produced renewably from wind electrolysis and biogas reforming. BeeZero brings hydrogen mobility to life and demonstrates that the technology is ready for mass market deployment.
Breeze helps cities and corporates to create more livable environments for their people. They provide their customers with affordable and reliable environmental sensors for indoor and outdoor use, for example to measure air quality. The data from those sensors is streamed to their cloud-based environmental data analytics suite. Breeze then uses smart algorithms to generate actionable insights. Together with partners, Breeze can then help to implement those to create a healthier workspace or cityscape. Breeze also has a marketplace where it can direct its customers to purchase products based on the insights generated.
Delphi Automotive PLC is a leading global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. Headquartered in Gillingham, England, Delphi operates major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 32 countries, with regional headquarters in Bascharage, Luxembourg; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China and Troy, Michigan, U.S. Delphi delivers innovation for the real world with technologies that make cars and trucks safer as well as more powerful, efficient and connected.
Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles: small, easy and affordable.
Ebee smart technologies GmbH - the technology supplier for the energy and automotive industry - based in Berlin.
Our vision is to supply cost-efficient and easily accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the public space. We have developed a highly integrated charge point, which can be flexibly mounted on or integrated in existing city furniture like street lights. In urban areas where vehicles can't be charged in a private garage over night, the public space needs charging infrastructure. With our system these charging stations can be installed in the public space without having a negative effect on the cityscape. Our compact and integrated ebee charge controllers, the heart of every ebee charge point, are smart city functional and prepared for future standards (e.g. ISO 15118). The controller is more than just EV-charging. It is also capable of smart-grid and smart-city functions and is available separately. Ebee also supplies backend software and supports operating an efficient customer data management. The controller communicates based on the current OCPP-protocol and has been successfully integrated into the backend system of different leading providers and Operators.
Ebee Smart Technologies GmbH
emmy (formerly known as eMio) offers electric scooter sharing. It's a free-floating, short-term rental system which startet 2015 in Berlin. Our users enjoy individual mobility without the quest for parking space and without CO2 or noise emissions and prices are considerably below carsharing. The system works by localizing and unlocking the scooter through a smartphone application. All scooters are equipped with two helmets in different sizes. There are two exchangeable batteries in each scooter and emmy takes care of charging and battery swapping - as a result, users do not have to worry about negative aspects of electric mobility such as bad infrastructure and long charging time.
emmy adds an exciting alternative to urban mobility and makes you smile on everyday rides.
emmy– the first electric Scooter-Sharing in Germany
The European Electrical Bus Company is a specialist for e-mobility applications in urban cities. We provide technical and economical solutions in different segments.
EEBC combines three major parts for successful eBus system realization without friction losses: Planning, project management (PM) and financing. Building on long term contracting including all operational and infrastructural cost, EEBC follows the same interest as the operator to fulfil transport needs at an excellent cost-performance ratio or can operate the public transportation by himself.
European Electrical Bus Company GmbH
GE imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. In Germany, GE has a presence of more than 50 locations and over 7,000 employees, focusing on renewable energy, healthcare technology, research and development and financial services. GE is one of Germany's most attractive employers, having been awarded “Top Employer Engineers 2014.” The company’s Ecomagination initiative has been recognized by the jury of the German Sustainability Award as one of the three most sustainable business strategies in Germany.
We make cool and clean air - profitable!
Every day 90% of cities’ inhabitants breathe polluted air which becomes the cause of every 7th death worldwide. Green City Solutions addresses this global problem by combining a special, vertical installed moss culture, with our own developed IoT-Technology for its optimal maintenance. The product called “CityTree” has a 275x higher air filter capacity than any biogenic solution on the market and can be adapted to any environment. To ensure its profitability, implementation of visual and digital information on the vertical plant display for marketing campaigns is possible.
Green City Solutions
HJS is one the leading suppliers of exhaust gas after treatments. They have been engaged in the design, development, production and marketing of modular systems for reducing pollutant emissions. The innovative environmental protection technologies are used either as original equipment or for retrofitting in passenger cars, commercial vehicles as well as in a wide range of non-road applications. In addition to systems for gasoline engines, HJS specializes in diesel engines systems, predominantly for reducing the emissions of soot particles (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).
HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG
As a globally established provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), Kapsch TrafficCom makes an important contribution to greater safety and efficiency in road traffic.
The portfolio includes solutions for toll collection, city access control and parking space management, traffic management, traffic monitoring, commercial vehicle monitoring, electronic vehicle registration and V2X cooperative systems. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help finance traffic infrastructure, improve traffic safety, optimize traffic flows and reduce traffic-related environmental impacts.
The current core business lies in the development, installation and operation of electronic toll and traffic management systems. Our end-to-end solutions cover the entire value creation chain of our customers, from components and subsystems for their integration all the way to regular operation, all from a single source.
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Kiezkaufhaus is the answer to dying inner cities through to increased online shopping and the resulting CO2 emission. It’s an online shop with local merchants and producers that delivers the same day with cargo bikes. So it’s faster than Amazon and in addition free of emission. It combines the comfort of online shopping with the good cause to support local independent shops. Because those are the stores which make your city individual and beautiful. If they are gone the blank spaces will be filled by anonymous franchises. So on side of less CO2 emission, it Kiezkaufhaus also reduces inner city traffic and supports the finances of a City.
LEITNER ropeways is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cable car systems. It offers high-tech solutions, innovative design, top quality, and functionality, thus paving the way for convenient and environmentally friendly passenger transport. LEITNER ropeways’ product range includes detachable gondola and chairlifts as well as aerial tramways, funicular ropeways, material ropeways, inclined elevators, and fixed-grip ski lifts. LEITNER ropeways provides technological excellence worldwide in all kinds of areas of application, ranging from winter sports through to urban passenger transport.
MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Winfried Rauch in 1969. MAHA is currently considered one of the most accomplished manufacturers of dynamometers, vehicle lifts and test devices. The product range covers applications for car, utility vehicle and agricultural machinery workshops. The products comply with the strictest quality standards. They are reliable and durable and they meet the highest demands. In addition to hardware, MAHA provides powerful software solutions for test system networking.
Mobisol, a leading player in decentralized solar electrification, offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for lower-income households and small businesses in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining solar energy with flexible mobile payment plans, Mobisol provides a credible alternative to the grid connection. The Germany-based company designs, distributes and services solar home systems, that millions have been waiting for in vain. As access to affordable and reliable solar energy is improving the standard dramatically, Mobisol is taking technology one step further by testing its innovative solar-powered drone delivery infrastructure across East Africa.
MSR-Traffic offers intelligent parking guidance systems for smart cities.
Wireless in-ground sensors enable counting and single space detection of vehicles in real-time. Motorists can be guided quickly to the next free parking space via dynamic traffic signs or apps. This doesn’t only increase the quality of life and the attractiveness of cities, but is also of great advantage from an economic point of view.
MVMANT is an urban mobility on-demand platform that solves the traffic congestion problem. MVMANT allows the deployment of a fleet of vehicles circulating on fixed routes (like a bus) with a service on request (like a taxi). The dispatching of vehicles is managed by predictive algorithms, advanced machine learning techniques and by requests generated through the dedicated app. This allows to dispatch the vehicles when and were needed and match the mobility needs of citizens in the most efficient way.
For our clients, we plan and optimise in all transport systems. As a member of PTV Group, we are familiar with high methodical standards. Committed to customer benefits we develop innovative and comprehensive solutions. Our teams provide a wide range of skills and expertise. Our projects are characterised by integrated, interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. This provides high value, sustainability and enduring solutions.
For more information, see the interview of Peter Mott, Director Business Development at PTV .
PTV Transport Consult GmbH
The Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH (RVK) is a regional transport operator. The RVK has the capacity, the knowledge and the mandatory objective to move people in the Rhineland on the highest technical level. Together with its owners and contracting authorities, the RVK is working continuously on the implementation of attractive, environmentally friendly and sustainable local transport services in the region. Until 2030 the RVK aims to replace its entire bus fleet by vehicles with environmentally friendly propulsion.
Regionalverkehr Köln GmbH
SM!GHT is an artifical term, composed from the following words: smart.city.light. In this way SM!GHT does not just stand for individual products, but for new infrastructure solutions, with which EnBW will accompany its customers on the path of changing infrastructure. Today and in the future. So a street light becomes the basis of the urban infrastructure, which fulfils needs, thinks ahead and fills people with enthusiasm.
TWIKE is the manufacturer of one of the most innovative electric vehicles worldwide. The conceptually unique electric vehicle TWIKE is focused on intelligent and individual mobility. The third generation of this two-seated three-wheeler has been produced since 1996 and is sold on the European market already more than 1000 times.
„Accelerating the inevitable“ is the credo of the Green & Energy GmbH and a sustainable development is inevitable. With our interdisciplinary knowledge in fields like electric and sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, renewables and civic participation, we create solutions for supporting an increased awareness about and for enabling a more easy and optimized adoption of environmentally friendly technologies (e.g. e-mobility).
Green & Energy GmbH
IVU Umwelt has been active in environmental planning for more than 30 years, offering expert opinions for various environmental aspects. IVU Umwelt’s expertise includes emission inventories, environmental traffic management, screening of air and noise pollution, dispersion of air pollutants ranging from micro- to large-scale applications, calculation of scenarios and forecasts, assessments of air quality as well as statistical data analysis. IVU Umwelt has long term experience in developing physical-chemical and statistical models, both as highly specialized individual solutions and as commercial products for use in public administration and environmental consulting.
LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH has been active as an independent consulting firm in the fields of mobility and logistics since 1998. We develop for our clients originating from the fields of industry, commerce, service providers and the public sector, user-oriented solutions which are in line with market requirements. Our activities focus on concepts, cooperation, coordination and communication, realized for our clients by experienced interdisciplinary teams at our offices in Hannover and Berlin as well as with our worldwide network.
myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation. With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes quantifiable climate protection and long-lasting development worldwide. Through these projects, emissions are reduced by replacing fossil fuel sources with renewable energies and by implementing energy-efficient technologies. With our interactive and action-oriented educational programmes, myclimate encourages everyone to make a contribution towards our future. Moreover the foundation offers consultancy on integrated climate protection with tangible added value. myclimate provides this through analyses, IT solutions, labels and resource management. Services range from simple carbon footprints for businesses to sophisticated product life cycle assessments (LCA).
PLANUNGSBUERO RICHTER-RICHARD was founded in 1978. Since then PRR has dealt successfully with questions at the intersection between urban, traffic and environmental planning (I.E. NOISE ACTION PLANS).
PRR handles tasks at the intersection between town • traffic/ transport • environment in the context of planning • research • consultation with special focus on noise abatement and climate protection. To find solutions for complex tasks our approach is holistic and resilient. We work in an interdisciplinary team of town planners, traffic engineers and geographers.
Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent private research and consultancy company, based in Cologne since 1996. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide. We are a committed team of internationally experienced consultants delivering quality services in the fields of urban and regional development, transport and mobility, environmental protection, information technologies and, generally, innovation to society.
SUMP Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (english version).
The urban concepts GmbH deals with sustainability-oriented projects in different planning areas, especially mobility, housing and urban development. The link between research and practical implementation as well as an interdisciplinary approach are our special strengths.
urbane konzepte GmbH
VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH is a regional, national and international operating consulting and planning company which provides its clients with objective and independent consultancy services and sustainable solutions concerning all aspects of public transport. Hereby, VCDB’s comprehensive range of expertise and operational know-how is the basis for practical-oriented and forward-looking results in the following fields of business:
-Rail Vehicle Technology
-Transport Planning/Transport Engineering
-Assistance in Operation
WTM is one of the ten largest German providers of engineering services in the building sector. With 80 years of experience WTM has planned over 12,000 national and international construction projects. With offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, the company operates nationwide and internationally on pioneering projects. The range of services includes consulting, planning, monitoring and plan checking in the fields of civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, industrial and commercial construction, structural engineering, building services, offshore wind farms, renewable energy as well as research and development.
[ui!] – the urban institute® is an innovative software and consulting company for "Smart City" solutions.
How can near real-time data enable enhancing the traffic flow in a city? How can electric vehicles be efficiently and reliably integrated in corporate fleets? How are municipalities able to learn more about the current air quality at their crossroads?
For those and many more challenges we provide cloud-based solutions, which make smart cities even smarter.
[ui!] – the urban institute®
Modern cargo bikes with electric assist are becoming an increasingly relevant transport alternative for private households and businesses. They can carry up to 250 kg, are reliable, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and in urban areas often faster than cars. Cargobike.jetzt offers solutions to cities and companies on making urban transport more sustainable by cargo bikes.
Since its founding in 1990, Climate Alliance has been mobilising European municipalities in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. Its some 1,700 member municipalities spread across 25 European countries have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions locally as well as to promoting climate justice via the protection of indigenous territories in the rainforests of Amazonia. Climate Alliance supports its members in their activities in numerous ways, running awareness raising campaigns on topics such as sustainable mobility and consumption in addition to developing CO2 monitoring instruments, project work and political campaigning.
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As 'Agency for Applied Energy Transition', it helps achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do so, it brings together partners from all areas of politics and business. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Group, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.
"Deutsche Umwelthilfe" (German Environmental Aid) provides a forum for environmental organizations, politicians and decision makers of business enterprises. Our vision for the future are ecological and sustainable decisions.
DLR is the national research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany on aeronautics and space, transport and energy. In our research on transport at the DLR, we analyse how traffic is generated, how transport is developing, what impact on the environment this has, and how negative effects can be minimized. This involves studying peoples’ mobility behaviour and examining traffic reduction and modal shift. Further research topics include national and international trends in mobility and new technologies for coming generations of cars, commercial vehicles, and trains. Our work on traffic management ranges from the optimization of individual modes to an examination of all transport modes, including walking and cycling, to foster an intermodal, integrated transport chain. In the light of global urbanization, the DLR also researches new mobility and logistics services in cities. The Clearing House of Transport Data at DLR makes available large scale survey data to the national and international community.
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
International Council on Clean Transportation
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 37.000 students, 4.400 publicly funded staff members – among them over 500 professors – and approximately 3.500 externally funded staff members, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
Technische Universität Dresden
The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”) sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. As Germany’s main environmental protection agency, our task is to ensure that our fellow citizens have a healthy environment where they are protected against air, water and other pollutants to the greatest extent possible. Here at the UBA, we concern ourselves with an extremely broad spectrum of issues, including waste avoidance, climate protection, and pesticide approvals.
Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) is an association for sustainable mobility. It was founded in 1986 and has about 55.000 members and supporters. VCD offers information on sustainable means of transportation, initiates projects and lobbies for sustainable mobility.
VCD stands up for more public transport, more cycling, more walking and better traffic safety. That means:
-more buses and trains, better service in public transport
-better conditions for cycling and walking
-climate and environmental protection
-reduction of air pollution
About 600 companies performing public passenger transport and rail freight transport in Germany are organised in the “Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen” (VDV = Association of German Transport Companies). The VDV advises and supports its member companies and politicians, supports the exchange of experience and know-how between the members and prepares technical, operational, legal and economic principles. The VDV also represents the interests of its member companies towards parliaments, authorities, industry and other institutions. Therefore, the VDV has offices in Brussels (European office) and Berlin (capital office) besides its head office in Cologne. The regional interests of the member companies are defended by nine regional groups. Moreover, six general committees and 19 expert committees are dealing with the special challenges of the sector. More than 400 experts in very different fields do voluntary work in these committees, which results in rules (VDV Recommendations and VDV Reports).
Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. (VDV)