Oslo’s Zero-Emission City Center: Innovation and Collaboration
The City of Oslo is dedicated to improving the experience of city life and maintaining its livability for generations to come. Though the nation of Norway is renowned for its generous electric vehicle (EV) promotions and its ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, its capital has seized upon the environmental movement to help deliver a quieter, cleaner, and more holistically connected community. The City has is developing its GHG emissions reductions strategies in ways that will return the city to pedestrians, such as shifting away from vehicle use and encouraging bicycle travel. By creating a city that is more welcoming and inclusive of low-carbon solutions, Oslo is creating a better living environment while preserving the health of the environment.
Voucher Incentives: California and Beyond
The up-front costs of zero-emission commercial vehicles (ZECVs) is typically much higher than the cost of a diesel-powered vehicle. To make these vehicles more affordable and easier to obtain, California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Low NOx (nitrogen oxides) Engine Incentivesprovide point-of-purchase cost reductions through an innovative voucher system that makes the vehicles more affordable for fleets and enables industry to meet growing ZECV markets. To date, the program has disbursed more than $400 million to place thousands of low-polluting medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on California’s roads.