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.

NEWS

25.10.2021

News

Webinar held on Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector

The Transnational Webinar took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities event where the presenters answered the question of how public transport can actively contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy.

09.07.2021

News

take a virtual site visit to the metro station in Vienna

A new, foil-based photovoltaic system is being tested on the roof of a Vienna metro station at the Ottakring metro station by Wiener Linien. Three virtual site visits were prepared to introduce the solution. 

02.07.2021

Press release

In Gdynia you can charge a car thanks to trolleybuses

The first mobile charging station for electric cars powered by a trolleybus network was built in Gdynia. A press conference was held on the 9th June at the PKT headquarters about this unique mobile charger, which will use recovered energy from the braking of trolleybuses.

25.05.2021

News

Webinar held on energy-efficient metro stations, with virtual site visit to Vienna

The Transnational Webinar titled “Planning for energy-efficient metro stations” took place on the 18 May 2021, where the presenters introduced different energy-efficient solutions implemented in metro stations

09.04.2021

News

Rationalisation of the public transport system in Maribor

A study was prepared about the best economic and technical solutions for the electrification of bus line no. 6 in Maribor to achieve sustainable goals and improve air quality in the city.

26.03.2021

News

INNOVATIVE INSTALLATION OF AN URBAN DATA PLATFORM IN LEIPZIG

Three cities, Munich, Hamburg and Leipzig strive to develop urban data platforms and digital twins across cities that can be implemented in other German cities as well.

18.03.2021

News

PILSEN FINISHED TESTS OF NEW BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

The Pilsen City Public Transport Company (PMDP) has successfully finished its pilot in the Interreg EfficienCE project, namely a series of tests of a battery buffer storage station at the final station of trolleybus line 16. During eight test phases, each of them consisting of a five-days working week, various cases of usage have been tested.

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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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