The Clean Vehicle Directive 2009/33/EC was required to be transposed by 4 December 2010. In order to facilitate its implementation within EU Member States, the European Commission launched a Clean Vehicle Portal towards the end of last year. This web-based tool provides information on vehicle life-cycle costs, including environmental costs, as covered by the Directive.
One year on, a workshop will take place in Brussels to discuss the implementation status of the Directive, and the role and impact of the EU Clean Vehicle Portal. Some initial examples of best practice will be shared and new ideas exchanged.
The Workshop will take place on:
We cordially invite you to attend this workshop. For further Informations please contact Matthias Gleichmann mgleichmann(at)tuev-nord.de
Over 850 registered users in first eight weeks
Europe’s new portal for researching and comparing clean vehicle technology, www.cleanvehicle.eu, is off to a successful start. In its first eight weeks of operation, the site signed up more than 850 registered users and attracted 60,000 hits. Sponsored by the European Commission and run by TÜV NORD, the site enables those in charge of vehicle procurement for government agencies, NGOs and businesses, as well as individuals, to compare the environmentally relevant lifetime costs of various vehicles to determine how “green” they are. This allows users to make informed purchasing decisions from an environmental perspective. The portal was set up as an operational instrument under European Commission Directive 2009/33/EC and was launched in Brussels on 3 December 2010 after the directive came into force.
cleanvehicle.eu now includes electric cars
In order to facilitate maximum comparability between different mobility technologies, the Clean Vehicle Portal was recently expanded to cover electric vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers. More than 30 of the latest electric cars and light goods vehicles have been added to the database. As a result, users can now directly compare the environmentally relevant costs of similar vehicle categories employing different technologies.
With 8,500 vehicles currently in the database, www.cleanvehicle.eu is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date online resources for information on clean vehicle technology. However, there is still pent-up demand, according to Matthias Gleichmann, Clean Vehicle Portal project manager at TÜV NORD in Hanover: “Particularly when it comes to heavy goods vehicles and buses, we still need further support from manufacturers.” The developers plan to expand the database and the calculator function to cover heavy goods vehicles in coming releases of the portal.
Joint Procurement made easy
A new feature of the Clean Vehicle Portal that is currently taking shape is real-time integration with the Europe-wide tendering portal Tender Electronic Daily (http://ted.europa.eu), the online version of the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union for public-sector tendering. TED is updated five times a week with some 1,500 calls for tenders from the EU, the European Economic Area and other countries. As such, it is a comprehensive source of information on current procurement activities in EU countries.
The interface will allow registered users of www.cleanvehicle.eu to search daily for announcements of vehicle procurement contracts and, if they wish, to contact fellow purchasers. In this way, the Clean Vehicle Portal aims to facilitate efficient joint procurement. Registration at
is completely free of charge and without obligation.
Continuous improvement process
The Clean Vehicle Portal is a young, fast-paced web development project that naturally relies on its users for feedback and suggested improvements. Our support team welcomes your ideas, comments and, of course, bug reports, so that we can continue to develop and improve the site. Please feel free to send support and improvement requests at any time to our central email address, email@example.com.