City of Utrecht

Country: Netherlands

The city of Utrecht is a densely populated city, with its centre being of major historical and cultural importance. However, its ancient streets are being damaged by traditional forms of road freight transport. To tackle this problem the city introduced two new and innovative methods of transport: the waterborne electric Beer Boat, and the solar-powered electric freight road vehicle known as the Cargohopper. This has resulted in a reduction in emissions, noise and freight traffic, and increased the safety and quality of life for city residents. The municipality of Utrecht aims to increase cleaner and better transport in their city in order to improve liveability.

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