Intelligent Energy Europe

Service tools

  • Current languageen

Navigation path

Green Fleet Procurement Models (PROCURA)

Download PDFDownload PDF
Tags:
PROCURA aims at contributing to the EU objective of 20% substitution of oil-based motor fuels by 2020, by overcoming market barriers for large-scale procurement of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs). Earlier EU programs results confirm that market barriers for AFVs include:
  • lack of infrastructure (chicken-egg problem);
  •  lack of maintenance and repair facilities;
  • lack of knowledge of fleet owners and consumers;
  • higher purchase costs;
  • lack of second-hand market.
PROCURA’s strategy consists of developing and testing models for centralised AFV procurement via:
  • buyer pools (permitting centralised infrastructure and servicing);
  • a focus on private fleet owners (e.g. Greenlease);
  • the start-up development of second hand markets and certification systems for AFVs.

Results

  • Over 150 fleet scans were carried out;
  • Over 135 Alternative Fuel Vehicles were procured, with 75 more scheduled for January 2010;
  • Manuals developed in collaboration with, and applied by fleet owners in 5 pilots. The following manuals are available on the project website: - Market barriers for large scale AFV procurement; - Infrastructure development for AFVs; - Training guidelines for Maintenance and support of AFVs; - User manual for fleet owners concerning AFVs; - Available incentive schemes.
  • Over 2750 stakeholders were involved in events, including branch organizations(automotive) and automotive manufacturers;
  • The project offered detailed insights in fleet operator needs with regards to the acquisition of AFV, representing an input for policy makers in the transport sector.
Top

Lessons learned

  • The decisive factor in fleet procurement remains the financial benefit, but environmental concerns are becoming increasingly significant in fleet procurement decisions;
  • A lack of knowledge or false information can be a severe barrier for the introduction of AFV's. Establishing a EU network of green public fleets could counter this;
  • Governmental support is critical, whether it be local, regional or national; Last updated: 28.06.2010
Top

Partners and coordinator

List Map
Top

Contact

Ecofys b.v.
Netherlands
Contact point: 
Name: 
Arjan Visser
Tel: 
0031 30 2808 313
Name: 
Maarten Neelis
Tel: 
0031-30-2808324
Name: 
Mirjam Harmelink
Tel: 
+31 30 2808 495
Name: 
Menno Chang
Tel: 
0031-30-28084449
Name: 
Frank Zegers
Tel: 
0031 30 2808 313
Name: 
Suzanne Joosen
Tel: 
0031 30 2808357
Name: 
Giel Linthorst
Tel: 
0031 (0)30 2808322

Budget

Key documents

More documents


In brief

Duration:
01/01/2006 to 31/12/2008
Contract number: 
EISAS/EIE/05/102/2005

Related projects

More projects