Clean mobility pioneers
Views 1 January 2018


Decarbonizing transport is key to realizing the COP 21 climate goals. Pioneers around the world are developing innovative sustainable mobility solutions. They show that it is possible to move clean, intelligent and safely in the air, on water and on land. The first round-the-world solar flight and the world’s first four-seater passenger aircraft powered by hydrogen demonstrate the opportunities for low-emission air transport. Additionally, ride sharing on water was launched this year. Hyperloops and hydrogen trains move freight and people environmental-friendly, quickly, and directly on ground and hydrogen and electric vehicles are promising technologies to green the road transport.

  • China's very first tricable ropeway went into public service in July 2017 in Lushan, a popular destina- tion for local resident and tourists. In order to up- grade the infrastructure and improve comfort for visitors, the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group was en- trusted with the task of building a modern ropeway installation. Source: Dopplemayr/Garaventa.
  • Solar Impulse plane landing in India during first Round-the-World Solar Flight. Source: Solar Impulse
  • Overflying the Pyramids in Egypt during the first round-the-world flight only powered by the sun with no fuel and polluting emissions. Source: Solar Impulse
  • The first flight of HY4, the first zero emission aircraft powered by hydrogen in September 2016 in Stuttgart. Find out more: Source: DLR, CC-BY 3.0
  • Technical test flights with the hydrogen plane HY4 in Slovenia. Find out more: Source: DLR, CC-BY 3.0
  • The first Hyperloop One test track in Nevada, April 2017 presents a new mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and directly. Source: Hyperloop One
  • The Copenhagen Wheel is a sleek red hub that turns nearly any bike into a smart electric hybrid containing a custom motor, advanced sensors, control systems, and a battery. Source: Max Tomasinelli
  • The world's only hydrogen fuel cell passenger train Coradia iLint by Alstom is a new CO2-emission-free regional train. In March 2017, it successfully performed the first test run at 80 km/h in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, Germany. Source: Alstom
  • Artificial sun: Inspecting the world's largest solar simulator that generates climate-friendly, regenerative fuels including hydrogen.
  • Uber launched the speedboat service UberBoat in Croatia in July 2017.
  • The hydrogen passenger car Toyota Mirai is the World Green Car being Winner of the 2016 World Car Wards. Source: Toyota
  • Electric Car Sharing in Copenhagen, Denmark. Source: DriveNow