The ever increasing mobility of people, goods and services has resulted in a growing amount of transport of all modes. This has an increasing impact on both resource levels and the environment and is now a major contributor to greenhouse gaseous emissions, which is contributing to global warming and climate change.

Ecovehicle is exploring one option for reducing this impact, namely to define and then stimulate the uptake of environmentally friendly road and rail vehicles.

It is promoting the concept of a vehicles environmental footprint, which relates to

  • Static and dynamic loading of wheel or tyre on track or pavement
  • Noise and vibration arising from this dynamic interaction
  • Gaseous emissions associated with moving the vehicle both globally and locally

As part of its activities, Ecovehicle is organizing a series of workshops to explore the technical, economic and social issues in order to reduce such impacts in the quickest and most effective way.

The project welcomes new partners who can contribute to the projects goals and further information is available from Lily Poulikakos, the coordinator () or Rayner Mayer, project manager (

Ecovehicle is an accredited European collaborative project within the Eureka Research and Development framework.

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Final Report



Workshop 8:

Labelling environmentally friendly vehicles



Workshop 7:

Data for classifying environmentally friendly road and rail vehicles




Workshop 6:

Road and rail vehicles: Impacts, Costs, Incentives



Workshop 5:

Classifying environmentally freindly road and rail vehicles



Workshop 4:

Options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from road and rail vehicles



Workshop 3:

Options for reducing damage to infrastructure from road and rail vehicles



Workshop 2:

Options for reducing gaseous emissions associated with road and rail transport



Workshop 1:

Cost effective solutions for noise reduction of road and rail vehicles