Big Public Buyers visit Heavy Duty Electric Vehicle Makers in Freiburg

24 March 2020

On the 4-5 March 2020, the Big Buyers Initiative working group on Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles met in Freiburg, Germany to prepare for upcoming market dialogues and finalise a joint platform for sharing information on their fleets and upcoming procurement plans. The group of procurers from the Cities of Oslo, Rotterdam, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Porto, and SKL Kommentus visited an AEBI-Schmidt production facility for electric street sweepers and learned about the technical aspects of electric vehicles. In the coming months, the group will hold further dialogues with identified suppliers of different heavy-duty EVs for city services. The Big Buyers is a European Commission Initiative, run by ICLEI and Eurocities, for promoting collaboration between big public buyers in implementing strategic public procurement.