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Feasibility study for regional transport

Regional transport without fossil fuels: how to successfully transition the region’s buses to a new

, | Feb. 12, 2024


All the buses in the city of Schaffhausen will soon be entirely electric. Next, the plan is for all buses in the region to follow suit and become fossil free. But how? INFRAS conducted a feasibility study for the canton of Schaffhausen. The study also took into account how service and infrastructure will be impacted.

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Monitoring the Gotthard axis

Gotthard and Ceneri: the impact of the new rail infrastructure on traffic and space

, , | Jan. 29, 2024


More traffic, more freight on the railway, and the growth of residential areas on either side of the Gotthard portal: INFRAS, along with partner offices, was commissioned by the federal government to investigate the impact of the Gotthard axis's new rail infrastructure on traffic and space. However, the Gotthard tunnel is just one factor at play. 

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In memory of a dear friend

Farewell to Daniel Sutter

Sept. 30, 2023


Our highly valued colleague and good friend Daniel Sutter passed away much too soon after a serious illness. Dani was an important pillar for INFRAS for almost 20 years. He left his mark on us, with his work and as a person. 

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SDG Monitoring Report 2023

The EU’s progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

, , , | July 10, 2023


Towards which of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals is the EU making progress and where is it lagging behind? The Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Ecologic Institute and INFRAS have been examining development within the EU on an annual basis since 2016. The 2023 Eurostat Monitoring Report looks at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic for the first time. 

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Electric vehicles: facts and figures on batteries throughout their life cycle

, | April 24, 2023


Electric vehicles are on the rise. It is for this exact reason that pertinent questions keep popping up about the batteries of electric vehicles. On behalf of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, and together with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, INFRAS has prepared a background document to answer these questions. It has a modular structure and addresses the life cycle of a battery, from raw material extraction to disposal. 

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Funding transport infrastructure

A levy on electric vehicles secures long-term road funding

, | April 5, 2023


With an increasing number of electric vehicles on the road, mineral oil tax is generating less income. The Federal Council wants to offset this by introducing a compensation levy on electric vehicles. The Swiss Confederation tasked INFRAS, alongside Ecoplan and TCS, to put together a tariff model for this levy.

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