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What is believed to be the UK’s first car showroom dedicated to the sale of electric vehicles is due to open in Oldham, near Manchester, in... continue
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Motorists, rail passengers and public transport users in London will all benefit from the Chancellor’s decisions this week to defer or reduce... continue
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The locations of charging points for plug-in vehicles are to be systematically mapped across the country to make it easier for motorists to go... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has announced that it is to take part in a trial of wireless charging points for electric vehicles. The technology, which... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
From time to time these columns are triggered by ‘requests’ – or challenges – from colleagues suggesting I write about some... continue
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The Government took 66% of every £1 spent on petrol and diesel in 2009/10, down from 80% in the period 2001/02-2003/04, according to the Office... continue
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Rik Thomas
T wo English councils, Herefordshire and Shropshire, have agreed a deal with Ludlow-based hydrogen fuel cell car manufacturer Riversimple to trial a... continue
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European environmental transport lobby group Transport and Environment is pressing the European Commission to significantly increase minimum fuel tax... continue
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Take-up of the Government grants for electric vehicles fell further in the last quarter, with just 106 successful applications being made. The... continue
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Secondary stories
Many local authorities across Britain are doing very little to promote the uptake of electric or other low carbon vehicles, the RAC Foundation said... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The Virgin Atlantic airline has announced that it is planning to run scheduled flights using a new, ‘green’ fuel source from 2015. The... continue
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Rik Thomas
Electric vehicle charging point supplier Chargemaster has announced that it is planning to float up to 33% of the company on the London stock market... continue
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The Northern Ireland Executive has launched the ecar brand for electric vehicle charging. Charging points are being installed in six towns and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Adrian Hetherington - Ontario, Canada
Your 26 Aug issue contained another discussion about electric vehicles (‘The electric vehicle: it might be coming but do we want it... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
The UK’s first ‘open access’ hydrogen-powered vehicle refuelling station has been opened at car manufacturer Honda’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
European car maker trade body ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles) has published what it refers to as a... continue
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Almost the entire rail network of Central Scotland could be electrified by the end of the decade if Scottish ministers accept plans put forward by... continue
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People/people
Mike Salter has joined EValu8 Transport Innovations Ltd at the University of Hertfordshire, as project manager. EValu8 is the company set up to... continue
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Rik Thomas
Volkswagen unveiled a new single-seat electric vehicle at last week’s Frankfurt motor show that has been deliberately designed not to compete... continue
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In brief
New regulations come into force on 1 October in England giving permitted development rights for the installation of charging points for electric... continue
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