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Local Transport Today
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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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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton - Purley, Surrey, CR8
We see, in the motoring press and elsewhere, a whole raft of articles on the new electric cars that mainstream manufacturers are coming up with. All... continue
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Regular news
The cost of owning and running an ‘ultra-low carbon’ vehicle such as an electric car in 2030 will still be more than that of a... continue
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In brief
The Government’s Technology Strategy Board has published results from trials of 340 ultra-low carbon vehicles in the £25m Ultra Low... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The recent news concerning electric vehicles, at least as reported in LTT, has not been particularly good for advocates of the technology. Barely a... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Despite a recent rash of bad news about electric vehicles, there remain many in positions of power and influence who continue to champion their rise... continue
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Regular news
The European Commission is considering the merits of legislation to mandate a minimum level of refuelling/recharging infrastructure for alternative... continue
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Regular news
The Government is reconsidering how to reduce road fuel costs in peripheral parts of the UK after petrol retailers threatened to boycott the... continue
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Secondary stories
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider Chargemaster this week announced what it claims will be the first privately-funded nationwide EV... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The merits, or otherwise, of electric cars received a substantial airing in the media last week, largely on the back of an item on them in the Top... continue
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In brief
Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, has rejected suggestions that bus Quality Contracts, a policy that it is pursuing, will stifle innovation in the bus... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Westminster City Council is seeking a private sector partner to fund the cost of electric vehicle charging in its area if the council  joins the... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
The results from the first 12 months of the CABLED (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators) electric vehicle trial have revealed that EVs... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
What is claimed by its developer to be the world’s first national charging network at motorway service stations has been launched in the UK by... continue
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Letters to the editor
Joe Rukin - Founder, Stop HS2, Kenilworth
The arguments from supporters of HS2 have changed over the last 17 months, as each one of them has been shot down in flames: first it was good for... continue
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Viewpoint
The war of words between supporters and opponents of high-speed rail was further stoked last week by the Institute of Economic Affairs’ report... continue
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Regular news
The lack of noise emitted by electric and hybrid vehicles presents a road safety risk for visually impaired pedestrians at very low speeds,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Liberal Democrats have called for all the capital’s 8,500 buses and 21,000 taxis to be switched to electric power by 2020. The party... continue
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Media monitor
The contents of the latest report from the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee received significant media coverage in early July,... continue
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Media monitor
The publication of the Government’s latest strategy for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (LTT 1 Jul) was widely... continue
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