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Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has outlined delivery dates for the electrification of lines in central Scotland. The dates, reported this week by Strathclyde... continue
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A double-deck sightseeing bus in York is to become the first in the country to be entirely battery powered. The City of York Council has received... continue
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The number of claims made to the Government’s Plug-in car grant scheme had reached 5,702 by the end of September, up 1,149 since the end of... continue
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Electric vehicle users on Merseyside could have to pay as much as £5 to charge their vehicles at railway station car parks. Merseytravel is... continue
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The UK’s first all-electric car club has been launched in East London. E-Car Club has teamed up with the Poplar Housing and Regeneration... continue
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Messrs Laxen and Moorcroft ably chronicle the failure to effectively tackle the problem of outdoor air pollution (‘Air quality action plans... continue
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The Chancellor, George Osborne, has pledged to freeze fuel duty for the rest of the Parliament (to May 2015) “provided we can find the savings... continue
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Local authorities in the Bristol area are pressing the DfT to commit to electrifying local rail lines to complement the committed electrification of... continue
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Bombardier has installed the world’s first high power inductive charging station for buses in a Germany town. The 200kW charging pad has been... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government's ultra-low emission incentive scheme is failing to ignite the market for plug-in-grant eligible cars. The British Vehicle Rental... continue
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Most electric vehicle charging points in London are never used, according to data released by the Mayor’s office to the London Assembly’s... continue
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The Government is to seek views on how more than  £500m can best be used to support the market for Ultra  Low Emission Vehicles... continue
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Eleven areas of England will receive a share of the DfT’s £5m Clean Bus Technology Fund to fit emission reduction technology to buses.... continue
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Car club firm Co-Wheels is introducing three Nissan Leaf electric cars to its car club fleet in Aberdeen. Car club members will be able to hire the... continue
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The South East Wales Transport Alliance (Sewta) is consulting on a rail strategy to capitalise on the planned electrification of the area’s... continue
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Electric trains could be running to Windermere in the Lake District by 2016, if a favourable business case can be made, transport secretary Patrick... continue
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The rail industry is to trial battery-powered train technology, which could be used to bridge gaps in otherwise electrified parts of the network and... continue
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Mark Moran
The government’s strategy to encourage the development of the ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) industry was announced... continue
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Motorists in rural areas could benefit from cheaper fuel under Treasury plans to extend the existing island fuel rebate to many more parts of the UK.... continue
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The number of claims made to the Government’s Plug-in car grant scheme had reached 4,553 by the end of June – up by 1,532 since the... continue
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