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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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The boom in shale gas and shale oil production in the US is prompting people to rethink future fossil fuel supplies, according to an analyst. The... continue
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The Government is to offer a prize of up to £10m R&D funding to develop long-life battery technology for electric vehicles. Details of the... continue
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The DfT has asked Network Rail to study electrifying the ‘Lakes Line’ railway between Oxenholme and Windermere in Cumbria.... continue
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John Helm
‘Fusion: feasibility and the future of transport’ was the title of the Independent Transport Commission’s annual lecture held last... continue
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The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
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Transport for London has started the process to find a purchaser for Source London, the capital’s network of 1,300 publicly accessible electric... continue
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Reading Buses has taken delivery of the first of a fleet of 20 compressed natural gas-powered buses, which the operator says will make it the... continue
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