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Just over 3,000 claims were made to the Government’s Plug-in car grant scheme in the first two years of its operation. Since January 2011... continue
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The rail industry is drawing up plans for further electrification schemes to be delivered in regulatory Control Periods beyond 2019. A draft Network... continue
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Network Rail wants to electrify Edinburgh’s suburban railway in the next five-year control period, 2014/15-2018/19. The ‘South Sub’... continue
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Network Rail plans to electrify the East Kilbride line in Strathclyde under the same sort of alliance deal with ScotRail that is currently being used... continue
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The coalition Government this week omitted any mention of plans to deliver privately-funded road improvements from its mid-term review... continue
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Tram and train manufacturer Bombardier is talking with UK operators about how the wireless charging technology it uses in trams could make electric... continue
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Gas and electric-powered vehicles could help cut the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight, according to a new report by Ricardo and AEA... continue
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Motorists received a boost this week with the Chancellor’s decision to scrap the planned 3p a litre fuel duty rise scheduled for 1 January. A... continue
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The DfT is to reduce the level of grant support per low carbon bus in the £20m fourth round of the Green Bus Fund announced by the DfT this... continue
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The Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to support the development of a national refuelling infrastructure for gas-powered... continue
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Aberdeenshire Council is to install an electric vehicle charging point in car parks in ten different town centres, making use of redundant power... continue
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WSP is leading the transport assessment work for the Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk under a framework contract with EDF Energy. WSP has... continue
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Two pure electric buses are to be trialled in London from next summer. TfL and bus operator Go Ahead have reached agreement for the vehicles to be... continue
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On 12 November The Times was scathing about the future prospects of the electric car. “As the world looks for an alternative to the dirty,... continue
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Colas Group’s net profit was down by 31 million euros or 15% in the nine months to September compared to the same period in 2011. Colas said... continue
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A number of electric vehicles are being trialled at Heathrow Airport to see if they represent a viable technology for airport operations. Heathrow... continue
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The Government received 605 claims to its Plug-in car grant scheme in the period July to the end of September, taking the total number of claims... continue
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Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply 50 all-electric cars to London-based minicab company... continue
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The DfT should rethink its plans to devolve Bus Service Operators Grant to local transport authorities in England, according to a specialist bus... continue
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The possibility of a two-tier system of vehicle excise duty, under which motorists who use the motorway network and other main trunk roads would pay... continue
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