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Local Transport Today
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Volvo Bus UK has won orders for 174 new hybrid electric buses as part of the Green Bus fund for England, including its single largest ever hybrid... continue
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TfL seeks slice of business rate revenues Transport for London could be given a share of locally retained business rates in the capital under plans... continue
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Members of the London and East of England electric vehicle recharging schemes should soon be able to use each other’s charging points to charge... continue
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The Go-Ahead group and Williams Hybrid Power (WHP), a subsidiary of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, have signed an agreement to develop a flywheel... continue
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ABB has launched a new DC charging unit for electric vehicles specifically targeted at users requiring relatively fast charging in commercial and... continue
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Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced the companies and councils that will benefit from the latest tranche of the Green Bus Fund and funding... continue
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On 5 March business journalist Ross Clark used a column in The Times to urge the Government to do something to alleviate the plight of people in... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Oh blimey bus industry, where are you? For years we have wrestled with ever more stringent emissions laws emanating from Brussels. Soon Euro 6... continue
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Rik Thomas
A few years ago everybody was talking about hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars as the ultimate replacement for cars powered by hydrocarbons. But then,... continue
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Prime Minister David Cameron last week hosted a conference at which the ‘Copenhagen wheel’ was demonstrated. This innovative device,... continue
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The Implications of people charging electric vehicles at their workplace “simply haven’t been thought through”, according to one of... continue
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Aberdeen City Council has secured £9.2m of EU funding to help local bus operators acquire 12 hydrogen-powered buses. The council itself has... continue
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An electric car specifically designed just for urban travel has been unveiled in the Basque region of northern Spain. The Hiriko (which is apparently... continue
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Bus operators in Scotland and Wales are set to lose a major chunk of income from 1 April as the governments cut back Bus Service Operators Grant... continue
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A new project to ensure that the UK is well positioned for the commercial roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, UKH2Mobility, has been... continue
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The UK’s first privately-owned direct current (DC) rapid-charging station for electric vehicles has been opened in Nottinghamshire by transport... continue
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APT Technologies, supplier of the Evolt range of electric vehicle charging equipment, is collaborating with electronic money provider sQuid to enable... continue
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India’s largest car maker, Tata Motors, has announced that it is planning to start producing what is believed to be the world’s first... continue
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The Government is to extend the Plug-in Car grant to vans, transport minister Norman Baker announced this week. The scheme, offering a discount of... continue
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Rik Thomas
A great deal of media coverage was given to the high cost of rail travel in late December/early January as the annual hike in rail fares kicked in.... continue
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