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Local Transport Today
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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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The Commission says the DfT, Scottish and Welsh Governments should consider how the method of BSOG payments could be used to incentivise: ... continue
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The mass take-up of electric and other low emission vehicle technologies could still be 20 years away, according to the Government. Its Carbon Plan,... continue
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Japanese car manufacturer Honda is currently trialling solar-powered charging stations to refuel electric vehicles. In use, an array of 84 CIGS... continue
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Gateshead College in the north-east of England has established a new company, Zero Carbon Futures, to take on the ‘green vehicle’ work of... continue
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A new design of ‘black box’ event data recorder for cars has been launched by Cambridge-based Skalene Technologies. The new EDR is,... continue
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What is believed to be the UK’s first car showroom dedicated to the sale of electric vehicles is due to open in Oldham, near Manchester, in... continue
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Motorists, rail passengers and public transport users in London will all benefit from the Chancellor’s decisions this week to defer or reduce... continue
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The locations of charging points for plug-in vehicles are to be systematically mapped across the country to make it easier for motorists to go... continue
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Transport for London has announced that it is to take part in a trial of wireless charging points for electric vehicles. The technology, which... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
From time to time these columns are triggered by ‘requests’ – or challenges – from colleagues suggesting I write about some... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government took 66% of every £1 spent on petrol and diesel in 2009/10, down from 80% in the period 2001/02-2003/04, according to the Office... continue
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Rik Thomas
T wo English councils, Herefordshire and Shropshire, have agreed a deal with Ludlow-based hydrogen fuel cell car manufacturer Riversimple to trial a... continue
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European environmental transport lobby group Transport and Environment is pressing the European Commission to significantly increase minimum fuel tax... continue
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Take-up of the Government grants for electric vehicles fell further in the last quarter, with just 106 successful applications being made. The... continue
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Many local authorities across Britain are doing very little to promote the uptake of electric or other low carbon vehicles, the RAC Foundation said... continue
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Rik Thomas
The Virgin Atlantic airline has announced that it is planning to run scheduled flights using a new, ‘green’ fuel source from 2015. The... continue
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Rik Thomas
Electric vehicle charging point supplier Chargemaster has announced that it is planning to float up to 33% of the company on the London stock market... continue
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The Northern Ireland Executive has launched the ecar brand for electric vehicle charging. Charging points are being installed in six towns and... continue
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