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The Government’s hopes of an electric car revolution were dealt a blow this week as Toyota announced it was scrapping plans for a mass market... continue
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Who killed the electric car? Until recently, the stock response to this oft-asked question has been to point the finger at the automotive industry,... continue
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The UK’s first electric bus service to use inductive wireless charging is to be launched next summer in Milton Keynes. The project will see... continue
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Consumer demand for plug-in vehicles remains very low and the Government grant to encourage demand may not be proving effective, according to the... continue
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Transport minister Norman Baker visited Nottingham last week to witness two new transport initiatives delivered with the help of DfT cash. Electric... continue
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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has suggested that its planes may fly in bird-like formations and automatically select the most fuel-efficient routes... continue
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The Government is investing £9m in a new research centre to advance electric and hybrid vehicle battery technologies. Industry is putting... continue
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Pressure group FairFuelUK is pursuing a new stage of its campaign to stop the Government increasing road fuel tax, following the Chancellor’s... continue
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Electric vehicle charging equipment supplier POD Point has launched what it says is the UK’s first nationwide pay-as-you-go network for... continue
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Gas supply company Calor has decided against switching 30% of its delivery vehicles to biodiesel fuel after a review found that the move would impact... continue
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Electric vehicle charging company POD Point is offering free home charging units worth over £1,000 to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in... continue
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Transport secretary Justine Greening may, allegedly, have few friends in the Cabinet nowadays, due to her opposition to the expansion of Heathrow... continue
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Aberdeen is to be the home of Europe’s biggest hydrogen bus fleet as part of an EU-backed ‘clean energy hub’... continue
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An electric car hire scheme has been launched in the Lake District as part of the £6.9m GoLakes Travel sustainable visitor transport programme.... continue
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Fuel duty is not an environmental tax, a review by the Treasury has concluded. The decision is a blow for supporters of higher motoring costs... continue
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In these pages last month we observed that tackling climate change appears to have slipped down the list of transport policy priorities and asked why... continue
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In brief
A fleet of six electric vehicles is to be located in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales to enable tourists to explore the park in an... continue
Categories: Energy / Fuel, Wales
Local Transport Today
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Wireless technology developer Qualcomm and car maker Renault have agreed a memorandum of understanding to carry out a London-based trial of... continue
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A survey of motorists suggests that more than four in ten are cutting down on driving and looking to other means such as public transport, walking... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
Peter Stonham
PUBLIC TRANSPORT and the non-motorised modes have long traded on their green credentials and the lower carbon emissions that attend to journeys on... continue
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