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The DFT and the Technology Strategy Board have announced details of a £9.5m low carbon truck demonstration trial, intended to deliver fleets of... continue
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The Australian airline Qantas has launched its first commercial flight using a blend of recycled cooking oil and aviation fuel. A biofuel-powered... continue
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A team at Northumbria University has developed a new formula to predict the impact that electric cars will have on the nation’s power... continue
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The World Wildlife Fund is to lead Scotland’s ambitious plan to decarbonise the entire road transport sector by 2050. WWF Scotland will act as... continue
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The Scottish Government has awarded £1.8m to part-fund 26 low emission buses. The successful bidders to the second round of the Green Bus Fund... continue
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Twelve EU member states have petrol prices higher than the UK’s average of £1.41 a litre, according to figures compiled by the RAC... continue
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Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I have difficulties with the Government’s proposals regarding Bus Services Operating Grant (BSOG) (‘DfT strikes ringfencing deal for... continue
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US transportation secretary Ray LaHood has announced $13.1m in federal funding for 11 innovative research and demonstration projects under the... continue
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Vantage Power, an EV powertrain specialist based in London, has come up with a scheme for retrofitting hybrid power systems to buses to accelerate... continue
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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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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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