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Local Transport Today
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General Motors’ new electric networked vehicle (EN-V – right) can park itself and automatically return to the user when summoned from a... continue
Local Transport Today
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A committee of MPs has urged the Government to ringfence a proportion of fuel duty revenues for low carbon transport. The House of Commons... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington - Director, Transport Watch, Northampton, NN2
Are electric vehicles green or brown? Almost certainly the answer is brown. The UK Government’s belief that electric vehicles will emit less... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Intelligent Energy has announced that the first units of its fleet of hydrogen fuel cell-powered London taxis have taken to the roads since being... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Eleven dual-fuel Optare Solo buses have entered service in Lincoln after the completion of a project to convert them to run on a combination of... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT this week placed the onus on electric vehicle owners to recharge their cars at home or at their workplace, saying that an extensive public... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams - Cheltenham, GL50
Tipping points seem to be out of fashion but talk of peaks continues: peak oil, peak car and now peak renewables from Michael Lind, policy director... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Last week's announcement of sharp rises in energy prices prompted a flurry of articles in right-of-centre papers calling for the Climate Change Act... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The perennially controversial subject of road traffic congestion made several significant appearances in the media in early June. On June 3, for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council is planning to install electric vehicle charging points at park-and-ride sites in the city. The council expects enough... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to end core grant funding for two of its environmental bodies – the Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust – from... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission has no plans to set a minimum noise standard for electric vehicles to address concerns that their near silence increases the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
A trial of 30 hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars is due to begin in Leicester in the spring of 2012, according to the cars’ designer, the firm of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Westminster City Council is to review the “provision and cost effectiveness” of electric car charging points as part of a wider overhaul... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The first commercial applications of wireless charging technology for electric vehicles have been unveiled to the media in the early months of 2011.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Natural gas could replace oil as the preferred road transport fuel of the future if shale gas reserves fulfil their claimed potential, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
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The legal requirement to include biofuels in transport fuel sold in the UK has been branded “unethical” because their production... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The mainstream media’s general consensus that higher transport fuel prices are an unambiguously bad thing showed some signs of fracturing in... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
With public funding tight, Growth without Gridlock suggests a range of new funding streams that Kent believes could help deliver new transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT this week awarded a further £46m for the purchase of 542 low carbon buses via its Green Bus Fund. The grant has been paid to 20 bus... continue
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