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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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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
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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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