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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
When BMW demonstrated its prototype electrically-powered Mini (the Mini E) to the press last October (to coincide with the launch of eight... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
New forms of electric personal vehicles (EPVs) could take to the UK’s roads under actions issued for consultation by the DfT this... continue
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Transport secretary Lord Adonis has launched a consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles. body
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Letters to the editor
Gordon Mackley, East Malling, Kent
An electric vehicle, in previous times, meant a vehicle that used electricity exclusively to power it. Such electricity could be stored on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London and London Councils are drawing up plans for a London-wide membership scheme for electric vehicle users. The scheme, to be... continue
Local Transport Today
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Much of the north-west of England’s rail network could be electrified under plans announced this week by transport secretary Lord... continue
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Secondary stories
Fiscal experts this week warned of “severe cuts” to transport public expenditure in the next few years as any Government tries to reduce... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Researchers are developing a new form of on-street electric vehicle charging point to eliminate the need for cables. The inductive charging system... continue
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Local authorities and other stakeholders are preparing bids to the Government’s £30m Plugged in Places initiative that will fund publicly... continue
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More than 3,000 people have volunteered to take part in an electric vehicle trial in Birmingham and Coventry to be launched later this month. The... continue
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Regular news
Cardiff’s Valley Lines rail network could be an excellent candidate for electrification, the DfT has told members of the National Assembly for... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport for London, Stagecoach and Greater Manchester PTE were this week named as the recipients of the largest shares of the DfT’s... continue
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Letters to the editor
Reg Harman, Hertford
I fully agree with Richard George’s well-focused comments on the implications of climate change (ibid). But it’s not just climate change... continue
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There is “huge potential” for local authorities to deliver measures to encourage ‘sustainable low carbon travel’ according to... continue
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The DfT’s £30m flagship ‘Green Bus Fund’ – intended to put Britain at the forefront of low emission buses – has... continue
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People/people
Roger Higman, Friends of the Earth’s policy director, is to leave the organisation next month to set up his own consultancy. Higman led... continue
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People/people
Patrick Allcorn has joined the Department for Energy and Climate Change in its distributed energy and heat team that provides advice and support to... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport secretary Lord Adonis this week invited local authorities and other stakeholders across the UK?to submit bids for cash to set up electric... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard George, Roads and climate campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport
Professor Stephen Glaister’s ideological myopia may be admirable in some circles but it is hindering his ability to think straight... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 26 October The Daily Express informed its readers that: “Motorists would be forced to find an extra £3,300 for a new car and cope with... continue
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