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Viewpoint
Les Buckman, Steer Davies Gleave
In 1979, a low budget Australian film titled Mad Max was released that went on to become a global smash hit and make a star of its lead actor Mel... continue
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Letters to the editor
Adrian Hetherington, Bristol
Given that the article on electric vehicles arrived through my door after a journey through snow and ice there was one aspect of the discussion... continue
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In brief
Ministers should increase tax on cars with high carbon dioxide emissions as a key plank of policy to reduce emissions in the short-term according to... continue
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In brief
Bristol City Council is devising a plan to respond to the possibility of steeply rising oil prices. There is a “growing consensus that the era... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
It isn’t that often that ‘green’ groups endorse any of the current Government’s transport policies and so our leaders would... continue
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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
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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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Regular news
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
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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
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Regular news
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
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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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Regular news
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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Regular news
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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Regular news
There is “huge potential” for local authorities to deliver measures to encourage ‘sustainable low carbon travel’ according to... continue
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Regular news
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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