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On the Road with StEVie – Energy Saving Trust’s electric car

by Silvia Manzoni During the last week of October, Energy Saving Trust's transport technical team embarked on a 10-day adventure with StEVie, our trusty electric pool car based at the Edinburgh office. Our mission: to visit and speak with nine of the 11 local authorities that successfully secured...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 20/12/2019 - 01:35

20/12/2019

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So why buy an electric car?

So why buy an electric vehicle? Driving a plug-in vehicle can make a big difference to your carbon footprint as well as your day-to-day spending. There are 5.1million electric vehicles on the road worldwide, with almost 250,000 in the UK. This is still a small percentage of the total but numbers...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 05/12/2019 - 00:00

05/12/2019

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Fleet Heroes Conference: Driving Net Zero

Fleet Heroes Conference and Awards is Energy Saving Trust’s event to celebrate the great work that fleet managers are doing to drive down emissions from business transport. The 14 th Fleet Heroes Awards took place on 28 November 2019 at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, with transport experts...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 04/12/2019 - 14:12

04/12/2019

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Fleet Heroes: how do we find our heroes?

Energy Saving Trust’s transport programme helps many organisations transform their fleets, finding sustainable vehicle alternatives and solutions to help the UK achieve a net-zero future and tackle harmful air pollution. We also celebrate these advancements: now in its 14 th year, our Fleet Heroes...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 29/10/2019 - 00:01

29/10/2019

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Accelerating electric vehicle take-up: the EV 100 Initiative

Transport represents nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Global climate targets are dependent on being able to considerably reduce transport’s impact – and speeding a shift to electric, ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). A significant part of that transition involves major...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Sun, 22/09/2019 - 23:01

22/09/2019

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Tap to breathe – the low emission hail

by Oliver McHugh There are currently around 21,000 black cabs in London, licenced by the Public Carriage Office, with just under 88,000 other private-hire vehicles driving around in the capital. The chances are, when you’re riding in one of them, you will be a passenger in a low emission vehicle...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 18/09/2019 - 23:01

18/09/2019

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European Mobility Week & Car Free Day

The way we get from place to place is important – with impacts on health and wellbeing, as well as climate change. Switching to low carbon transport can significantly improve your carbon footprint, transport, not including aviation and shipping, accounts for 20% of EU greenhouse gas emissions ...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Sun, 15/09/2019 - 23:45

15/09/2019

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The Future of Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Technology presented at LCV 2019

By Luke Redfern With over 4,700 visitors, 250+ exhibitors and the launch of a new Connected Automated Mobility zone, the Energy Saving Trust Transport Team were blown away by the industry progress they witnessed at the Cenex organised Low Carbon Vehicle event, hosted by Millbrook Proving Ground, on...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Thu, 12/09/2019 - 00:05

12/09/2019

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Addressing the charges against electric vehicle batteries

Plug-in electric vehicles are on the rise in the UK, with over 220,000 plug-in vehicles registered in the UK, whether that’s battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). Electric vehicles clearly reduce tailpipe emissions but some people continue to question how sustainable they are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 01/08/2019 - 01:00

01/08/2019

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Ensuring the transport revolution works for all

Scotland is an interesting case study in the quest to ensure equality is at the heart of sustainable transport developments. With low-carbon transport as a major policy focus, Scottish Government’s transport goals include: phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/07/2019 - 23:00

24/07/2019

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