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Developing Smart Cities in the UK

by Luke Redfern, Local Government Support Programme, Energy Saving Trust The recent UK Government Spring Budget saw the announcement of the latest winners of the Transforming Cities Fund grant and Future Transport Zones awards. Leeds, Bradford, and Sheffield were among the winning cities, with...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 23:01

06/05/2020

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E-asy Riders

There are almost 1.3million motorcycles on the UK’s roads and in 2018 they collectively covered more than 4.4billion miles. Currently the vast majority are powered with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). Despite familiarity with e-bikes, cars and vans, the electric motorcycle (e-...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 23:01

15/04/2020

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On the path to net zero: transport

Freight, home deliveries, commuting to and from workplaces: transport is now the UK’s biggest source of carbon emissions. The UK government has committed to the country reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As we looked at in our previous blog , this means reducing carbon emissions in a...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Mon, 30/03/2020 - 23:01

30/03/2020

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How sustainable are drones?

Drones – or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – offer a new way of seeing and interacting with the world we live in. Their increased numbers and presence, from people taking beach videos to states using them in war, often provoke strong opinions. But what we’d like to know is, could this little machine...

Submitted by Tom Shearman on Tue, 25/02/2020 - 00:01

25/02/2020

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Electric vs hybrid vehicles: which one would work for you?

If you’re thinking of investing in an ultra low-emission vehicle , surveying the options can appear to be a bit of a minefield. Here, we take a look at the two most common plug-in options – plug-in hybrids, which can run on electricity but also have a petrol or diesel engine, and pure electric...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/02/2020 - 00:01

19/02/2020

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Delivering net zero: Energy Saving Trust's work with Go Ultra Low

Energy Saving Trust and Go Ultra Low are working together to tackle the climate emergency and deliver clean air to our cities. We’re joining forces to pool our expertise to bring people the latest information and advice about electric vehicles. We’re creating online guides to support you in making...

Submitted by Tim Anderson on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 15:27

30/01/2020

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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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