Skip to main content

You are here

Blog

Transport Fleet Heroes fleet management fleet carbon emissions

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

0 comments

Transport sustainable transport ULEVs electric vehicles EV 100 Initiative

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

0 comments

Transport low carbon transport low emissions vehicles clean air zone taxis London taxi

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

0 comments

Transport European Mobility Week Car Free Day low carbon transport walk cycling

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

0 comments

Transport electric vehicles transport innovation innovation hydrogen chargepoints

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

0 comments

Transport electric vehicles EV charging batteries car battery battery battery life

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

0 comments

Transport low carbon transport Energy Saving Trust Scotland sustainable transport

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

0 comments

Transport chargepoints electric vehicles electric vehicles rural areas on street chargepoints

Record numbers of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints installed

by Oliver McHugh Local authorities have installed over 700 on-street chargepoints across the UK, with more to come. Contrary to recent concerns that a lack of charging infrastructure in the UK could hold back the uptake of electric vehicles , the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme actively...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 26/06/2019 - 23:00

26/06/2019

0 comments

Transport fleet management air quality Low Emission Zone electric vehicles

Energy Saving Trust: working with fleets to improve air quality

Air pollution in the UK has been described as a ‘public health emergency’, and no wonder. The Every breath we take report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health attributed 40,000 deaths in the UK every year to poor air quality, at a cost of £...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/06/2019 - 23:01

19/06/2019

0 comments

Transport chargepoints charging infrastructure charging network EV charging

New Charging Electric Vehicles guidance

by Shani Kotecha In 2018, one in every 12 cars purchased was an electric vehicle, with an estimated 206,000 plug-in cars now on the roads in the UK . The growth in charging infrastructure has reflected this, steadily increasing to 17,000 public charge points across the UK by April 2019. Electric...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 11/06/2019 - 08:30

11/06/2019

0 comments