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National Clean Air Day 2018

• National Clean Air Day took place on 21 June • Do your part to reduce air pollution and improve air quality • Change on the roads needed • Low-emissions choices bring benefits National Clean Air Day took place last week on 21 June – and Energy Saving Trust is in full support of this important...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 08:56

26/06/2018

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Transport electric car electric vehicles EV transport

Economics, not the environment alone, to drive the switch to electric vehicles?

• UK motorists feeling the pinch after the three-year high fuel price hike in May • Cost, not carbon policy, set to be the driving force behind the mass move to electric vehicles With the rising cost of fuel and motorists now feeling the pinch of filling up the family car more than ever before, the...

Submitted by Alexandra Dunsf... on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 15:41

08/06/2018

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Going electric, second-hand

• Numbers of used low-carbon vehicles increasing • We offer some tips on what to look out for Since financial incentives to buy ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) such as electric cars began in 2011, there has naturally been an increase in numbers entering the second-hand market. Based on the age...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 28/02/2018 - 13:53

28/02/2018

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Is a hybrid vehicle right for me?

Hybrid vehicles have been on the roads since the Toyota Prius was launched in 1997, meaning it’s a mature market for buyers these days. But what exactly might prompt a hybrid purchase? Here, we’ll give you the low-down. First of all, though, it’s important to note that there are several different...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 26/02/2018 - 13:49

26/02/2018

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Is an electric car right for me?

With 2018’s new vehicle licence plates set to be launched, many people around the UK may well be thinking about a new car. But is it time to consider plug-in options? It’s important to ask questions when you’re making a purchase – especially one as significant as a car. And if you’re thinking about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 11:27

23/02/2018

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Transport Clean air buses retrofit local authorities

Large vehicles targeted as new clean air measures take hold

• Clean Bus Fund helps local bus fleets curb emissions • Coaches, vans, trucks striving to meet new city standards • Accreditation scheme ensures retrofits up to the job Quality public transport services are a massive part of a low-carbon future – but that’s not to say that there isn’t room for...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 21/02/2018 - 15:03

21/02/2018

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Transport Retrofitting efficient transport transport

Cleaning up bus emissions in Scotland

Scotland is taking concerted action on air pollution – and Energy Saving Trust Scotland is playing its part by administering a £1.6million Scottish Government scheme to install low-emissions upgrades on existing buses. Bus operators with routes in the country’s key areas for monitoring air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 15:02

12/02/2018

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Air Quality Plan: Cleaning up UK transport

• New air quality plan takes on diesel, petrol engines • Good starting point, says transport expert • Low-carbon transition needs careful planning The UK Government has recently published its amended air quality plan – with the proposal to stop the sale of all new diesel, petrol and some hybrid...

Submitted by Jacob Roberts on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 16:01

07/08/2017

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Uber electric vehicle trial: 'Appy' drivers?

• EVs win over drivers and passengers in London trial • Concerns raised over supporting infrastructure • Personal impact could spur action Studies that bring instant results are a rare thing – but Energy Saving Trust's recent trial of electric vehicles (EVs) in London with global technology company...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:45

19/05/2017

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Sunny prospects for solar railways?

With plans in place to electrify the entire UK train network, there are a number of barriers to overcome – not least the fact that in some areas, the electricity grid is already running at capacity. Could solar power provide a solution? Given that peak solar generation and peak demand for train...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 16/03/2017 - 16:42

16/03/2017

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