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Alternative fuel vehicles: more motorists vote for volts

It's a good time to buy an electric vehicle – and it shows. New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show alternative fuel vehicles increased by a fifth – which take them up to a record 4.2% share of new vehicles in the UK overall. The majority of these cars are petrol...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:42

22/02/2017

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Transport electric vehicles chargepoints OLEV ORCS

On-street charging options make electric dreams a reality

It's not possible for everyone to have an electric car charger at home – so bringing charging infrastructure closer to where people live is going to be vital for the continued popularisation of electric cars. Good news, then – as a new £2.5million fund from the Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 16:46

13/02/2017

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Transport electric vehicles EV innovation

Electric vehicles: Green tech titans set out their stall for 2017

New Year always brings plenty of prognoses for the future – and it's perhaps an even bigger clamour in the technology industries. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas always provides plenty of futuristic food for thought – and this year, a highlight was the unveiling of a seriously fast...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/01/2017 - 16:17

12/01/2017

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Transport grey fleet business transport

£5.5bn: The cost of people using own cars for work

• Biggest ever study reveals true scale of 'grey fleet' vehicles • 14m 'grey fleet' vehicles older, dirtier & less safe than company cars • 15% reduction in grey fleet would take 22k cars off the road in pollution terms The UK's 14 million private vehicles used for business – or 'grey fleet' –...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 09:32

20/07/2016

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Hero Awards

Fleet Hero Awards 2016: A time to celebrate green fleet heroes

It's a pivotal time for road transport sustainability. Recent statistics from the European Environment Agency showed that while European emissions in all other sectors fell by almost a quarter, cars, vans and lorries have seen a 17 per cent increase. The fleets of vehicles operated by private and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 15:10

14/07/2016

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Transport electric vehicles EVs

E-asy riders – are electric motorcycles about to go big?

• Few electric bikes on road - things may change fast • Trade representative: we could overtake electric cars • Hopes for grant support While there is an increase in the buzz around electric cars and vans , e-motorcycles have seen less attention so far. What are the reasons for this, and what's in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/05/2016 - 15:48

12/05/2016

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Transport Eco Driving electric car

The Benefits of Buying an Electric Car

• Electric vehicles are here to stay • Low running costs lead consumer benefits • Tax incentives and image boost added 'carrots' for firms In a recent blog titled ‘ The future of cars: a look at what’s ahead ’, we looked at what the future holds for private transport. Electric Vehicles (EVs) were a...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Wed, 23/03/2016 - 15:40

23/03/2016

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Transport carbon emissions business transport

Advice for Businesses on Energy Assessments under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

• Haulage firms can go green and stay competitive • Lack of understanding hampers efforts • Data and technology have roles to play The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires larger companies to carry out energy assessments every four years, which are used to identify cost-effective...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/03/2016 - 12:01

18/03/2016

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Transport

The future of cars: a look at what’s ahead

Mini-boom in electric vehicles Air quality becoming a priority Real-world emissions under scrutiny Driverless vehicles and hydrogen on the horizon Transport received a lot of attention in 2015—not all of it good. With technology changing so fast in the sector it can be hard to keep up, so here’s...

Submitted by Joseph Cosier on Mon, 29/02/2016 - 15:57

29/02/2016

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Transport Green strategy and politics Local and community energy BREEAM carbon reduction green building LEED MetLife Stadium Parc y Scarlets Salford City Stadium sports stadiums stadium sustainability

Sports stadiums seek to score high for sustainability

While football generally dominates sport sustainability talk, one example is the progress made at Newcastle United’s ground , there are also many examples from other team sports. Welsh rugby titans The Scarlets have just installed the largest solar array on a sporting facility in the UK, with 1,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/05/2014 - 08:45

02/05/2014

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