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Queen’s seal for electric ‘filling stations’

• Charging facilities featured in Queen's Speech • Where and how do people want to 'fill up' their electric vehicles? • Location, technology issues still to iron out A notable part of the Queen’s Speech last month was the announcement that petrol stations and motorway service stations will be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/07/2017 - 14:12

17/07/2017

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Transport electric vehicles EVs Uber charging infrastructure

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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Transport EV electric vehicles EV range

Electric vehicle rally aims to excite

• High profile European tour aims to engage public • Trip pushes the case for adoption of EVs • Better choice, batteries and charging still needed On Tuesday 25 April, a convoy of electric vehicles (EVs) begin an anti-clockwise journey around Europe, to raise awareness of technology that is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/04/2017 - 15:10

12/04/2017

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Transport trains solar power solar energy renewables

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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Transport hydrogen fuel hydrogen vehicles EVs

Hydrogen vehicles edge closer to the mainstream

• Hydrogen arrives on the forecourt • Fuel cells have advantages over EVs – and drawbacks • Role for mix of low-carbon vehicles – EST expert Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles seem like the low emissions motoring dream, emitting only water from their exhaust pipes. Even TV motoring star James May is a big...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 14:16

09/03/2017

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Transport alternative fuels electric vehicles emissions

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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