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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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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 Fleet Hero Awards Fleet Heroes Fleet Hero

#FleetHeroes - Meet our 2016 award winners

• Green transport champions announced • Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP crowns 10 winners • Innovation and employee engagement highlighted What do a police force, a farmer's market and a renowned car brand have in common? They were all crowned winners at the 11th Fleet Hero Awards last night...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 25/11/2016 - 14:34

25/11/2016

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Transport Fleet Heroes transport

Fleet Hero Awards 2016 – Shortlist announced

Private hire firms, emergency services and even a phone company are among the contenders for this year's Fleet Hero Awards . The awards shortlist has been finalised; with experts whittling down scores of high quality entries from around the UK. Reducing fuel bills and emissions, as ever, are at the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/11/2016 - 11:34

09/11/2016

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Transport Scotland electric vehicles

Electrifying low carbon vehicle support for Scotland

A bit of financial help can make a lot of difference when considering greener options. This is proven by the fact that half of a £7.8million interest-free loan fund to support the purchase of electric vehicles in Scotland has already gone. Perhaps the benefits of a monetary incentive are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/11/2016 - 14:32

02/11/2016

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Transport electric vehicles taxis

Charged up for Uber electric vehicle trial

• More than 50 electric cars will be available in London • Introduction of private hire EVs to another UK city by Autumn • 3-month study into programme to be conducted by EST Energy Saving Trust trials and testing often make the news – but more column inches are guaranteed when it's a trial...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 13/09/2016 - 16:11

13/09/2016

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Transport EV electric vehicles

Record breakers: the electric vehicles going the distance

• EV performance progresses dramatically over last few years • Distances travelled on a single charge increases • World's fastest electric car can do 0-62mph in 2.6 seconds 'Range anxiety' – not being confident about how far you'll get on a single charge – is often cited as a key concern around...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/08/2016 - 14:59

19/08/2016

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