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UK climbing up Europe's electric vehicle league

• 16 million EVs across Europe • UK ahead of Germany and France in EV volume • Over 28k vehicles eligible for UK's Plug-in Vehicle Grant Momentum. This is a word that seems to apply to the European electric vehicle (EV) market at the moment. There are now around 16 million plug-ins in Europe, and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/04/2016 - 16:00



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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



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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



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Tips on Eco Driving and Fuel Efficient Cars

Want to make a change with financial, environmental and safety benefits? Whether you own a car for private use or are responsible for a company’s fleet of cars, there's little not to like about fuel-efficient driving . So what are the basics to start cutting costs, carbon and air pollutants? Bob...

Submitted by Julian Roberts on Fri, 11/03/2016 - 11:06




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




Under the bonnet of London’s ULEV Delivery Plan

Poor air quality is something that all Londoners will have noticed and a recent study by King’s College London found that in 2010 there was the equivalent of up to 9,400 premature deaths due to N0 2 and PM 2.5 , common emissions from vehicles. On top of this the economic cost of these health...

Submitted by Richard Kay on Mon, 24/08/2015 - 00:00



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Don’t ditch your car for a plane just yet

Why it isn’t actually more fuel efficient to fly to work. ‘Flying has become more energy efficient than driving’ was a recent news headline that raised the eyebrows of many in our transport team . The story followed a recent study by the Transportation Research Institute at the University of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/05/2015 - 17:00



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New law is just the start for improved cycling prospects

A late amendment to the much-debated Infrastructure Act means that there should be a greater emphasis than ever on cycling and walking across the UK - but for campaigners, the battle is far from over. While the new emphasis on the most low-carbon of all transport options is undoubtedly a victory,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:00




The resurgence of the battery powered train

Battery-powered trains may well become a feature of the UK rail system again if a trial in Essex proves a success. A technology considered out of vogue for a number of decades, Network Rail says now it’s got a model – the Class 379 Electrostar -worthy of the 21st century. The network is claiming...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 28/01/2015 - 13:17




The next step for business fleet owners

Cars eligible for the plug-in car grant have quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. With a variety of new plug-in vehicles expected in the market in 2015, we can expect even more significant growth in sales...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:59