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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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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



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The car in front is (getting more likely to be) electric

When it comes to making big changes to how we do the everyday things, this can take time. This is typified by electric cars, which have been making a steady rather than speedy incursion onto our roads en-masse. The announcement of further Department for Transport support for the electric charging...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/02/2013 - 08:30



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If you think energy efficiency is all about CO2, think again.

London mayor Boris Johnson recently announced that London could have the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone. By 2020, only zero and low-emission vehicles will be allowed in the central London zone, an ambitious target for some. But air pollution is not a problem confined to our capital city. Two...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:04



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Fuel efficiency: it's all in the app-lication

Getting much more out of the fuel you’ve got in your vehicle can often be a matter of a few simple changes – and it’s a great cost-saver. Our recent research showed that in Scotland, drivers are wasting £570 million on fuel every year, so it's a good job our Scotland office has just launched...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:30



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Companies charged up by electric potential

There are lots of cynics around who dismiss electric vehicles, and in the press over the last few weeks there have been a number of articles to reflect these attitudes. But electric motoring is not so easily dismissed. Yesterday we launched our report that demonstrates that there is a good business...

Submitted by Caroline Watson on Fri, 25/01/2013 - 08:30



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e-trikes, green alliances and oligarchs: a global round-up

Welcome to our latest scoot round the web to find out what’s going on in the world of green-tech, energy efficiency and sustainability at various stopping points on our planet. First stop, the Philippines. South East Asia is synonymous with hoards of small motorised vehicles buzzing around cities:...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:30



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Low-carbon motoring: sounds good?

[youtube:] Having worked for the RNIB in a past professional incarnation, I’m well aware of how important the issue of the noise made by electric and hybrid vehicles is for blind and partially sighted people. It doesn’t take a genius to see why: with sight...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 08:30