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Harley-Davidson sparks electric bike debate

The idea of an electric motorbike seems to run contrary to all stereotypes of ‘petrolhead’ bikers - but when Harley-Davidson get involved, that’s when ears might start to prick up. The iconic bike makers have unveiled Livewire - its first plug-in bike , and to say it has stirred something of a buzz...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 06/08/2014 - 08:45

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Speeding up future road technology

The Future Technology Centre in Sunderland is ready for business - and it already has nearly a full complement of companies signed up before opening its doors. The centre is all about making the technological breakthroughs that will drive sustainable transport , and robustly testing them in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:45

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Awards for heroic green feats in fleets

For those involved in sustainable fleet management, there can be no higher accolade then being named a Fleet Hero. Of course we would say that – the Fleet Hero Awards is our event, and it’s open for entries now. The awards ceremony marks the increasing need for heroes in businesses and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/07/2014 - 08:45

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Electric vehicle openness is patently a good idea

In the cut-throat world of developing new technologies, securing intellectual property against rivals and ‘ patent trolls’ keeps inventors up at night - but in a move distinctly against this grain, electric car manufacturer Tesla has opened up its patent book for everyone else to use. While the...

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The business end of sustainable transport

Continued funding support for our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative means we’re offering more businesses in England the chance to explore the opportunities available to introduce plug-in vehicles into their fleets. One of the great success stories since the scheme began in 2012 is Fruit4London – a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 16/05/2014 - 08:45

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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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Charged up about EVs in the UK

There are many new and exciting developments in the world of electric vehicles (EVs). Perhaps it’s due to the nature of being an emerging technology looking to cement breakthroughs into the mainstream. Firstly, the UK’s Highways Agency is reported to be soon start trial charging for electric cars...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/04/2014 - 08:45

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Art meets infrastructure: lighting the way ahead

Recently a 500 metre stretch of road in Holland received the kind of attention unheard of for highways. But this is not an ordinary bit of road, but a glow in the dark road. There’s something about glow in the dark that really encapsulates a sci-fi, futuristic vision. But the developers of this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 08:45

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Getting electric car take-up to the next level

Irish eyes seem to be looking on admiringly at electric cars. An astonishing 20,000 applications were received to test-drive 24 EVs as part of a trial by the country’s Energy Supply Board (ESB). If this doesn’t necessarily indicate impeccable green credentials across the board, it certainly does...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/03/2014 - 08:45

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Future city living in the spotlight

Cash from fossil fuels, conversely, is once again proving a driver for ambitious green projects in the Middle East. A new residential city housing 160,000 in Dubai promises to be totally self-sufficient in energy, transport and resources – something its wealthy backers claim is a world first. It’s...

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