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Electrical energy rises on UK roads

Infrastructure is central to growth in any sector, and it’s proving absolutely essential as electric vehicles (EVs) look to gain a foothold on our roads. A rapid charging network is growing in the UK and is likely to have a strong influence due to the fact that electric car sales have topped 10,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:45

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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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Our Heroes show low-carbon transport is no fleeting thing

The results are in. The movers and shakers in setting a sterling example of fuel efficient company and organisation transport have been decided. There was a great range of competitors battling out for this year’s Fleet Hero Awards, and the nominees gathered for a ceremony at the Institute of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/12/2013 - 08:45

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Green bus technologies mean it’s not business as usual

News of eleven local authorities winning a share of £5million to upgrade some of the oldest, most polluting buses on routes in England is good to see. Cleaner engines, pumping out less CO 2 and pollutants will help towards both emissions targets and air quality. These are key quality of life issues...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/11/2013 - 08:45

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Deadlock on car carbon targets, but still hope

EU-wide car emissions are falling, putting the motoring industry solidly on track to hit a 2015 carbon target. A gradual evolution seems to be coming about from the factory to the road. But despite this progress, there is a bit of not so good news. A group within the EU led by Germany – but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:45

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Electric vehicles - driving home a capital case for firms

We’re convinced that electric vehicles make economic sense right now – and we’re not afraid to say it. It seems that the message is getting through, too. After providing free consultancy to fresh fruit delivery company, Fruit 4 London, through our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative , it has decided to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 09:08

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Getting plugged in to EV progress

With our free Plugged-in Fleets Initiative still open for applications, it really does appear to be an apt time to get electric vehicles into fleets. For starters, the Government has pledged an extra £500million to continue to support the growing market for ULEVs, building on current progress in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/09/2013 - 08:45

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Scotland getting charged up about sustainable transport

Right now is a very good time to be an eco-conscious driver in Scotland. ChargePlace Scotland, the same scheme that’s installing a network of electric car charging points in the nation, is now offering the chance to get 100 per cent funding to install your own - at home or at a business premises...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/07/2013 - 08:45

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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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