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  • LowCVP News Release: Government changes to BSOG remove bias against low carbon buses but provide no incentive says LowCVP

    23/04/2009

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) welcomes the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, regarding changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) which remove the inherent bias against fuel efficient low carbon buses. However, the provision of a 6p per kilometre additional payment paid for all kilometres operated by a low carbon bus provides only the equivalent BSOG payment that a diesel bus would receive. It does not provide the incentive promised by the Secretary of State when he announced the change in December 2008.

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  • DfT announces changes to Bus Service Operators' Grant

    22/04/2009

    The Department for Transport has announced that bus operators achieving a six per cent improvement in their fuel efficiency will enjoy increases in the Bus Service Operators' Grant (BSOG) paid to them. In these cases, BSOG will increase from April 2010 by three percent.

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  • Optare demonstrates electric bus

    02/04/2009

    UK-based bus manufacturer Optare Plc has introduced and demonstrated the Solo EV, a full battery-powered electric bus. The bus uses the latest lithium ion phosphate batteries from Valence and the firm says the sealed batteries are inherently safe.

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  • LowCVP news release: Government changes to BSOG will stimulate introduction of low carbon buses

    16/12/2008

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) welcomes today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport, Geoff Hoon, regarding changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) which will incentivise the introduction of low carbon, fuel efficient buses and help towards meeting the UK’s climate change targets.

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  • TfL unveils new hybrid bus fleet for London

    02/12/2008

    Transport for London has introduced a range of new, single and double decker hybrid buses; the first stage of what is planned to be a signifcant increase in London’s hybrid bus fleet. TfL says that by January 2009, 56 hybrid buses will be on the road in London, with a further 300 to be in operation by 2011. TfL claims that each new bus will deliver a 40% CO2 saving.

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  • Pre-Budget Report limits rate of VED changes, announces incentives for low carbon buses

    25/11/2008

    The Chancellor has announced that CO2-based Vehicle Excise Duty changes will be introduced more gradually than previously planned. The Pre-Budget Report also includes an increase in fuel duty – though it is more than offset by the general VAT reduction – and the promise that reforms to the system of bus subsidies will provide incentives for operators to introduce low carbon buses.

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  • DfT consults on bus subsidies - seeks to improve incentives for environmental progress

    13/03/2008

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to consult on options to reform the current arrangements for bus subsidies with particular emphasis on the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG). The current operation of BSOG has been seen to be a barrier to the achievement of emissions improvements from the bus sector.

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  • CfIT appoints consultants to review operation of Bus Service Operators Grant

    08/02/2008

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has asked the Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) to examine the practical aspects of implementing a policy to replace the existing Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) outside London with a per passenger payment.

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  • Stagecoach introduces biodiesel trial in Scotland

    29/11/2007

    Bus and rail operator, Stagecoach, has begun a biofuel trial in Scotland. Stagecoach says it is using biodiesel from tallow and used cooking oil to avoid the criticisms recently levelled about the sustainability of some biofuels made from food products.

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  • TfL to introduce more hydrogen fuel cell buses to London

    13/11/2007

    A fleet of 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses worth nearly £10m has been bought by Transport for London to operate on the London transport network. The fleet, which will be the biggest of its kind in Europe, will be operated by FirstGroup on behalf of Transport for London.

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