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  • Bus renaissance under way in some UK towns and cities

    23/02/2017

    The bus is coming back into fashion in parts of the UK where new, modern and innovative service offers are helping more people beat congestion, cut pollution and get from A to B more conveniently. This is one of the leading messages of a new report by the LowCVP, commissioned by Greener Journeys.

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  • Defra awards £3.7m under Air Quality Grant programme

    22/02/2017

    Eighteen local authority projects across England will benefit from nearly £3.7m as part of the Government's efforts to combat poor air quality. The Air Quality Grant programme is an annual initiative which has awarded more than £52m since it started in 1997.

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  • New measures on EV infrastructure in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill

    22/02/2017

    A new Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill has set out plans to enable easier access to recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles. It also seeks to ensure the right infrastructure is in place for the growing market for electric vehicles.

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  • Mayor confirms plans for introduction of T-Charge in central London from October 23

    21/02/2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed the introduction of an Emissions Surcharge - or 'T (Toxicity) Charge' - from October 23 this year. The £10 daily Surcharge will operate in the central London Congestion Charge area and will apply to cars, vans, minibuses, coaches and HGVs that do not meet the minimum Euro emissions standards.

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  • LowCVP working closely with Government on key projects

    20/02/2017

    The LowCVP is working closely with OLEV, the Department for Transport and the Joint Air Quality Unit to support these and other government bodies on a number of projects.

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  • Milton Keynes set to open first-ever Electric Vehicle experience centre

    20/02/2017

    The UK’s first multi-brand showroom for electric vehicles as well as charging technology is set to open in Milton Keynes. Due to be launched in Spring this year, the centre will be located in the city’s main shopping centre and run by leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure, Chargemaster. 

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  • London street lights pilot to enable electric vehicle charging

    16/02/2017

    Three street lights in Kensington, central London, have been adapted to provide electric charge points as part of a trial set up by the Borough council in partnership with UK Power Networks and Ubitricity. The adaptation allows two local residents to charge their vehicles from a street light near their front door, and receive accurate bills for their electricity use via their smart phone or home PC.

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  • Mayor announces two new electric bus routes to cut air pollution in London

    15/02/2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced two additional all-electric bus routes for the capital. Starting in Spring 2018, 36 electric buses will run on route C1 (White City to Victoria) and route 70 (South Kensington and Acton) This will boost the total number of electric buses in London to 121, in addition to the 2,000 hybrid-electric buses already on the road. 

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  • Third and final instalment of LowCVP's 'Green Bus' box set published

    12/02/2017

    The LowCVP has published the third in a 'trilogy' of reports for Greener Journeys describing how significant progress has been made in 'greening' the UK bus sector through long-term policy focus, industrial commitment and effective partnership working between a wide range of stakeholders and, ultimately, focusing on passengers' needs.

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  • Waitrose introduces ten 500-mile range biomethane trucks to its fleet

    11/02/2017

    Waitrose has started operations with ten new Scania CNG (compressed natural gas) trucks. The manufacturer describes the trucks' range - 500 miles - as "game changing".

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