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  • Government announces further £20m investment in low carbon buses as it launches Green Bus Fund 4


    Transport minister Norman Baker has announced that an extra £20 million is being made available for the government’s Green Bus Fund. This is the fourth installment of funding for the Green Bus Fund and brings total government support for this initiative to £95m. The Department for Transport has also launched an easy-to-use toolkit to allow local authorities and bus operators to make informed decisions on investing in carbon cutting buses.

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  • Transport for London orders 600 more hybrid buses to be running in London by 2016


    Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed the purchase of 600 hybrid buses for the capital. TfL is to buy the buses from Wrightbus of Northern Ireland for delivery over four years from 2013 to 2016. This represents the largest single hybrid bus order placed in Europe and is expected to result in annual CO2 savings in excess of 20,000 tonnes. 

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  • Scottish Government  announces extra £3m for Green Bus Fund


    The Scottish Government is making £3m available to bus operators to buy low carbon vehicles. Since Scotland's Green Bus Fund was launched two years ago, 74 buses have been purchased. The extra funding is expected to see around 40 more low carbon buses on the road.

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  • Fuel saving ex-Formula One flywheel to be trialled on London buses


    A fuel saving device developed for Formula One is to be fitted to six prototype buses.The Go-Ahead Group and Williams Hybrid Power, a subsidiary of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, have teamed up to develop a flywheel energy storage application for use in buses.

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  • Transport Secretary Justine Greening confirmed as keynote speaker at LowCVP Conference on May 10


    Justine Greening MP is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the LowCVP's 2012 Annual Conference which will be held on May 10 at ExCel, London Docklands. The Transport Secretary leads a great cast of speakers at what promises to be the low carbon transport day of the year. Delegates at the event will have the opportunity to network with government officials, leading industry, business and NGO representatives, and will also receive VIP entry to EcoVelocity, the green motor show.

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  • LowCVP Technology Challenge 2012: Urban Mobility - call for entries announced


    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is now inviting entries of innovative products and technologies which can cut carbon in towns and cities. Innovations could be in the areas of personal or public transport, systems and supporting infrastructure. Winning entrants to the LowCVP Technology Challenge 2012 will get the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of potential major customers, investors and influencers.

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  • Government publishes policy statement on local bus market in England


    The Department for Transport has published a new policy statement on the local bus market in England (outside London) and sets out a series of reforms to improve local bus subsidy and regulation in England. The Government says that the proposals will attract more people onto buses, to ensure better value for the taxpayer and to give local transport authorities more influence over their local bus networks.

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  • Government announces winners of third round of Green Bus Fund


    The Department for Transport has announced the winners of the third round of the Green Bus Fund. £31 million will be spent on 439 low carbon buses including hybrid, fully electric and gas buses in the next two years.

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  • Budget 2012 - Chancellor seeks to encourage green fleets but raises concerns for the future of electric vehicles


    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has sought to encourage the move to more efficient and lower carbon fleets by extending the 100% first year enhanced capital allowance for low emission business cars for two years to March 2015 whilst tightening the CO2 eligibility threshold to 95g/km from April next year, down from 110g CO2/km currently.

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  • LowCVP introduces Local Transport Authority 'Toolkit' for low carbon buses


    The LowCVP has introduced a new guide designed to encourage and increase local government interest in developing low carbon bus strategies which support their own carbon and air quality goals. The Toolkit is a practical guide for transport managers working in local transport authorities and a reference for reviewing the merits of low carbon buses.

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