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  • £4m Government funding for technology to improve rural bus services

    26/03/2019

    The Government has announced £4m funding for a new digital platform which will provide location information about rural bus services. The initiative aims to give passengers greater certainty about when their bus will arrive.

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  • Amnesty International calls on EV makers to produce 'ethical battery' within five years

    21/03/2019

    The human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has called on car makers to publicly report on the full impacts of battery production, pointing to child labour used in the mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the upstream environmental impacts.

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  • London's ULEZ to start on April 8; other cities announce CAZ plans

    20/03/2019

    London's long-heralded Ultra Low Emission Zone will begin operating on 8 April. All vehicles operating on roads in the current Congestion Charge Zone will have to meet new, tighter emissions standards or pay a further daily charge to travel within the area. Several other UK cities - including Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds - have announced plans to introduce Clean Air Zones; with similar aims to London's ULEZ.

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  • WhatCar? research blames public 'knowledge gap' for slow sales of EVs

    19/03/2019

    Consumer motoring magazine WhatCar? says that new research based on a survey of 9000 motorists points to a lack of understanding which is stopping drivers from buying electric cars. However, whatcar.com traffic data also suggests that public interest in EVs is at record levels.

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  • Government sees 'moment of opportunity' to transform urban mobility

    19/03/2019

    The ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy’ outlines the Government’s approach to maximising the benefits from transport innovation in cities and towns and sets out the principles that will guide Government’s response to emerging transport technologies and business models. The Department for Transport calls the strategy 'the biggest regulatory review in a generation'.

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  • Spring Statement: Government announces environmental measures but no decision on company car tax

    15/03/2019

    In his Spring Statement the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of measures to support the Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan. The Government introduced the Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy alongside the Spring Statement but there was little specific mention of road transport in the Statement itself. Fleet-focused commentators were disappointed that the Chancellor did not add clarity to the future of company car taxation.

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  • Aldersgate Group publishes report on priorities for decarbonising transport

    11/03/2019

    The Aldersgate Group - the business stakeholder alliance for environmentally sustainable mobility - has published a new report which argues that improving overall efficiency of the transport system will be just as important as investing in new technologies and infrastructure in the quest for decarbonisation. The report delivers a range of policy recommendations, informed by a wide range of the Group's buiness stakeholders.

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  • Zap-Map receives £1m investment from Good Energy

    06/03/2019

    Zap-Map, the web-based travel planner which enables drivers to locate and update electric vehicle (EV) charge points in UK & Ireland, has announced that Good Energy has taken a 12.9% share in its parent company, with an option to take a majority share within two years.

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  • BVRLA and partners call for road pricing to be reconsidered in overhaul of motoring tax system

    05/03/2019

    The BVRLA, which speaks for the vehicle leasing industry, has published a new report - supported by nine organisations representing economists, fleets, motorists, the automotive industry, energy providers, and local government - which calls for the idea of road pricing to be revisited as, it says, a new policy on motoring taxation is needed.

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  • LowCVP MD gives evidence to Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee

    27/02/2019

    The LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, has given evidence to the Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into 'Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets'. The Parliamentary committee is comprised of a cross-party group of back-bench MPs whose role is to scrutinise the effectiveness of Government policy in specific areas.

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