World EV Day: Government launches app to encourage switch to cleaner vehicles

The ‘EV8 Switch’ free app calculates how much money drivers could save by switching to an EV compared to their current petrol or diesel vehicle

UK opens £9m fund for local authorities to tackle air pollution

The government’s Air Quality Grant helps councils across England develop and implement measures that benefit schools, businesses and communities and improve air quality

Air pollution linked to severe cases of COVID-19 and hospitalisations, London researchers find

This is more likely as air pollution contributes to people having heart or lung disease and their illness becomes more severe from COVID-19 if they catch it

Air pollution above average in 41% UK schools

Two-fifths of children heading back to school this September face high levels of polluting gases that can cause asthma and lung inflammation

Royal Mail to trial EV tyres for cleaner air!

Royal Mail will work with manufacturer ENSO to reduce pollution created by rubber in the tyres used on electric vehicles

First of 20 hydrogen double decker buses delivered to Birmingham

It is part of Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot, which aims to tackle the city’s poor air quality and support its net zero carbon target

Greece referred to EU Court over poor air quality – again

The Commission said poor air quality has been caused by high levels of nitrogen dioxide

Fresh £5m funding to scrap polluting cars for cleaner alternatives for low income Londoners

Motorists can apply for £2,000 for scrapping a car and £1,000 for scrapping a motorcycle or moped, with charities also able to access funding to scrap minibuses

‘Five out of 20 most air polluted cities in Europe are in the UK’

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds and Slough are among the cities with the highest NO2 levels recorded last month, according to a new research

Edinburgh proposes low emission zone for city centre

If approved, it would be implemented in spring 2022 but penalty enforcement would only start in 2024 following a two-year grace period