BEVs see lowest drop as UK car sales suffer ‘steepest decline of recent times’

BEVs have increased their share of the car market almost 30-fold from 0.9% in April 2019 to 31.9% in April this year

Paris to create 680 kilometres of cycleways after coronavirus crisis

The city will invest €300 million for the updated bike lane network, which will include secure paths for cycling trips after the lockdown

UK councils granted £2.2 million boost to tackle air pollution

Air Quality Grant will finance innovative projects that encourage cleaner transport and reduce harmful emissions outside schools

Pivot Power unveils 100MW of new batteries to speed up EV expansion

Oxford and Kent will host the energy storage facilities that will provide essential capacity for EV charging by the end of 2020

National Grid launches €500m green bond

The funds could be used to support the connection infrastructure of wind farms to the grid and boost efficiency to help reduce electricity losses

Macquarie Group announces £500m green loan

It will support eligible projects including renewable energy and energy efficiency

Gas-powered buses hit the streets of Palma

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €30 million (£26.3m) loan to replace buses in Palma de Mallorca with less polluting gas-powered models. The money will help transport firm Empresa Municipal de Transportes swap its existing diesel-powered vehicles with newer, safer and cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG) versions. The agreement, which was […]

Take a seat and cut transport emissions

In the drive to clean up transport, seemingly innocuous features of vehicles such as seating can play a big role in improving efficiency. That’s according to a number of businesses involved in the market, including the United States Seating Company (USSC) and HSM Transportation. They say lighter seats result in more efficient vehicles that can […]

Big Apple offers $3.5m for EV innovation

The State of New York has announced $3.5 million (£2.6m) of funding to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) use. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is seeking proposals to develop innovative strategies to expand the market, reduce the cost of installing and operating charging stations and use EVs to provide grid resiliency. The move supports his aim to […]

EV projects to catch £40m of government cash

The UK Government is providing a range of innovative electric vehicle (EV) projects with around £40 million of funding. The money, being offered through Innovate UK, will be split across 27 projects involving 66 organisations. Most of these aim to help make EV batteries longer-lasting, cleaner and more powerful, with the ultimate aim of overcoming the […]