Government announces new £175m package for cycling and walking schemes

The funding will support councils’ plans to boost active travel with cycle lanes, pedestrian improvements and closures of streets during school times

UK’s EV public charging network boosted with more than 1,200 devices between July and September

DfT’s new report suggests the number of charging devices increased by 7% from the previous quarter

Rental e-scooters will be allowed in UK streets from Saturday

Riders who participate in new council pilots must be aged at least 16, will need to have a driving licence and will be urged to wear a helmet

UK Government slashes grants for EVs and hybrid cars

Car groups believe it will ‘put off’ more drivers from making the switch to greener cars

UK Government scrapped rail electrification schemes ‘due to costs’

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling had said journeys could be improved sooner than expected without the need for “disruptive electrification works” due to advances in train power technologies

Vehicle emissions cheats could face UK criminal charges

Car manufacturers supplying vehicles fitted with defeat devices could face criminal charges and unlimited fines under new rules proposed by the UK Government. The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation outlining the crackdown, which includes a new laboratory test procedure (WLTP) for measuring fuel consumption, revised emissions and safety standards for specialist and […]

TRL chosen to evaluate performance of low emission buses

The global centre for transport and mobility innovation, TRL, has been appointed to monitor and evaluate the performance of low emission buses across the UK. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) Low Emission Bus Scheme has provided grants for the deployment of low emission buses and related infrastructure on existing routes. Bus operators are using the […]

Northern regions ‘breaching air quality limits by 150%’

Some regional cities in the UK are in breach of legal limits on air quality by up to 150%. That’s according to a new report, which is calling on the government to do more to address the crisis of toxic fumes from vehicles, “killing thousands” of people. The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) North […]

Government consults on EV charging infrastructure

The Department for Transport (DfT) is inviting views on a series of measures that aims to make electric vehicle (EV) charging points more widely available and accessible. They would give government powers to support the rollout of charging and hydrogen fuelling infrastructure and improve consumer access through the Modern Transport Bill. Some of the measures […]

UK offers £25m for green fuel projects

The UK green fuels industry is getting a boost today, thanks to a £25 million fund. Businesses are being invited to bid for a share of the pot as part of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) competition to build advanced biofuel plants. Biofuels are liquid fuels which have been derived from materials such as waste […]