Children increasingly travelling to school by car, despite pollution fears

The percentage of primary school children walking or riding bikes to their place of education fell by 2% last year

Toyota scales up manufacture of hydrogen vehicle components

The automotive giant expects demand to increase 10-fold after 2020

Driving style can significantly affect emissions

A vehicle trade association says driving style can significantly affect emissions and mileage. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which includes major brands such as Ford, BMW and Toyota, has released a series of simple of steps to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon footprint. It includes a variety of advice gathered from industry experts, including […]

Staycation ahoy! Supermarkets drop petrol prices

The supermarkets Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s engaged in a price-cutting battle today, all chopping 2p off the price of their petrol and diesel. Drivers at any of Asda’s 234 forecourts will pay no more than 126.7 pence per litre (ppl) for unleaded and 129.7 ppl for diesel. Asda said this is the first time diesel […]

More biofuels ‘could push up cost of driving’

Government insistence on using more biofuels in transport fuel could push up the cost of driving, a new report on the “trouble with biofuels” claimed today. Biofuels are made from biological matter such as plants or corn and the EU believes they will help drive down emissions from cars, trucks and planes by replacing fossil […]

Manchester University staff cut fuel use by fifth

Manchester University staff have effectively cut their fuel use by nearly a fifth by using ‘smarter driving’ techniques. Around 100 of the university’s fleet drivers took new training which suggests switching to a higher gear as soon as possible, driving smoothly or at a slower speed. After Smarter Driving training, employees at the university achieved […]

UK firms ‘saved £7.5m on fuel with smarter driving’

Firms in the UK could have saved as much as £7.5million by using ‘smarter’ driving techniques which can slash the cost of fuel by 15%. The Energy Saving Trust made the claim yesterday as it announced its Government-funded project to train business employees has now had 30,000 people through its doors. Their research suggests that […]

Huhne resigns

Chris Huhne has resigned as Energy Secretary. The Lib Dem MP made a short statement to the media from outside his London home moments after the CPS said he would face prosecution for perverting the course of justice. He said:”I intend to fight this in the courts and I am confident that a jury will […]