Electric buses…stopping at a town near you

The government has committed £11 million to bringing electric buses to towns around the country. Local authorities and bus companies in Bristol, York, Brighton, Surrey, Denbighshire and Wiltshire have been awarded the funding under the government’s ‘Low emission bus scheme’ to help them buy 153 cleaner buses. The successful bidders will use the funding to […]

EV experience centre opens in Milton Keynes

A new multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) showroom has been opened in Milton Keynes. Chargemaster’s Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) aims to increase the numbers of EVs on the road by informing visitors about the benefits of ownership and explaining what it’s like to own and run an EV. The site is managed by Chargemaster, funded […]

First half of 2017 breaks EV records

More electric and plug-in hybrid cars were registered in the UK in the first half of 2017 than any other six-month period previously. That’s according to Go Ultra Low, a consortium of vehicle manufacturers, government and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which said a record 22,480 were sold. This is an increase […]

Liquid nitrogen bus puts a freeze on emissions

A new hybrid bus running on diesel and liquid nitrogen could slash emissions and improve fuel efficiency. The CE Power bus has been built by engineers at HORIBA MIRA as part of an Innovate UK consortium, which included Dearman, Coventry University and the Transport Research Laboratory alongside several other groups. Whilst driving at 20mph or below, the liquid nitrogen is […]

UK construction firm nearly triples CO2 reduction goal

A British construction and civil engineering company slashed emissions by 14% last year, nearly tripling its 5% reduction target. Costain has made a number of significant sustainable changes across its business, including shifting to carbon-neutral green energy tariffs – this reduced its overall carbon footprint by 41%, compared to 2015. It has also made hybrid vehicles available at […]

Germany sees record EV growth in Q1 2017

Germany saw record electric vehicle (EV) growth in the first quarter of 2017. New data from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wuerttemberg (ZSW) reveals a total of 11,624 EVs were registered in the country over the period. If this level of new sales continued, the total for 2017 could reach around 45,000 […]

Swindon businesses hit the gas with new hydrogen cars

Businesses in Swindon have today taken delivery of new hydrogen cars as part of a government scheme. Arval, Nationwide and the National Trust have taken delivery of two Toyota Mirais and a Hyundai ix35 as part of the town’s Hydrogen Hub fuel cell technology project. The zero emission vehicles, which will be used as company pool cars, have been purchased with the […]

New York State launches $70m EV scheme

New York State has launched a $70 million (£56.15m) electric vehicle (EV) scheme to boost green transport. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hopes the initiative will slash carbon emissions in the transportation sector – it’s currently the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the state, at nearly 40%. The programme will provide $55 million (£44.11m) to pay for rebates of up to […]

Daimler eyes European EVs with new charging investment

Daimler has accelerated its electric vehicle (EV) expansion by investing in a charging solutions firm. The vehicle manufacturer behind Mercedes-Benz is leading an $82 million (£77.8m) investment from ChargePoint, the leading provider of charging infrastructure in the US, to move into European markets. It hopes the move will boost the electric mobility market by paving the way for a new wave of “customer-focused solutions”. […]

Volvo’s new hybrid truck could slash emissions by 30%

Volvo’s first hybrid vehicle designed for long haul journeys could slash fuel consumption and emissions by 30%. The Volvo Concept Truck uses a hybrid powertrain to store energy when driving downhill or braking, which is then used to power the vehicle in electric mode on flat roads and shallow gradients. This highly efficient engine system is further aided by the truck’s aerodynamic […]