China rolls out EV quotas for 2019

China has unveiled new plans that require carmakers to sell a minimum number of zero or low emission vehicles annually from 2019. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s policy requires large car manufacturers to ensure 10% of the cars they sell are low carbon by 2019 and 12% by 2020. It applies to carmakers […]

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 […]

Peru cements industry emissions reduction goal

The cement industry in Peru has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by half. The government recently completed the development of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) to transform the nation’s cement sector. NAMAs refer to any action that cuts emissions in developing countries and is prepared under the umbrella of a national governmental initiative. […]

London ranked second for greener transport transition

London has been ranked in second place in the race towards decarbonising the transport industry. A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and sponsored by smartphone chip maker Qualcomm ranks 35 global cities based on their level of progress towards achieving a zero-emission transport system. Norwegian city Oslo tops the […]

Renewable trade body appoints new EV chief

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has appointed its new head of electric vehicles (EVs). Matthew Trevaskis’ new role will be to champion the use of ultra-low emission vehicles such as plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles in the UK. He will be growing the REA’s EV offering, focusing on the integration of EVs into the electricity […]

London mayor launches first low emission bus zone

The first ever low emission bus zone (LEBZ) has officially been launched in London. It is part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s strategy to tackle air pollution and is the first of 12 LEBZs in the capital. It has been launched in Putney – one of the most polluted areas in London – which runs a […]

New Low Emission Bus Zones for London

The Mayor of London has announced the introduction of 10 new Low Emission Bus Zones (LEBZ). Sadiq Khan says the move will see the most environmentally-friendly buses being used on the most highly polluted streets in the city to cut Nitrogen Oxide emissions by 84% across the selected routes. It brings the total number of planned LEBZ […]

EU unveils low emission mobility strategy

The European Commission has published its strategy for low emission mobility. It is part of its package of proposals to accelerate the region’s transition to a low carbon economy. The strategy includes measures such as increasing the efficiency of the transport system, speeding the employment of low emission alternative energy for transport and boosting the […]