UK Government announces new £1.7bn road and railway investment

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the move will put the UK on the path to economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis

Government confirms ‘notice to proceed’ on HS2

The move gives companies involved formal approval to begin construction

Zero-emission vehicles to benefit from changes to company car tax

From today, drivers of clean cars will be eligible to pay no benefit-in-kind tax, in contrast to the current 16%

Public transport, walking and cycling ‘need to become primary forms of travel’

That’s the suggestion from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who added all motorcycles, buses, cars and trucks, will have to become zero emission

The chance to save cash ‘is driving EV adoption’

That’s according to a new survey published by charging infrastructure firm NewMotion, which asked 4,492 EV drivers about a variety of issues relating to the adoption of battery-powered cars

Siemens Mobility Limited leads charge on new EV infrastructure network

The firm is working with partner organisations Alfen and ENGIE EV Solutions to deliver new EV charging infrastructure across the West of England

Two-thirds of major transport firms ‘still not aligned with the Paris Agreement’

A new report stresses the sector must significantly step up climate ambition to match global climate obligations once they are ‘ratcheted up’ at COP25 in 2020

Vehicle-to-grid tech ‘could save UK households as much as £300 a year’

Good Energy, Honda Motor Europe, The University of Salford and Upside Energy, say EV owners could make the saving by storing electricity in their car’s battery and sending it back to the grid when required

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EIB charges up Spanish EV development with €17m of new funding

The money is being offered to QEV Technologies to support its research and development activities surrounding electric powertrains, fast charging systems and electric racing technologies

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Volvo’s electric trucks roll out across selected parts of Europe

The clean vehicles are initially available in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands