Islington Council to introduce diesel surcharge for parking

Islington Council is to introduce a borough-wide surcharge for diesel drivers who use short stay parking. The £2 per hour charge, which will come into effect in early 2018, follows the diesel surcharge already in place for resident parking permits. Westminster has already been trialling a similar diesel parking charge trial this year. Islington Council […]

Parking discount for greener cars at London car park

Drivers who opt for lower emission or electric vehicles will receive a discount at a car park in London, thanks to a new ‘green tariff’. Carpark operator Citipark has announced the tariff based on the emissions of the vehicles parking at its Clipstone Street branch in London’s Congestion Zone. It will use APT Skidata’s software […]

Toyota installs solar-powered carport at Mexico facility

Japanese multinational automaker Toyota has installed a new photovoltaic carport at one of its manufacturing facilities in northwest Mexico. The system installed by Kyocera Solar covers a part of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Baja California (TMMBC) facility’s parking area and will help the firm cut its carbon emissions by more than 28 tons every […]

NYC Mayor wants 10,000 electric car charging points

The Big Apple is about to get a lot greener if its Mayor gets his way – Michael Bloomberg wants 10,000 new electric car charging spots installed around the city. If a pilot project goes to plan, New York City could get these extra charging spots over the next seven years. During a State of […]

US launch hands-free charging system for electric vehicles

A green transportation company in the US has launched a demonstration of a hands-free charging system for electric vehicles. Evatran’s Plugless Power helps drivers to charge the battery automatically when they park in a specialist charging space. The system works when a car is parked over a pad which starts charging the car automatically. Once […]

Energy-saving car park unveiled

A car park in Spain has started using an intelligent parking system that detects free spaces. Using smart technology, the system allows drivers to quickly view parking availability and work out where the free spaces are, reducing traffic and minimising emissions, as well as parking stress. Ultrasonic sensors are positioned around the car park, and […]