‘Huge amount of London’s transport will be green by 2040’

That’s the prediction from Alex Gilbert, Senior Strategy Manager at Transport for London

Energy Live Expo: Transport For London’s Alex Gilbert

Transport for London’s Senior Strategy Manager Alex Gilbert talks about the challenges and opportunities posed by going green

London to trial Ford’s new plug-in hybrid vans

Ford Motor Company is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. The 12-month project will trial 20 new plug-in hybrid Ford Transit Custom vans that reduce emissions by running on electric power for the majority of trips such as deliveries and maintenance works. It is one of 13 new […]

Hydrogen cars to hit London roads

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced 12 hydrogen-powered cars will be rolled out in the city. Transport for London will use four of them to assist with essential engineering and maintenance work carried out between bus stops and Tube stations. Manufacturer Toyota will deliver the Mirai hydrogen-powered vehicles. They are expected to be used by […]

Heat up your home from the London Underground

Topping up your heating supply in the future could become as easy as an oyster card transaction. If you live in the capital, that is. Transport for London (TfL) announced today plans for a full makeover of the old Greenwich Power Station that would power the Underground while also heating to local homes in the […]

London’s first all-electric buses begin trials at Waterloo

Hybrid and hydrogen powered buses have already been a familiar sight on London’s streets for several years but today for the first time they’re being joined all-electric models. Built by the Chinese firm BYD, two new ‘ebuses’ are first joining the 507 route and later the 521 to undergo trials in the Capital. The routes […]

Waste heat from the tube to be piped into London homes

The sticky heat is one of the most unpleasant parts of a morning commute on the London underground – but that hot air is about to be put to good use. Hundreds of London homes are to be kept warm using the waste heat from the tube. The project is a team effort between Islington […]

‘World’s first’ low emission zone in London

London could have the “world’s first” Ultra Low Emission Zone under new plans proposed by the Mayor Boris Johnson. The move would bring in new rules allowing only zero or low emission vehicles into central London during working hours by 2020. The Mayor believes this would deliver “dramatic benefits” in air quality and increase further […]

UK’s first PAYG EV charging point

The UK’s first Pay As You Go (PAYG) electric vehicle charging point was launched earlier this week. Whilst most electric car chargers require users to have a membership, the PAYG works simply by using a mobile phone. The ‘POD Point’ network uses a text message to access the charging points and is based on the […]

London’s drivers wasting £60million with ‘unnecessary idling’

London’s drivers could save more than £60million worth of fuel by switching off their car engines when stationary. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) said this could also help reduce more than 100million kg of carbon emissions a year and is urging drivers to help improve the city’s air quality. A report from Transport for London […]