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 […]

200 New EV charging points for London

Private & public sectors join forces to increase London’s EV charging network. The electric vehicle (EV) charging point network POLAR and Transport for London (TFL) have announced plans to install 200 new EV points in the capital. The POLAR charging points are expected to charge at more than twice the normal speed. London currently has a […]

Boris’ sticky situation means cleaner air for London

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to trial a dust suppressant technology around roads under construction and industrial sites in an effort to improve the capital’s air quality. Fifteen locations in five boroughs are set to benefit from the technology having received funds and equipment from the Mayor and Transport for London, with the […]

Boris drives London’s new hybrid bus

A new hybrid bus that could replace the Routemaster on the roads of the capital has been taken for a test ride in Ireland by London Mayor Boris Johnson. The prototype is the first of eight to be built by specialist engineers at the Wrightbus factory in Northern Ireland. The Mayor first unveiled the New […]

Asda fits electric car charging points at shop

Supermarket chain Asda has installed electric car charging points at one of its London stores. The company has fitted the chargers at its branch in Roehampton with the help of provider Chargemaster. The move comes after Waitrose last month fitted Chargemaster points at its newly-opened shop in York. Asda, which is owned by WalMart, has […]

EDF and Toyota in London hybrid campaign

EDF Energy and Toyota this week launched a three-year leasing programme to put ultra-low emissions plug-in hybrid vehicles on the streets of London. The first Toyota Prius Plug-ins to reach the UK are joining the vehicle fleets of five businesses and public organisations: Transport for London, the Government Car and Despatch Agency, the Metropolitan Police […]