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European Parliament Environment Committee approves new car CO2 emission standards with carrot as well as stick - plus targets to 2025

With a background of one fifth of all CO2 emissions in Europe being produced by cars in use, having increased by 26% between 1990 and 2008, the European Parliament's environment committee...

Sainsbury's joins UKH2Mobility project, as its roadmap updated for a UK hydrogen refuelling infrastructure

Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon last week welcomed the publication of the full UKH2Mobility report on hydrogen vehicles , as well as welcoming Sainsbury’s as a partners in the...

Sainsbury's joins UKH2Mobility project, as its 'roadmap' updated for a UK hydrogen refuelling infrastructure

Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon last week welcomed the publication of the full UKH2Mobility report on hydrogen vehicles , as well as welcoming Sainsbury’s as a partners in...

Exeter University scientists develop method to produce diesel on demand using bacteria

A team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell , has claimed it has developed a method to make a fuel almost identical to conventional diesel fuel using special strains of E....

Technology Strategy Board's IDP competitions have pumped over £100million into low carbon vehicle R&D

The Transport KTN has compiled a short report summarising the total Technology Strategy Board investment in the Integrated Delivery Platform (IDP) initiative since the Low Carbon Vehicle...

London's Ultra Low Emission Discount to make Congestion Charge scheme greener

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today confirmed his decision to introduce a new, lower, Ultra Low Emission Discount (ULED) for the Congestion Charge scheme . To qualify for a a 100%...

Volvo Car Group pre-announce demonstrator electrified cars with integrated fast-charging

The first electric cars to emerge from the partnership between Volvo Cars and Siemens, expected this summer, will incorporate a new 22 kW fast-charger - claimed as the world's first on-board...

Ford's Bridgend engine plant secures investment to produce new 1.5-Litre EcoBoost Engine

Ford motor company announced a £24 million investment programme at its Bridgend engine plant in Wales for production of a new fuel-efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine . ...

Kellogg increases use of the UK's largest inland seaway to cut supply chain road miles by 85%

In a deal that includes warehousing at the Port of Liverpool, global cereal company Kellogg is to substantially increase the volume of breakfast cereals it will transport using Peel Ports'...

Queen's University chemists discover simpler method of making 'wonder material'

Researchers at Queen’s University have announced the discovery of a cheaper method for making a substance similar to graphene , a material discovered in 2004 with potentially exciting...

Hyundai Motor enhances commitment to hydrogen fuel cells vehicles by joining London Hydrogen Partnership

Hyundai Motor Company today announced it has joined the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP), having signed an agreement signed with LHP representatives, including Deputy Mayor, Kit...

FInd out about energy needs for future transport systems at EGS KTN Annual Workshop

REGISTER HERE (only limited spaces now available) Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013 Venue : BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London Programme : includes latest agenda update ...

Up to £1,350,000 for innovations in niche vehicle weight reduction and recyclability

The Niche Vehicle Network, Technology Strategy Board, and OLEV will jointly fund £1,350,000 for the 2013-14 call for collaborative R&D projects in Niche Vehicles. This...

Show off your concept vehicle to Tier 1s and OEMs at Millbrook on 23rd April

Showcase your concept automotive innovations at the 2nd "Meet the Engineer" event to be held at Millbrook on 23rd April. The objective is to present opportunities for development,...

Intelligent Energy, Dyson Technology, Ricardo UK and TRW Conekt report results of Enhanced Fuel Cell Systems Technology Strategy Board project

In a joint press release Intelligent Energy , Dyson Technology , Ricardo and TRW Conekt  have today announced that Enhanced Fuel Cell Systems, a project part-funded by the Technology...

Nissan offers battery leasing option for the first time for the UK built Leaf

To reduce the initial purchase price for the 100% electric car, with its LEAF now in production in the UK, for the first time Nissan is offering buyers the option to lease the battery . ...

Peugoet to launch an all-electric version of the Partner, the UK’s best-selling small van.

Peugoet has announced the launch next month of an all - electric version of the Partner, the UK’s best-selling small van .  The Peugeot Partner Electric launches in the UK on 23...

Hybrids reach a record 20% of Toyota sales in Europe

Toyota last week reported that  Hybrid cars accounted for a record 20% of European Toyota and Lexus sales in the first quarter of 2013 , which, it says, highlights buyers’ increasing...

The economic benefits of low carbon vehicles - IPPR says Britain needs top get off the starting grid

  Two recent reports on low carbon vehicles have presented strongly positive endorsements for the potential economic benefits, in terms of economy as a whole and UK car manufacturing...

Got friends? Want an electric car for 18 months? Read on...

My Electric Avenue In order to better understand what happens to low voltage (LV) cables on the electricity network if people on the same circuit all want to charge their electric cars at...
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