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Tag : air quality

Impact of air pollution on Covid-19 underscored in new anti-idling campaign

10 months ago / 0 comments

A new London-wide campaign has launched today (3 August), encouraging fleets to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines and backed by evidence that air pollution … Read More »

Tech Spotlight: Airbubbl by Airlabs

3 years ago / 0 comments

The enclosed cabins of your fleet vehicles might be more harmful to your drivers’ health than you realise. But there is a solution, as Alex Grant … Read More »

Almost half of fleets unaware of Clean Air Zones, BVRLA warns

3 years ago / 0 comments

The BVRLA is calling for more clarity over clean air zones, following research showing 40% of small and medium size businesses are unaware of the plans, … Read More »

Mazda CX-5 diesels gain AdBlue injection

3 years ago / 1 comments

Mazda UK has updated the CX-5’s 2.2-litre diesel engines in line with the facelifted Mazda6, adding NOx-reducing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to its best-seller for the … Read More »

UK air quality plans ‘woefully inadequate’, says ClientEarth

3 years ago / 0 comments

Environmental action group, ClientEarth, has slammed the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan and Road to Zero strategies, claiming neither of them solve long-standing problems with national … Read More »

Wales outlines low-CO2 transport plans

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on reducing carbon emissions, with lower speed limits, measures to drive ULEV uptake, and a decarbonised bus and taxi … Read More »

UK cities call for earlier petrol and diesel ban

3 years ago / 0 comments

City leaders from across the UK are calling on Government to bring forward the ban on pure petrol and diesel vehicle sales to 2030, as part … Read More »

London ‘Zero Emission Zones’ due by 2020

3 years ago / 0 comments

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part … Read More »

Mandate Clean Air Zones, government told

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK government should mandate Clean Air Zones in the 32 areas where NO2 limits are being breached, and introduce a tax levy for non-ULEVs to … Read More »

Government expected to confirm 2040 ban on non-ULEVs

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has rebuffed rumours that the its forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will mean only plug-in hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles … Read More »

50mph limit to cut emissions on major Welsh roads

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Welsh Government is introducing 50mph limits on major roads in Wales, as part of a package of measures to improve air quality across the country.

Government urged to connect air quality plans with cycling and walking policies

3 years ago / 0 comments

Government Clean Air Plans should incorporate a focus on cycling and walking programmes to drive down vehicle emissions.

Deadline set for councils’ air quality plans

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK Government has told 32 councils that they must submit timetabled plans by the end of July, aimed at bringing nitrogen dioxide pollution back under … Read More »

Bristol pushes ahead with plans for clean air zones

3 years ago / 0 comments

Bristol City Council is assessing different options for deploying a clean air zone in the city to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

UK government loses third case over illegal air pollution

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution, following a third defeat … Read More »

Toxic emissions a now key part of car buying

3 years ago / 0 comments

Toxic emission levels are becoming an important part of the car selection process for consumers, according to new research from AA Cars which shows a 15-fold … Read More »

Workplace parking levy mooted in Manchester air pollution plans

3 years ago / 0 comments

Businesses in Manchester could be subject to a workplace parking levy in the future as the city looks to deal with air pollution as quickly and … Read More »

UK given last chance to redress EU air quality breaches

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK and eight other EU member states are being called to Brussels in a final push to get air pollution limits under legal limits.

Majority support charges for Clean Air Zones

3 years ago / 0 comments

More than half of the British public would back the introduction of charges for Clean Air Zones.

London T-Charge pushing motorists onto public transport

3 years ago / 0 comments

A new survey has revealed that London’s T-Charge may be succeeding in pushing motorists to public transport.

New research models impact of diesel scrappage scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

Switching drivers of 10-year-old diesels to petrols would reduce NOx but increase carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, latest research from Kwik Fit has found.

Leeds presses ahead with charging Clean Air Zone plans

4 years ago / 1 comments

Leeds City Council is readying for the introduction of a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) from late 2018 with fleets to be asked for their input … Read More »

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

4 years ago / 0 comments

Implementing an online database showing drivers the emissions standard for their particular registration plate is essential to avoid confusion under forthcoming Clean Air Zones.

DfT clarifies 2040 ‘electric vehicle’ sales ambitions

4 years ago / 0 comments

All cars and vans sold in the UK from 2040 will need at least full hybrid technology and the ability to drive only using electricity, the … Read More »

Concerns expressed about post-Brexit air quality standards

4 years ago / 0 comments

The UK Government must take more responsibility for air quality, even after leaving the European Union, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has warned, labelling … Read More »

Government’s air quality plans to come under scrutiny from cross-party inquiry

4 years ago / 0 comments

Four Committees are teaming up to scrutinise the government’s air quality plans as new research suggests that air pollution could contribute to dementia and diabetes.

Government still failing on air pollution despite Supreme Court order

4 years ago / 0 comments

The majority of the UK is still in breach of European Union legislation some 18 months after the Supreme Court ordered ministers to tackle air pollution.

Mayor of London triggers high air pollution alert

4 years ago / 0 comments

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has reiterated his calls for a diesel scrappage fund as he issued the seventh ‘High’ air pollution alert in the last … Read More »

Appetite for diesel cars still strong among used buyers

4 years ago / 0 comments

Secondhand buyer interest in diesel remains strong with recent diesel ‘demonisation’ having failed to impact on used prices and motorists not stampeding to sell their diesel … Read More »

New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution

4 years ago / 0 comments

The “real-world” emission test introduced at the start of September for all new vehicles still needs updating to give an accurate picture of harmful exhaust emissions … Read More »