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Fleet procurement could put UK in EV fast lane, says Unite

2 months ago / 0 comments

The UK car market’s successful transition to electric vehicles will require measures to drive fleet EV take-up, as well as action to protect the manufacturing sector.

Government funding to drive multi-modal mobility solutions

3 months ago / 0 comments

Plans to develop a multi-model mobility offering covering buses, taxis and on-road shuttles in the Oxford area has become one of 22 connected and autonomous vehicle … Read More »

VED reform needed to fund new roads

4 months ago / 0 comments

Dwindling revenues from Vehicle Excise Duty and fuel duty due to ultra-low emission vehicle take-up will create problems for the funding of roads, particularly with commitments … Read More »

Feature: Connectivity and Software, No way in?

4 months ago / 0 comments

The continuing integration of mobile technology linked into vehicles is creating huge data security issues. Julian Kirk discovers how to keep your information secure.

UK to host international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit next autumn

5 months ago / 0 comments

The UK is to host a global Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in autumn 2018 as it looks to expand the development of the low emission and … Read More »

CO2 levels rising as fleets migrate to PCH and petrols

6 months ago / 0 comments

Average CO2 emissions are on the rise from British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) member lease cars as a result of Government’s tax drives on … Read More »

New Kent motorway junction gets go-ahead

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Government has given the go-ahead for a new M20 junction by Ashford in Kent, with construction due to begin early next year.

Government plans for rail expansion under new strategy

6 months ago / 0 comments

Rail lines shut during the Beeching cuts of the 1960s could be reopened and more commuter lines offered as the Department for Transport looks to overhaul … Read More »

ACFO lambasts Budget ‘attack’ on Company Car Tax

6 months ago / 0 comments

ACFO has accused the Government of making “a tax grab at the expense of the company car” following the Autumn Budget announcement of an increased diesel … Read More »

Government looks to deploy national standard for bike-share schemes

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is considering a national standard for public bike share schemes to ensure they are appropriately introduced and managed.

Fleets warned of cost impact after post-Budget shift to petrols

6 months ago / 0 comments

The chancellor is being warned again of the cost to fleets if he pushes ahead with anti-diesel measures in tomorrow’s Autumn Budget, as concerns mount over … Read More »

DVSA tests MOT reminder service

6 months ago / 0 comments

The DVSA is running a new service to remind drivers by text message and email when their MOT is due as it reveals that around 28% … Read More »

Lost Vehicle Excise Duty revenue hits £107m

6 months ago / 0 comments

New government figures show car tax evasion has continued to increase since the 2014 abolition of the tax disc in 2014.

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

7 months 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.

Tax on new diesel cars in Autumn Budget could ‘backfire’

7 months ago / 0 comments

Implementing surcharges on new diesel cars to drive air quality ambitions could actually backfire, in particular with regards to fleets.

EU plans for 30% cut in emissions by 2030

7 months ago / 0 comments

The European Commission is looking to cut car and LCV emissions by 30% by 2030 under a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets.

UK government faces third round of legal action over air pollution

7 months ago / 0 comments

ClientEarth has confirmed it’s pushing ahead with plans to take the government to court for a third time over illegal air pollution as it builds the … Read More »

Ofgem calls for more electric vehicle investment and policies

7 months ago / 0 comments

Although the UK is on course to achieve emissions reductions targets to 2022, achieving longer-term goals will require more investment and policies in areas including electric … Read More »

Call for mandatory Clean Air Zones as 44 cities breach WHO guidelines

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is being urged to expand Clean Air Zones nationwide as new research finds that 44 UK cities are in breach of recommended World Health … Read More »

Projects receive funding to test automated vehicles in live traffic

7 months ago / 0 comments

Four projects that will test connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology have scooped £51m in government funding.

Government pushes ahead with mandating EV charge points at forecourts

7 months ago / 0 comments

Plans to make electric vehicle charge points mandatory at motorway services and large petrol retailers have taken a step forwards along with developments in insurance for … Read More »

Government sets out Clean Growth Strategy

7 months ago / 0 comments

The government has revealed their Clean Growth Strategy, which outlines policies and proposals aiming to accelerate ‘clean growth’, increase economic growth and decrease emissions.

Government urged to spend rising fuel and motoring tax income on roads

7 months ago / 0 comments

Potholes and congestion on local roads could be eased if the government gave the income from rising fuel and motoring taxes to councils.

Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has launched a competition of £15m in funding for research into low-emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans.