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Making low-carbon motoring an easier decision

According to a new survey , 65 per cent of people in Britain would consider buying or leasing an alternative fuel vehicle over the next couple of years. Of these alternatives, hybrids came out top in the survey, which also showed some interesting regional variations in attitudes to electric...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/10/2014 - 08:45

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Hard work behind hydrogen hopes

Hydrogen is expected to be a competitive fuel on our roads beyond 2020 - but the serious business of making one of the fuels of the future being the best it can be is well in motion. One of the major barriers preventing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles reaching the mass-market is cost - and a major part...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/09/2014 - 08:45

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Electrical energy rises on UK roads

Infrastructure is central to growth in any sector, and it’s proving absolutely essential as electric vehicles (EVs) look to gain a foothold on our roads. A rapid charging network is growing in the UK and is likely to have a strong influence due to the fact that electric car sales have topped 10,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45

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Constructing a cleaner future

Reducing the impact of climate change is not just about CO 2 - other gases and particulate matter have a telling impact, and positive steps are being made to cut the more damaging substances going into our atmosphere. London is the first city in the world to require construction equipment to hit...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:45

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Electric vehicles: Not just for city slickers?

Electric vehicles, up to now mainly seen as a means for getting about in towns and cities, are being tested in Britain’s rural terrain. For the last two years, the Eco Travel Network (ETN) has been operating a ten-strong fleet of Renault Twizys in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. It has proved popular...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/08/2014 - 08:45

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Harley-Davidson sparks electric bike debate

The idea of an electric motorbike seems to run contrary to all stereotypes of ‘petrolhead’ bikers - but when Harley-Davidson get involved, that’s when ears might start to prick up. The iconic bike makers have unveiled Livewire - its first plug-in bike , and to say it has stirred something of a buzz...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 06/08/2014 - 08:45

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Speeding up future road technology

The Future Technology Centre in Sunderland is ready for business - and it already has nearly a full complement of companies signed up before opening its doors. The centre is all about making the technological breakthroughs that will drive sustainable transport , and robustly testing them in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:45

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Awards for heroic green feats in fleets

For those involved in sustainable fleet management, there can be no higher accolade then being named a Fleet Hero. Of course we would say that – the Fleet Hero Awards is our event, and it’s open for entries now. The awards ceremony marks the increasing need for heroes in businesses and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/07/2014 - 08:45

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Electric vehicle openness is patently a good idea

In the cut-throat world of developing new technologies, securing intellectual property against rivals and ‘ patent trolls’ keeps inventors up at night - but in a move distinctly against this grain, electric car manufacturer Tesla has opened up its patent book for everyone else to use. While the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/06/2014 - 08:45

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