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City Car Club acquired by Enterprise

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced the acquisition of City Car Club, reinforcing Enterprise as one of the UK’s major providers of mobility solutions to individuals and businesses that require a vehicle for an hour, a day or for longer periods. Already...

Queen takes delivery of Nissan LEAF

As the electric vehicle market grows and strengthens seemingly day by day, it was almost inevitable that EVs would at some point break into the upper echelons and become popular with trend setters and celebrities alike. Already backed by ex-England...

Glass's to revisit LEAF residual values

Used vehicle valuation experts, Glass's has announced plans to revisit its residual value forecasts for the Nissan LEAF following the news that battery failure rates are much lower than many industry analysts predicted. Five years and more than 35,000...

Cenex programme cuts fleet CO2 by 15%

Cenex has announced robust results for its Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme (LCVPPP), which delivered a CO2 cut of 15% in vehicles across 77 public sector fleets. The LCVPPP was conducted between 2008 and 2013 and is among the major trials...

UK Govt announces £6.6m hydrogen investment

The Government has announced a £6.6 million investment in hydrogen infrastructure, representing a significant step in enabling the use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the UK. The package of measures will see an initial network of 12 hydrogen refuelling...

Greening taxis gets £45m boost

A £20 million fund will be made available to local authorities to support the rollout of ultra-low emission taxis across the UK. The money will be available to reduce the upfront cost of purpose built taxis and to install charging infrastructure for taxi...

£80m boost for greener vehicles

Projects that will bring fuel cells into van fleets, develop high efficiency transmissions and create the next generation of electric and hybrid buses are among the latest to receive money from the joint £1 billion government and industry fund. Business...

London ULEZ will launch in 2020

Following a public consultation, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London from 7 September 2020. It is hoped, that the planned ULEZ will encourage the use of newer, cleaner vehicles,...

Connected cars to deliver UK economy boost

New research commissioned by SMMT has found the development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK, delivering huge benefits to society and the economy. In the analysis of the UK opportunities provided by this...

Plug-in van grant extended

British businesses will be able to continue saving money and cutting their carbon footprint as the government announced that the ultra-low emission plug-in van grant will be extended. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer confirmed that the grant, which...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:24th Mar 2015