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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...

Concept PHEV SUV tyre unveiled

A novel tyre that features different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty handling and efficiency for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) SUVs. To date, engineers have struggled to develop tyres that offer low rolling...

ZOE takes top places in ZENN Rally

Following its victory last year, Renault ZOE has put in yet another remarkable performance at the 2015 ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally with four ZOE models taking the top four places. In its second appearance in the prestigious international competition, Renault...

New tech automatically prevents speeding

Breaking the speed limit can be costly in terms of fines, and driving bans, as well as playing a significant role in many road accidents. In response, Ford is launching a new technology that could help prevent drivers from exceeding speed limits – both...

Google launches Android Auto

Automotive apps are the next big thing in car infotainment systems, and the battle for the dashboard is heating up between the two main players Apple and Google. Both Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto have a number of committed partners, some...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:24th Mar 2015