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London to procure only zero-emission buses

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that - going forward - all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) will be zero-emission vehicles. From now on, only hydrogen and battery-electric buses will be procured. The purchase of new diesel...

Nissan now part of United Nations' Race to Zero

Japanese carmaker Nissan has joined the Race to Zero campaign, which is supported by the United Nations. The company is the first Japanese carmaker to join the campaign, and the move accelerates its electrification and carbon neutrality goals. Nissan...

Morrisons EV charging partnership at major milestone

Supermarket chain Morrisons and national electric vehicle (EV) charging network GeniePoint have reached a major milestone thanks to their EV charging partnership. So far, the partnership has enabled customers to save 2,000 tonnes of carbon and has dispensed...

New electric buses aid Edinburgh's drive to Net Zero

The people of Edinburgh can now enjoy emissions-free public transport, in the form of four electric double-decker buses supplied to Lothian Buses by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK. Lothian’s four brand new all-electric double-decker buses...

Skoda to launch three new pure-electric cars by 2030

Czech Volkswagen subsidiary Skoda has presented its new corporate strategy until 2030. Its most important key statement is regarding electric mobility: Skoda has confirmed at least three more purely electric models by the end of the decade. Skoda currently...

New battery concept is significantly easier to recycle

Automotive engineering company IAV has announced that it has successfully developed a battery concept that is significantly easier to recycle than existing battery systems, with a considerably better CO2 balance. According to IAV - which designs products...

IEA plan requires no new ICE cars sold from 2035

The world could achieve net CO2 neutrality by 2050, according to a step-by-step plan presented by the International Energy Agency (IEA). At present, climate protection pledges made by governments to date fall well short of what is required for this to happen,...

Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme starts in Birmingham

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme has gone live today. Motorpoint, an independent car retailer, was recently selected by Birmingham City Council to help deliver the £10m Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme. People...

VW brand plans greater CO2 cuts than VW Group

The VW brand has confirmed its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. The company wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. And, as a new interim target, CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe are to be reduced by 40% by 2030 – significantly...

Environment consultancy exploring batteries for niche EVs

Ricardo, an environment and engineering consultancy based in the UK, has received government funding to assess the commercial viability of a facility to assemble battery packs for UK manufacturers producing fewer than 10,000 electric vehicles per year. As...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:2nd Sep 2021