The UK Department of Transport slow to cut CO2 in own fleet
It turns out that the UK Department for Transport has only 1% of its fleet made up of zero-emission vehicles, making for a total of 134 hybrid vehicles and only 22 are pure electric vehicles, out of the 1,860 vehicle fleet. The vast majority of 1,326 are diesel, while another 43 are petrol.
UK: Government departments must move on ULEV
British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out plans for the government to move towards ultra-low emission car fleets over the next decade. The Government Car Service is on track to meet the targets, with EVs making up nearly 23% of the fleet.
UK prolongs Plug-In Car Grant just in time
The British Government seems to have missed the end of its current plug-in subsidy, which formally runs out this month. The Department for Transport was quick to assure though that the current grant will apply throughout April and that a follow-up is imminent.
Chevy Volt, Department for Transport.
Click tip: “We want Volt” could have been the title of a petition asking GM to introduce the new-gen electric Chevy in Europe, as well. So far, the long-range Volt is only headed for the U.S., a move the Association Amperistes et Amis des Véhicules Rechargeables opposes online. Sign?!
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Download tip: British Department for Transport issued its “Uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles in the UK” report. Findings i.e. suggests that 80 percent of EV drivers use their electric car as their main vehicle and consequently also for long(er) distances.
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