Jan 31, 2023 - 01:59 pm
London introduces scrappage scheme
The City of London has launched a £110 million scrappage scheme for combustion engine vehicles. This follows the announced extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London from 29 August 2023. The scrappage subsidies target economically vulnerable groups.
Nov 26, 2022 - 02:16 pm
London EV charging infrastructure update
City Hall and TfL this week announced the release of land for 100 new ultra-rapid public charging points on London roads. The first 25 of these will be put out to tender on 30 November, and 75 more will follow by late April next year, aiming for all 100 to be operational by the end […]
May 25, 2022 - 11:22 am
TfL issues recall for 90 double-decker buses in the UK
Transport for London (TfL) has taken around 90 MetroDecker EV electric double-decker buses from Switch Mobility off the roads as a precautionary measure after six electric buses of this type burst into flames at the Potters Bar bus garage in Hertfordshire, north of London. TfL says investigations into the cause of the fire are still […]
Mar 28, 2022 - 03:06 pm
Arriva opts for Hitachi fleet charging solution at Brixton depot
Arriva, one of London’s biggest bus operators, recently replaced half of the 44 double-decker buses at its Brixton Tramshed depot in south London with new electric vehicles. Zenobē, Arriva’s solution provider, chose Hitachi Energy’s Grid-eMotion Fleet system to charge the 22 e-buses.
Dec 13, 2021 - 11:11 am
TfL bans scooters on public transport
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that all privately-owned electric scooters and unicycles, including those that can be folded or carried, will be banned on London’s transport network from Monday 13 December.
Jun 24, 2021 - 12:52 pm
London launches England’s first hydrogen bus fleet
England’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered double-decker buses has gone into service in London today. Twenty fuel cell vehicles by Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus will serve the number 7 route between East Acton and Oxford Circus.
Feb 20, 2020 - 09:57 pm
London opens all-electric double-deck bus route 94
London now got its third all-electric double-deck bus line on route 94, running between Acton Green and Piccadilly Circus. The electrification of route 94 brings the current total of electric double-deck buses in the capital to 280.
Dec 23, 2019 - 10:06 pm
London invests in another 1000 charging points
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the TfL and London Councils are investing £4 million across 29 boroughs to install 1,000 new electric vehicle charging points in residential areas throughout the British capital.
May 14, 2018 - 06:40 pm
Range extended electric buses with ultra-caps arrive in London
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BAE Systems have delivered the first 39 hybrid double-deck buses to operator Go-Ahead London. Using ultra-capacitors for range extension, their hybrid buses are the first of a fleet that is to grow to a total of 65 in the British capital.
Mar 21, 2018 - 04:08 pm
London updates rapid-charging for electric cabs
The Mayor of London marks the installation of the 100th fast-charging station in the UK capital. 51 of those charge points are reserved for electric black cabs. Also London’s boroughs say they’ve made progress in their patchy EV infrastructure.