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17.09.2018 - 14:30

ZF electric drive axle for zero emission buses arrives in UK & US

London’s red double-decker buses will soon approach silently. Busmaker Optare has ordered the AxTrax AVE electric portal axle from ZF to equip 31 buses. Also in the States ZF announces a new chapter in their existing partnership with New Flyer as they are to equip 100 buses with ZF’s technology.

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11.09.2018 - 15:57

UK: Government & Industry pushing for low carbon future

The UK’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit took place in Birmingham today with the industry rallying behind Theresa May. The Prime Minister announced 106 million pounds in funding for low carbon technologies, matched by half a billion from businesses. Moreover, the Brexiteers are calling for cooperation.

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10.09.2018 - 17:48

UK: Funding boost for last-mile cargo e-bikes

The British government announces two million pounds to support the uptake of electric cargo bikes. Westminster hopes the zero emission wheelers will replace vans, particularly when making last-mile deliveries. Details are yet to follow.

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10.09.2018 - 14:08

UK: Electric cars could get green number plates

“Green cars” are to get corresponding license plates in an effort to boost electric car sales in Great Britain. The government’s proposal follows recommendations of their behavioural insights unit and aims to increase awareness of PEVs.

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29.08.2018 - 19:58

Two London councils to ban polluters

Two London borough councils are going to ban all vehicles except ultra-low emission variants in key areas during peak times to reduce air pollution. Starting on September 3rd, petrol, diesel and older hybrids will have to be careful where they drive at times.

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21.08.2018 - 13:17

Char.gy: New player on London lamp post charging scene

Street lights doubling as charging stations will be a sight across all of London. After Siemens and Ubitricty, Britain’s Char.gy has been named as another chosen supplier of the Go-ultra Low City Scheme. The plan is to install 1,150 lamp post chargers by 2020.

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20.08.2018 - 19:22

Smart charging solution to retrofit for homes

EO Charging of Britain has launched a small device that offers Automatic Load Management (ALM) for simpler EV chargers such as those often used at home. The eoALM module is separate from an EO charger and monitors a building’s energy profile.

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16.08.2018 - 15:47

UK: Siemens & Ubitricity to deliver lamp post charging

Siemens and Berlin-based Ubitricity have been selected to help London improve EV charging infrastructure by retrofitting street lamps. They are 2 of 8 organisations in the Go-ultra Low City Scheme through which London expects to deliver 1,150 charge points by the end of 2020.

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15.08.2018 - 15:56

Royal Mail launching EV delivery fleet in Essex

A new fleet of electric postal vans has been introduced in South Essex by Royal Mail. The Eldon Way site is one of 18 UK-wide locations to have been fitted with charging stations with 100 electric vans in use around the country in total.

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15.08.2018 - 14:38

City of London charging parking fees based on emissions

The City of London Corporation that controls the centre of the British capital is introducing emissions based charges for parking in the Square Mile. Drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles will pay less as emissions are detected automatically through the RingGo app.

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09.08.2018 - 18:44

Nothern Powergrid launching 3 e-mobility initiatives

Northern Powergrid will implement three key initiatives this year to engage their 2,500 employees with EV technology across several of its 28 sites. The DNO will observe both how its employees interact with the EVs and the resulting impact on the network.

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06.08.2018 - 16:14

UK utility Centrica investing in EV charging software

British utility Centrica is pushing to enter new markets with no less than a total of 100 million dollars earmarked for investment. In a first financing move, the Israeli start-up Driivz that develops software for EV charging solutions has been selected.

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06.08.2018 - 13:03

UK: £35M for three low-carbon technology projects

The British government has awarded a total of 35M pounds to three projects involving players such as Nissan and Aston Martin. They are developing low carbon technology with funding through the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) with industry matching the investment.

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19.07.2018 - 18:18

London Gatwick expanding electric car sharing

The UK airport has launched a car-sharing service with ten electric vehicles and charge points from Bolloré’s BlueCity, building on an earlier trial. The vehicles are part of a larger city fleet, and can be used and dropped anywhere in London.

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18.07.2018 - 16:57

Aston Martin & RR both envisioning luxurious air taxis

Aston Martin presents the Vision Volante Concept, a study of a premium VTOL with hybrid propulsion. Whether the three-seater will ever take-off on a mass scale is uncertain. Yet Aston is on to something as Rolls-Royce also issued their version of an air taxi.

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16.07.2018 - 14:43

UK: Registering 1 plug-in car every 9 minutes

The Go Ultra Low campaign released figures on registrations of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles today and they are looking good. In fact, the overall number of PEVs has risen each and every month this year, with one being registered every 9 minutes in the UK.

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11.07.2018 - 19:55

Swansea launching largest EV fleet in Wales

Swansea Council has taken delivery of 40 Partner Electric vans from Peugeot, making Swansea the local authority with the largest electric van fleet in Wales. The electric vehicles for council staff have been leased on a five-year contract.

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09.07.2018 - 14:19

UK: New Road to Zero Strategy to decarbonise transport

At long last – the British government has specified plans to decarbonise the country. Their Road to Zero Strategy affirms to ban all sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2040 but averts calls that asked to move said target forward. There is a new a mid-term goal however.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/07/09/uk-presents-road-to-zero-strategy-to-decarbonise-transport/
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