Make the Emission Trading Scheme a ‘fair and fit-for-purpose instrument to all’

European Associations representing the tourism and commercial road transport sectors are calling on the European Parliament to make the extension of ETS to road transport and buildings (ETS II) a fair and fit-for-purpose instrument for both businesses and private buildings/private transport. “We support the EU initiative to establish a separate ETS for buildings and road […]

Bus operator launches £20,000 fund to boost eco-friendly sales for small businesses

First West Yorkshire has launched the Bradford Go-Greener Fund with £20,000 available to help small businesses in retail, leisure, hospitality, health & beauty and other consumer services encourage eco-friendly high street spending and boost customer-led sustainable growth. The purpose of the fund is to support plans by independent owners and small firms in consumer sectors […]

Cubic executes operations service contract for Leap System in Ireland

Cubic Transportation Systems expands European footprint with contract to enhance the National Transport Authority’s Leap offering Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) will execute a contract by Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to be the operations service provider for the transport authority’s TFI Leap Card system. Cubic will operate, maintain, and enhance the current Leap system to […]

Government confirms nearly £7bn to overhaul and level-up major local transport schemes

Thirty-one counties, city regions and unitary authorities have been chosen for funding to level up their local bus services in the latest awards from the Government’s bus transformation programme. Key points Cheaper and better buses in £7bn package to level up transport outside London Lower, simpler bus fares to help tackle cost-of-living pressures Major upgrades […]

Osprey CEO ‘disappointed’ by lack of VAT reduction

Ian Johnston, the CEO of Osprey Charging has commented on the government not reviewing existing rate of VAT applied to EV charging Today the government said that it has no current plans to review the existing rate of VAT applied to EV charging. At the moment, VAT on domestic electricity is charged at 5% to keep costs […]

ULEB testing confirms Pelican zero-emission buses as ‘best in class’

Electric bus supplier Pelican has released the results of tests on its latest model of zero-emission single decks (see download, below) prove that they are officially ‘best in class.’ Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Bus UK explains: “Our latest vehicles are now fitted with 422kWh water cooled batteries rather than the previously tested vehicle which […]

Volta Trucks concludes demanding winter testing programme

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has concluded its demanding winter testing programme, undertaken by the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. The cold weather testing programme was part of a rigorous regime of vehicle tests designed to ensure that the full-electric Volta Zero will deliver the highest levels […]

TfL sets out bold vision for buses in the capital

Transport for London (TfL) has published its long-term plan for buses, which will see the modern bus network attract more customers and help the capital become net zero by 2030. Buses are already the most used form of public transport in the capital, and TfL’s Bus Action Plan will create an even more attractive alternative […]

A e-van ‘for all businesses’ priced at £21k goes on sale

Innovation Automotive, the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle company, has today launched its debut vehicle, the DFSK EC35 all-electric van. Key points: Innovation Automotive has officially opened the order books for its debut vehicle, the DFSK EC35 all-electric van The practical, capable and affordable EC35 goes on sale for £20,999 + VAT OTR, presenting businesses […]

Dott’s shared e-scooters and e-bikes join KVB app 

European micro-mobility firm Dott announces integration with the KVB app, allowing users in Cologne to see the closest available e-scooters and e-bikes when planning a journey.  Alongside existing rail, bus and other mobility options in the city, Dott’s fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters will be shown on the map of the KVB app. The system […]