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Green car grant extended

The Government’s green car grant is being extended to light electric commercial vehicles – cutting the price of eligible vans by up to £8000, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced today.

Transport Minister Norman Baker and Business Minister Mark Prisk also confirmed the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant, launched last year, has secured funding until 2015. Lower than expected sales of electric and hybrid cars last

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The Chevrolet Volt coming to Britain

There has been a lot of consumer interest in the Chevrolet Volt, and for good reason, because it is one of the first electric cars that offer a stunning life span after just one charge. The standard perception of an electric car is that it is good for running around town and doing short errands before the battery dies, and the car either needs recharging

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Boris Island airport looks like it will happen

‘Boris Island’ is set to go ahead after the Prime Minister gave the go-ahead on a new London airport. So called because it was Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, who put forward the plans.A LibDem intervention delayed the original announcement, because their official policy opposes expansion of the airports in the country, based on environmental grounds.

In his official blog, Boris Johnson said that the

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West Midlands environmental organisations unhappy with high speed rail line

Environmental organisations based in the West Midlands have reacted with disappointment to this week’s announcement by the government that they are going ahead with the planned high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham. Aiming to be operational by 2026, the new multi-billion pound project would cut travel time between the Midlands and the capital by 20 minutes and there are plans to extend the HS2

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Transport companies need to help reduce world carbon emissions

Reducing emissions is always something that is on the international agenda and seems to be an almost daily feature in the press. Climate change talks have recently been taking place in Durban.

One of the most major contributors to carbon dioxide emission around the world are logistic and transport companies. They are constantly being urged to reduce the amount of emissions they are creating and

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Cycle-commuting is crease free with Suitpack rucksack design

Cambridge Design Partnership’s innovative design allows commuters to keep fit and look smart

Cycle-commuting is crease free with Suitpack rucksack design

Cycling to work, whether to keep fit or for simple convenience, has risen sharply in popularity in recent years. The problem is that for those who have to dress smartly for work, cycling is mainly impractical. Those commuters who wish to cycle to

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New London buses hit the road

The bendy buses which many see as a blight on London are finally being replaced. The buses were seen as a problem for the city because they were dangerous to cyclists as their movements were unpredictable and they also allowed people to board without always paying

A new type of double-decker has been introduced in London which the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has said

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Swiftyone Commuter Scooter must-have product for 2012

WORLD’S FIRST ADULT FOLDING KICK-SCOOTER – ‘SWIFTYONE’

Swiftyone Commuter Scooter must-have product for 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking to the design team of SwiftyONE, you find out why it was first created, what makes it so different from other kick scooters we will see on the streets during 2012, and also what it is that makes the SwifyONE so special.

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Plastic bridge completed

A New Jersey-based developer of plastic products is Axion International Holdings. They’ve recently announced that they have completed the construction of the first plastic bridge in Europe. The bridge has been constructed in Scotland in the county of Pebbleshire. The bridge runs across the River Tweed and is mostly made of recycled materials including a special composite that has been developed by the company.

The

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Dial-a-Ride London

Dial-a-Ride are new vehicles being offered by Transport for London and they are soon going to be using biofuel in 12 of them. This means that the vehicles are going to be producing an estimated 25% less CO2 emissions than a normal vehicle powered with diesel would. It is expected that if the trial is successful the rest of the fleet will also be using

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