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Backlash against diesels sees new car CO2 emissions rise

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

An anti-diesel agenda has resulted in new car carbon dioxide emissions rising for the first time in 14 years as people make the switch to petrol, recent research suggests. Department for Transport figures show that the average new car sold in 2017 produces more CO2 than one sold in 2016, reversing a continuous decline in emissions of the greenhouse gas since the figures were first published by the Government in 2003.

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£80 million funding for national battery facility

Wednesday 29th November 2017 | 0 Comments

A partnership between WMG, at the University of Warwick, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and Coventry City Council has been awarded £80 million to establish a new National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF). The announcement was made by The Rt Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, while attending an energy conference on the University of Warwick campus on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

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Driverless cars on UK roads by 2021 says chancellor

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under Government plans to invest in the sector. In his budget, chancellor Philip Hammond announced that driverless cars will be able to be tested without any human operator inside or outside the car, and without the legal constraints and rules that apply in many other EU nations, and much of the US.

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Driven consortium visits Downing Street

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday 15 November, the Driven consortium was given the chance to showcase its ground-breaking technology for the benefit of the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer at Number 10 Downing Street. This was as part of an event held by the government to launch a series of measures to support the continued growth and success of the UK’s world-class tech sector.

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Cenex to conduct electric vehicle charge point feasibility study in Northern Wales

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Cenex – transport and energy not for profit consultancy – has been appointed by Cadwyn Clwyd, a Rural Development Agency, and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), to determine the feasibility of installing electric charging points across the county of Wrexham. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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New car sales continue to slide in October

Tuesday 7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market declined for a seventh consecutive month in October, with 158,192 new units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Demand fell by -12.2 per cent in the month, as falling confidence among buyers continued to impact the market.

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PRA warns government over premature mandating of charge points installation

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of October, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) was invited to give oral evidence to the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill Committee.

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Lack of charge points could hamper electric vehicle growth – RAC Foundation

Wednesday 4th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Potential purchasers of electric cars tempted by the benefits of quickly-improving battery capacity might still hesitate if the public charge point network doesn’t keep pace with changing technology.

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GMB demands cabinet secretary meeting after Bridgend JLR engine announcement

Thursday 28th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The production of Jaguar Land Rover engines at Bridgend’s Ford Engine plant will end three months earlier than expected in September 2020. The union for motor industry workers, GMB, says the news could see more than 1,100 jobs lost at Bridgend Ford alone, and has requested an urgent meeting with the cabinet secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, to discuss how best safeguard jobs in the motor industry.

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Local MP visits NFDA member

Local MP visits NFDA member

Thursday 31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

Chris Heaton-Harris MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Commercial Vehicle member, Brian Currie DAF Truck dealership on Wednesday 30 August.

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Roadside checks on CVs to include emissions checks

Wednesday 5th July 2017 | 0 Comments

From August 2017, roadside checks of lorries carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. DVSA will be targeting lorry drivers and operators who try to cheat vehicle emissions. The new checks will target those who break the law and will help to improve air quality.

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7 Vipal treads verified for German government incentive programme

7 Vipal treads verified for German government incentive programme

Tuesday 13th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven treads in Vipal Rubber’s portfolio have been made eligible for use in the German De-minimis programme. The VT220, VT160, VDA4 (all drive axle), VL150A, VZAB, VAP1 and VT550A (trailer) designs have all been verified, and meet the programme’s needs. Promoted by the German government, De-minimis reimburses a significant part of fleet operators’ costs in acquiring tyres retreaded to certain specifications.

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Bartec one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Bartec one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bartec Auto ID Limited (Bartec) has been named as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. The report celebrates the UK’s most inspiring and fastest-growing companies. The Barnsley based, family-owned company was formed in 1992 and has become a tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) global leader, fulfilling the criteria set out by the London Stock Exchange Group and supported by the UK government.

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Brexit and general election factors in decline in motorcycle sales – NMDA

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The triggering of Article 50 and the decision to call a general election have been cited as factors in the 16 per cent decline in motorcycle sales registered by Motor Cycle Industry Association figures in April. 10,365 bikes were registered, compared to 12,343 bikes put on the road in the same period for 2016.

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Price, access to charging, range the barriers to electric vehicle purchases – survey

Wednesday 26th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A YouGov survey carried out on behalf of the NFDA has asked more than 2,000 respondents for the main barrier preventing them from buying an electric vehicle. The NFDA concentrated its research on the 1,419 who owned at least one car. 29 per cent said the price of the vehicle represented the main barrier, while nearly one in four (24 per cent) said that access to charging points - both at home (12 per cent) and during journeys (12 per cent) - was their main concern. 22 per cent added that the battery range of vehicles was the primary reason preventing them from purchasing an electric car.

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