Tag: London

ChargePoint supports Mayor of London in EV rapid charging promise

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

ChargePoint, the world’s leading EV charging network, announced the opening of a series of new EV rapid charging locations in Central London in support of the Mayor and Transport for London’s EV Infrastructure Taskforce, which launches its delivery plan today (17 June). ChargePoint has been part of the EV Infrastructure Taskforce stakeholder group for the last year, working with the Mayor’s Office, TfL and other organisations on setting out the vision for the future of EV charging in London as demand and adoption of electric vehicles continues to grow.

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New £23m scrappage scheme for vans to prepare for ULEZ

3rd January 2019 | 0 Comments

A new £23 million scrappage scheme to help take the most polluting vans off London roads has been launched to prepare for the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). The scheme, announced by the Mayor of London, will initially help London’s micro-businesses – defined as those with fewer than 10 employees – to switch to the cleanest vehicles, including electric.

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Fintyre to open London head office

Fintyre to open London head office

29th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The last couple of years have been something of a whirlwind for the European Fintyre Distribution project, which has seen the business grow from a key player in the Italian market into a wider European operation with aspirations of being the leading force in pan-European tyre distribution and perhaps even beyond. Tyres & Accessories recently met with European Fintyre chief executive officer Mauro Pessi in order find out more about the company’s decision to base its central headquarters in London as well as its general, ongoing growth.

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New car, driver line-up and official partner for NIO Formula E Team

New car, driver line-up and official partner for NIO Formula E Team

9th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London played host recently to the glittering official launch of the NIO team’s 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship programme, where the squad revealed a new driver line-up for Season 5, a new official partner and, of course, a brand new car.

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Bridgestone brand ambassador Thompson celebrates 60th with pop-up gym

Bridgestone brand ambassador Thompson celebrates 60th with pop-up gym

6th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Worldwide Olympic Partner Bridgestone and its campaign ambassador, double Olympic gold medallist, Daley Thompson, will open a pop-up gym on London’s Southbank to mark the decathlete’s 60th birthday. The gym, which will open for one day only, will be located on Riverside Grass, Southbank, London on Tuesday 14 August and is part of Bridgestone’s Olympic partnership campaign, Chase Your Dream, No Matter What. The motivational campaign aims to inspire people of all ages, abilities and passions.

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Environment Committee responds to London Mayor’s clean air summit

22nd June 2018 | 0 Comments

In response to the Mayor’s Clean Air Summit and proposals to bring forward the Government’s ban on new petrol and diesel sales from 2040 to 2030, Caroline Russell AM, Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee said:

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Islington Council introduces parking surcharge on diesels

4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Islington Council has gone a step further than the Mayor of London by proposing to impose on all diesel vehicles – including Euro 6 diesels and diesel hybrids – a £2 per hour visitor parking surcharge from early next year.

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Will bendy buses make a comeback in London?

Will bendy buses make a comeback in London?

17th August 2017 | 0 Comments

With over 2 billion passenger journeys a year, bus usage is around double that of the London Underground. But bus passenger numbers are in decline. Between 2014/15 and 2016/17, the number of passenger journeys made on buses fell by six per cent. In its second piece of important work on the capital’s buses, the London Assembly Transport Committee report ‘London’s bus network’ (published 17 August 2017) tackles the this subject and recommends:

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Toyo Tires become national partner of IAAF World Championships London 2017

Toyo Tires become national partner of IAAF World Championships London 2017

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Toyo Tires has become a national partner of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships London 2017.

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Kwik Fit begins roll-out of ‘Mobile7’ tyre fitting service

Kwik Fit begins roll-out of ‘Mobile7’ tyre fitting service

12th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Fleet and retail customers located within the area encircled by the M25 can now arrange for Kwik Fit to mount tyres on their vehicles between 8:30am and 8:30pm, seven days a week. While operating hours for the rest of the UK remain 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 1pm on a Saturday, the new ‘Mobile7’ format will be extended to other metropolitan areas in 2017.

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Union unhappy over ‘unnecessary’ language test

17th November 2016 | 0 Comments

The GMB trade union is up in arms over what it calls a ‘ridiculous’ language test which forces London private hire drivers to fork out at least £180 to prove they speak English. GMB says introducing the tests could see a private education firm pocket £20 million.

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Live announcements scheduled for latest Michelin-starred restaurants

Live announcements scheduled for latest Michelin-starred restaurants

15th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest restaurants to be awarded new Michelin Stars will be revealed at a live event for the first time in Great Britain and Ireland. The October presentation will coincide with the publication of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2017 and it is expected to attract top chefs and key food industry figures

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GSF Car Parts hosts hundreds at Tottenham branch open evening

GSF Car Parts hosts hundreds at Tottenham branch open evening

2nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

National motor factor GSF Car Parts held an open evening on 14 July at its Tottenham branch, attended by more than 200 people from a thriving local trade customer base. Having opened three years ago, the branch is one of the network’s top performing outlets.

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SMMT consults on proposals aimed at improving air quality in London

19th July 2016 | 0 Comments

New political leaders are starting to make their mark on the automotive landscape. The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has just launched a consultation on air quality in the capital.

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London’s Digital Engineering and Test Centre hosts automotive giants

London’s Digital Engineering and Test Centre hosts automotive giants

22nd June 2016 | 0 Comments

The Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC) has held an event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, with more than 120 delegates representing such automotive giants as Ford and McLaren in attendance. DETC was set up to drive forward the development of advanced propulsion technology in the UK, and the London event aimed to show how the automotive sector could benefit from collaboration with the city’s digital sector, specifically its developments in digital engineering and gaming technology.

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