The UK is set to have the largest electric bus fleet in Europe by 2024, with the number of buses projected to grow by close to 180 per cent from approximately 1,000 to 2,800 vehicles, according to forecasts by Accuracy, the global independent advisory firm.
Poland currently has the second-largest fleet of Zero Emission (ZE) buses in Europe with around 800 ZE buses. The Netherlands and Italy have the third and fourth largest fleets with around 600 buses each. Germany only has 550 in its urban fleet, the fifth largest in Europe. France is currently in sixth place with around 500, around half the number of ZE buses in the UK currently.
The future is electric and the automotive market is rapidly moving in such a voltaic direction. But the transition is far from complete and the switch to autonomous vehicles is even further off. In the interim we all have to be aware of some of the unexpected consequences that the introduction of new technologies brings. The two clearest examples are range anxiety and ADAS concerns.
The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana, spoke at the event and highlighted how this process would be crucial to future sales.
The Citroën 19_19 Concept marks the brand’s 100th anniversary and is designed to deliver exclusivity, comfort and privacy. Conceptualised with an extra-large dimension and aesthetics to match the 19_19 Concept’s spectacular design, Goodyear has designed the C100 concept tyre especially for this unique project.
A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan has found that the UK could be set for a £62bn windfall from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) by 2030.
The report, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, has found that the UK is in pole position in the global race to market for CAVs.
A new initiative has been launched in Nottingham with the aim of increasing the uptake of electric vehicles, as well as improving air quality in the city.
The Workplace Travel Service: ULEV Experience programme held its first event – a ‘Ride and Drive’ Electric Vehicle showcase – on Friday 22nd June 2018 at Nottingham Racecourse, which was attended by a range of Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations.
Van and truck operators could lose out to more forward-thinking competitors if they don’t start investigating the potential for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) on their fleets, Government officials have warned.
In the first quarter of 2016, 11,755 ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) were registered in the UK, 1 per cent of all new vehicle registrations. These figures show an increase of 31 per cent compared to last year when ULEVs were accounting for 0.8 per cent of all new registrations, and they were up an impressive […]
The government has launched a £2 million fund to encourage more businesses to switch to hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. The Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Fleet Support Scheme will allow local authorities, health trusts, police forces, fire brigades and private companies to bid for funding to add hydrogen-powered vehicles to their fleets. Bids for the FCEV Fleet Support Scheme must be submitted by Monday 4 July 2016. Successful bidders will be informed later this year.
Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – successfully helped Nottingham place a winning bid securing £6.1m for the first ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’ scheme, set up by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV). Other winning cities including London, Bristol and Milton Keynes, will also receive funding through the programme which was launched nationally by Secretary of State, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, at the University of Nottingham.
A Press Association article, quoted on the RAC website, reports that new figures show that motorists bought more plug-in vehicles last year than they did in the preceding five years combined. New plug-ins on Britain’s roads numbered 28,188 last year, according to the government and car industry-backed Go Ultra Low campaign.
The National Franchise Dealer Association has stated that it remains “optimistic about the rise of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs), and London’s plans to become the ultra-low emission vehicle capital of Europe,” following a speech by Isabel Dedring, London’s deputy mayor for transport. Sue Robinson, the association’s director, added that the NFDA “hopes that there will be sufficient support to ensure their uptake.”