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Solar, high speed and wifi charging set to revolutionise electric transport

Today, the government announced it is investing £37 million into British engineering to transform electric chargepoint infrastructure, revolutionising the experience for the record levels of ultra-low emission vehicle drivers on UK roads.

To cut carbon emissions we just make walking and cycling safer - Ruth Cadbury MP and Andrew Selous MP - [subscription]

Achieving net-zero carbon emissions requires a large-scale shift to active travel; more people walking and cycling more often. However, we’re not going to achieve this without significant investment in the necessary infrastructure to give people the confidence, safety and enthusiasm to change the way they get around towns and cities.

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  • Heathrow calls on contractors to express interest in expansionHeathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) has called on contractors to “express interest” in being involved in the airport’s expansion programme. Ahead of its official procurement schedule, HAL has launched a “pre-procurement market engagement campaign” to asses the industry’s level of interest.

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  • Virgin says British franchise market ‘becoming uninvestable’VIRGIN Rail Group is investigating the opportunities offered by the high speed rail market in Spain, after its bid with Stagecoach and SNCF for West Coast Partnership was disqualified by the Department for Transport in April amid disagreements over the amount of risk franchise-holders are expected to take, particularly in relation to pensions.

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  • Dublin air pollution breaching EU limits, EPA warnsMany areas of Dublin are experiencing worsening air pollution caused by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) with indications that frequent breaches of EU limits are occurring due to large volumes of traffic, according to an EPA warning.

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