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Regional disparity for rollout of electric vehicle chargepoints revealed

There is an uneven geographical distribution of electric vehicle (EV) charging devices in the UK, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures. Figures released by the DfT show that Scotland and London are best-served for EV charging options.

First of new Cardiff Bus battery-electric Yutong fleet delivered

The first of 36 battery-electric Yutong E12 buses due to Cardiff Bus and Cardiff Council before the end of 2021 have been delivered.

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  • Key Cop26 pledges could put world 9% closer to 1.5C pathwayClimate Action Tracker data shows world still heading for catastrophe – but outlook could improveNew Cop26 pledges announced on methane, coal, transport and deforestation could nudge the world 9% closer to a pathway that keeps heating to 1.5C, according to a study by the world’s most respected climate analysis coalition.Climate Action Tracker says the sectoral commitments announced in Glasgow represent potential cuts of 2.2 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the emissions of Germany, Japan and the UK combined, or 20,000 fully loaded aircraft carriers. This is in addition to m...

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  • Will the Tesla of aviation convince critics net-zero flying is not just a fairytale?Firms like Aura aero have their doubters. UK environmental NGO the Aviation Environment Fund (AEF) thinks efforts to develop green aviation and zero-carbon technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels and hydrogen or electric aircraft will not help by themselves the industry reach its net-zero target. “Our politicians seem to be living in a fairytale world [...] The post Will the Tesla of aviation convince critics net-zero flying is not just a fairytale? appeared first on CityAM.

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  • UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the UK government has confirmed. This, combined with the UKs 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a pledge to end the sale of all polluting road vehicles within the next 2 decades. The UK will become the first country in the world to commit to phasing out new, non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold in the UK to be zero emission by 2040. This comes as new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, commissi...
  • Government unveils new EV chargepoint designThe UK government has unveiled a new design for electric vehicle chargepoints. Showcased in the UK Pavilion at COP26 and designed together with the Royal College of Art and PA Consulting, the concept prioritises inclusivity and ease of use, designed with consumers, local government, accessibility groups and industry. The design concept will provide greater choice to industry and local government, as well as raise awareness and generate excitement around electric vehicles. This builds on governments goal to make sure everyone benefits from the transition to zer...

Coach and Bus Week

  • Go-Ahead Group buys its first hydrogen busesAs part of Go-Aheads commitment to decarbonise its bus fleet by 2035, it has ordered the Groups first hydrogen buses for deployment from June 2022 in the Crawley, Redhill and Gatwick Airport area
  • Shropshire Council launches bid for 98 million to transform bus travelA 98 million bid to transform bus transport across the whole of the county has been made by Shropshire Council. The council has submitted a bid to the Government as part of the Bus Back Better programme, including green buses, Sunday services, real time passenger information and more affordable fares.
  • Mellor to launch all-new electric bus rangeRochdale-based bus producer to develop an extensive range of single-deck battery electric buses of multiple lengths, widths and ranges for UK and European markets in 2022

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  • First of new Cardiff Bus battery-electric Yutong fleet deliveredThe first of 36 battery-electric Yutong E12 buses due to Cardiff Bus and Cardiff Council before the end of 2021 have been delivered.
  • Pelican launches Team Zero network for UK zero-emission PSV operatorsPelican Engineering, the dealer for Yutong battery-electric coaches and buses in the UK, has launched Team Zero, a network for zero-emission coach and bus
  • Go-Ahead London to trial battery-electric Equipmake Jewel EGo-Ahead London (GAL) will begin in-service trials of the first Equipmake Jewel E battery-electric double-decker in February 2022, with the operator saying that it welcomes the competition that the manufacturer will bring to the segment.
  • Coach driver shortage: No consistency, UKCOA survey showsThe general difficulty in attracting and retaining PSV drivers shows little sign of abating. But recent work carried out by the UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA) has demonstrated how in that sector, there is actually no universal, industry-wide driver shortage. Indeed, UKCOAs overarching finding is that there is no common thread to bring together operators collective current experiences.
  • Higer Azure battery-electric bus set for UK marketHarris Group is to bring the Higer Azure battery-electric single-deck bus to the UK and Irish markets. The first has arrived at the dealership in Dublin and Harris claims that its 355kW/h of rapid-charging battery capacity will deliver a range of up to 467km.
  • Stagecoach makes modal shift case on COP26 transport dayStagecoach has urged leaders at the COP26 transport day on 10 November to incentivise the use of public transport to help the UK to meet its net zero ambitions.
  • CPT sets dates for 2022 UK Bus and Coach ConferenceThe Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has announced the dates for its second virtual UK Bus and Coach Conference. The members-only event will take place on 25 and 26 January 2022 with a wide variety of speakers, including Under-Secretary of State for Transport Baroness Vere (pictured).

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