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Climate scientists found to fly more than other researchers

Climate scientists found to fly more than other researchers: Climate change researchers, and particularly professors, are found to fly more than other researchers. A survey carried out by the Cardiff University – led Centre for Climate and Social Transformation (CAST) has found, which suggests while non-climate researchers take four fights per year, climate experts take…
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Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?

Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?: Research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data by Cornwall Insight shows Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019.   SMMT recorded the lowest September car sales this century at 328,041 vehicles, down 4.4% on…
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Fully electric emergency ambulance to save on emissions

Fully electric emergency ambulance to save on emissions: What claims to be the ‘UK’s first’ fully electric emergency ambulance has been unveiled by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS). Vehicle conversion specialist VCS and WMAS worked to develop the e-ambulance, which is powered by lithium-ion batteries fitted in the underside of the ambulance floor pan and…
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First hydrogen-electric passenger jet takes off

First hydrogen-electric passenger jet takes off: Cranfield Airport – the ‘world’s first’ hydrogen fuel cell-powered flight takes off. The six-seater Piper M-class plane at ZeroAvia’s research and development facility at Cranfield Airport, completed a taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit and landing. That follows in the same aircraft in June, the ‘UK’s first commercial-scale battery-electric…
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Number plates for e-scooters after safety concerns

Number plates for e-scooters after safety concerns: Number plates are to be fitted to e-scooters to avoid misuse and issues identified during trials taking place in Coventry, which have now been suspended. E-scooters were reportedly being used in pedestrianised areas where they are not permitted to be, causing several incidents, this saw the decision by…
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New government funding for green transport tech start-ups

New government funding for green transport tech start-ups: £1 million in government funding is set to benefit tech start-ups with a focus on the decarbonisation of transport. Part of the Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG) competition, this forms the 11th round of funding which is open to entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of…
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Electric Vehicle batteries to get a second life

Electric Vehicle batteries to get a second life: Science business Solvay has partnered with resource management company Veolia to develop resource efficiency for critical metals used in lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The extraction and purification of critical metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium will be optimised by Solvay and transform them into raw…
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Council suspends green traffic scheme

Council suspends green traffic scheme: Transport for London’s (TfL) green transport scheme is being suspended by Wandsworth Council, in the area due to confusion and long traffic queues. Funded by the government and TfL, the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme, was introduced to limit access to certain areas for motor vehicles and help eliminate pollution…
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