London black cab spawns range-extended electric delivery van

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The company that made London's iconic black cab greener is now doing the same with delivery vans. London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is using its extended-range electric taxi as the basis for a new van.

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World’s largest V2G site: A London double-decker electric bus garage

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London already has the largest electric bus fleet of anywhere in Europe. And now it’s hosting the trial site of the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial site.

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Nissan and Uber partner in London: 2,000 LEAFs

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Launched in January 2019, Uber’s Clean Air Plan aims to tackle air pollution by helping drivers upgrade to an electric vehicle through the introduction of a Clean Air Fee: 15p a mile is added on to all London journeys which will help drivers with the cost of adopting an electric vehicle.

2020 93

Uber to bank London surcharge toward electric vehicles for its drivers

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Uber announced Tuesday that it will levy a surcharge for its ride-hailing passengers in London. Apps London Uber ride hailingThe goal: to get 20,000 drivers to go all-electric by the end of 2021, on the way to make every car using its ride-hailing app an electric vehicle in the smog- and congestion-prone city by 2025. The surcharge, which is part of the company’s.

2018 76

Pay to pollute: Emissions charges take effect in London

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On Monday, drivers of older gas and diesel cars in Britain were hit with new fees if they want to drive those cars into the city center in London. British pounds ($16.30), follows similar charges on older vehicles in Paris, although it so far applies only to the same 8-square-mile area as London's central The new emissions charge of 12.5

2019 76

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

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Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. The London Taxi Company (LTC) unveiled its new model last week, and announced a major investment by. Geely taxi plug-in cars London Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleet

2015 85

FUSO eCanter electric truck delivering gas bottles in London?s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

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Emitting zero emissions, the FUSO eCanter is now delivering the company’s bottled butane and propane to customers in central London. In the United States, Europe and Japan, customers are now operating more than 150 vehicles in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and Lisbon. Daimler Trucks continues deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck.

2020 84

Survey finds 65% of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport for the ULEZ

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Motorbike insurer Bikesure recently surveyed 1,000 commuters in London to find out how the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has impacted them. Even though the ULEZ has been temporarily suspended to support key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, this survey explores the real changes the ULEZ has made on the lives of London commuters, one year on. The designated Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was introduced in central London on 8 April 2019.

2020 71

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. The environment-friendly vehicles will be introduced on routes 245, 7 and N7, with people traveling to Wembley Stadium, or from west London to the West End, able to hop on the new green buses for a smoother and quieter journey. We all have a role to play in cleaning up London’s toxic air and I’ve always said that TfL should lead from the front.

2019 77

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing UberBy the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities.

2017 70

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

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Now the city of London is ending its affection for hybrids. incentives UK congestion England plug-in cars LondonSooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1, 2011, when it ended the rule that allowed them to use carpool lanes on freeways even with just one occupant.

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London to phase out diesel buses; all new single deckers for central London to be zero emission

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently committed to phasing out purchasing new pure diesel buses from the capital. No more pure diesel double-deck buses will be added to the capital’s fleet from 2018 and all new single-decks for central London will be zero-emission. At least 20 new hydrogen buses will be delivered to London as part of a £10-million (US$12.6

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Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

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Few vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). The London Taxi Company recently completed a U.K. Europe Geely UK taxi plug-in cars LondonBut under the stewardship of Chinese automaker Geely, the black cab is about to get a green makeover. factory that will build a new version of.

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Toyota joins London Hydrogen Partnership

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Toyota Motors has joined the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP), the first major automaker to do so. The LHP was set up in 2002 to develop a network of hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) stakeholders in the capital and help develop HFC technologies in London. We are pleased to participate within the London Hydrogen Partnership and add our support to its ambitions to develop and enable clean, sustainable hydrogen fuel cell transport for the capital.

ExxonMobil, Georgia Tech and Imperial College London publish joint research on potential breakthrough in membrane technology for oil refining

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Scientists from ExxonMobil, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Imperial College of London have published in the journal Science joint research on potential breakthroughs in a new membrane technology that could reduce emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Imperial College London.

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First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

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When it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. Transport for London (TfL), the British capital's transit agency, is placing five electric buses into service as the city continues to look for ways to reduce air pollution. DON'T MISS: London's Black Cabs. mass transit BYD plug-in cars London Buses Public transportAnd now these distinctive vehicles are going electric.

2016 64

Audi A7 plug-in hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Prime supply, London taxi repurposed: Today’s Car News

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London’s black cab tries on plug-in delivery-van duty. Supplies are already pinched for the RAV4 Prime. And another plug-in hybrid Audi is U.S.-bound. bound. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Audi has confirmed that the A7 plug-in hybrid fastback is arriving to U.S.

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London to charge all pre-2004 cars $27 to enter on weekdays

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For more than 13 years, London has collected a stiff charge from motor vehicles entering the congested core of the city during weekday business hours. Europe emissions EU London smog air pollutionKnown as the congestion charge, the fee of £11.50 a day, or $14.50 (£10 with automatic payment, or $12.50) is levied from 6 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday except holidays. First.

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London Ultra-low Emission Zone comes into force

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London Ultra-low Emission Zone comes into force

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London Calling: Congestion Charge Recharges Electric Cars

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London could soon replace California as the electric car capital of the world. Thanks in large part to Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, who enacted London's much criticized congestion charge policy in 2003. nk Global views London as a first market when it relaunches the Th!nk

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Uber to lose its license in London

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Transport for London (TfL) has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after the expiration of its current licence on 30 September. TfL said that it has concluded that Uber London Limited is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence. The Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 includes provision to appeal a licensing decision within 21 days of it being communicated to the applicant.

2017 60

Ford to test plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in London

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Before its planned 2019 production launch, one of those vehicles will soon begin testing in London. Europe Plug-In Hybrids UK Prototype plug-in cars LondonEarlier this month, Ford announced a host of new electrified vehicles, including prototype and production hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric models. It's a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Transit Custom van, designed for commercial use.

2017 60

UPS to test Gaussin autonomous-enabled EVs to move trailers at London hub

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UPS has begun testing the suitability and durability of Gaussin electric vehicles, which also have autonomous driving capability, to move semi-trailers and containers on the grounds of UPS’ advanced-technology London Hub. The Gaussin shifter UPS is testing in London can move trailers, semi-trailers and containers in both manual and autonomous mode.

2020 71

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

2018 90

London taxis to run on hydrogen power

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With the 2012 London Olympic Games edging closer, a new project has introduced 15 hydrogen powered London black cabs and five hydrogen powered Suzuki Bergmann scooters into the city. Green cars Hydrogen cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news 2012 London Olympic Games green taxis hydrogen taxis hydrogen-powered taxis HyTEC Consortium london London taxis Mayor of London

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London study finds taxi drivers face highest levels of black carbon compared to other professional drivers

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The research was presented by Shanon Lim, a research assistant and PhD candidate at King’s College London, UK. It was a collaboration between researchers at King’s and researchers at Queen Mary University of London. The researchers recruited 140 professional drivers from a range of occupations working in central London. During the same period of time, researchers found that pollution levels at a busy London roadside (Marylebone Road) were 3.1 ?g/m

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Mayor of London: all new London taxis will need to be zero-emission capable from 2018

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced plans that would require all new taxis presented for licensing in the capital to be zero-emission capable from 1 January 2018, with the expectation that they will automatically operate in zero-emission mode while in areas where the capital’s air quality is at its worst—such as parts of central London. The cleaner, greener vehicles I’ve seen today are proof that the evolution of the great London cab is well and truly underway.

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London Taxi relaunches as London EV Company; order for 225 vehicles from The Netherlands

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London Taxi Company (LTC) has relaunched as London EV Company (LEVC), marking the next stage in the company’s transformation. LEVC also revealed the final version of the new London Taxi—the TX—and its eCity technology comprising an advanced battery electric powertrain with a small gasoline generator. LEVC expects strong demand from its launch market in London once the order book opens on 1 August 2017.

2017 60

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

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Green Europe London UK air pollution diesel particulate filter (DPF) emissions transportation policy Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries are taking strong steps to limit or eliminate older, dirtier diesels, over concerns of negative health effects from their particulate emissions. MORE: UK Official Says.

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

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The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London Taxi Company (LTC), is now owned by the Chinese carmaker Geely. DON'T MISS: London's. Geely Plug-In Hybrids taxi plug-in cars London fleetThat company—which also owns Volvo—has already provided cash and design input.

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London adding 51 more all-electric buses to operating fleet

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Transport for London (TfL) announced that two additional bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with electric single-deck buses from autumn next year. By 2020, as part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone, TfL is committed to ensuring all 300 single-decker buses operating in central London are zero emission (e.g. Mayor of London Boris Johnson also announced a world-first trial of a purpose built pure electric double-deck bus that will begin in October.

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Hyundai joins London Hydrogen Partnership

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Hyundai Motor Company has joined the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP). The LHP has initiated more than £50 million (US$76 million) worth of hydrogen projects, attracting and rolling-out new hydrogen buses, taxis, scooters, refueling stations, materials handling vehicles and fuel cell Combined Heat and Power units to London. The London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) is a public-private partnership that accelerates the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell technologies in London.

Report finds one-third fewer polluting vehicles entered central London during ULEZ’ first four months

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An analysis of the early impacts of London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) found that in the first four months of its operation (March – July 2019) there was a reduction of 12,524 older, more polluting, non-compliant vehicles detected in the zone—a reduction of more than one-third. The Central London ULEZ started on 8 April 2019 and operates in the existing central London Congestion Charge Zone.

2019 73

London study suggests PHEV vans a practical, accessible solution for cleaner air in European cities

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Three months since the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) in London, results of a year-long trial in the capital suggest that plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. During the trial, 75% of the fleet’s mileage in Central London and 49% in Greater London was completed using pure electric power.

2019 84

London gets its first official electric black cab in 120 years

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While the industry clamors to put electric taxis in the air, London is taking its first real steps toward electrifying its ground-based taxi fleet. The aptly named Dynamo Motor Company has deployed its first all-electric, zero-emission taxi cab. The cab itself is based on Nissan e-NV-series passenger van and sports an 80-kilowatt (107 horsepower). Green Life

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Electric Pedicabs - future for London's transport

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London belongs to one of the largest cities in the world. London's undergrounds is one of the most developed in the world but also one of the oldest in the world counting over a 100 years. These were on the streets of London for the past 10 years however they were running only on the pedal power. The illegal pedicabs were running for period of around two years in the London's west end until this day arrived. It's transport also belongs to the one of the most developed.

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Top five cars exempt from the London Congestion Charge

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The introduction of the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in London means those with older, more polluting cars will pay £12.50 on top of London’s existing £11.50 congestion charge

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London cyclists on the increase

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Green cars are one thing, but perhaps the most environmentally friendly mode of transport (walking aside) is to get on your bicycle – which is why it’s so encouraging to see the level of cyclists surging in London. According to new figures, the number of cyclists along the first two Barclays Superhighway routes in London, [.]. Green credentials Latest news Barclays Cycle Superhighway cycling in London London cycle lanes London cycle routes Mayor of London Transport for London

London welcomes 300th hybrid bus

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Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Boris Johnson green buses hybrid bus London Transport for LondonThe capital city has hit another landmark in its push towards green transport: by introducing its 300th hybrid bus (pictured). Now in service on route 211 between Hammersmith and Waterloo, the 300th hybrid bus is just part of 1,000 that are set to be introduced during the next four years. It is believed that a [.].

Hyundai joins London Hydrogen Partnership

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With its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle (pictured) set to be leased in 2015, Hyundai has signed up for the London Hydrogen Partnership: bringing its fuel cell expertise to the capital. The London Hydrogen Partnership has prompted more than £50million of hydrogen projects: including rolling out hydrogen taxis, buses, scooters, refuelling stations and more across the [.].

Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles joining London hydrogen project

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Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell models ( earlier post ) are joining the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LNHE) project. Hyundai Motor, as a supplier to the LHNE project, will join the existing consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure and operation, working to establish the UK’s first hydrogen transport network covering London and south east England. These are early days, but I am tremendously excited by the prospects of London’s hydrogen future.

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London study finds Low Emission Zone has contributed to modest NOx reduction, with little effect on lung health of children

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The introduction of the low emission zone (LEZ) in London, UK, has only contributed to modest reductions in exposure to NO x from diesel vehicles, and these improvements appear to have little effect on the lung health of children, according to an open-access observational study published in the journal The Lancet Public Health. Early in 2019, London will introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone, which is predicted to deliver major improvements in air quality.

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London electric car charging scheme launches

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A scheme to allow electric car owners to charge their vehicles across London has been launched today. Launched by the capital’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, the Source London scheme is the first city-wide [.]. Electric cars electric car ev london power recharge Source LondonCurrently 150 new charge points are available through the scheme, with a target to install a total of at least 1,300 by 2013.