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.

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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.

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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. Daimler Trucks continues deliveries of the FUSO eCanter, its fully electric light-duty truck.

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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. The designated Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was introduced in central London on 8 April 2019. will drive/ride in London less than they do now.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Not even EVs: Much of central London could soon be going car-free

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Electric cars have been exempt from most attempts to regulate vehicular traffic in urban centers, but not a new London plan to create car-free zones.

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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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Mayor of London backs diesel car scrappage scheme; London ranked 9th best world city in new air quality study

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has renewed calls for scrapping the most polluting diesel cars and giving drivers cash incentives to switch to cleaner vehicles as part of the evidence he gave to the Environmental Audit Committee today. Charging more-polluting diesel cars is a key part of the Mayor’s proposals for an Ultra Low Emission Zone, which will be introduced in central London from 2020 (subject to consultation).

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Thriev adding 20 BYD e6 electric cars to London fleet

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Thriev , a company offering zero-emission, chauffeured cars to corporate and private users in London, is adding 20. Part of the deal with BYD is that Thriev will equip its facility at Edgware Road, west London, with BYD’s purpose-designed charging equipment, which allows fast charging of the e6 in just two hours. Last month, the Mayor of London announced that from 1 January 2018, all new taxis would have to be zero-emission capable in order to gain an operating licence.

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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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Bespoke higher power version of GKN eAxle for London Taxi range-extended EV

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A bespoke development of GKN’s coaxial eAxle powers the rear wheels of the LEVC (London EV Company, formerly known as London Taxi Company)’s electrified TX model. The new taxi meets stricter Transport for London licensing requirements that come into force on 1 January 2018, which mandate a minimum 30-mile zero-emission range and maximum CO 2 emissions of 50g/km for new taxis on the road.

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Four Optare electric buses enter service in London

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Four British-built Optare MetroCity single deck electric buses are currently being trialed on route H98 in London, which operates between Hayes and Hounslow. The introduction of the four pure electric Optare MetroCity buses is the first step of the Mayor’s plan for all single deck buses in central London to be zero emission at tailpipe, as part of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone, from 2020. This brings the total number of electric buses now in service in London to six.

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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.

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London’s T-Charge

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Today (Monday 23rd October 2017) is the day that London’s toxic charge comes into effect. per day to travel in central London. The charge operates in the same area and at the same time as the existing London Congestion Charge, taking the total daily payment to £21.50.

Nissan launches LEAF “taxi” campaign in London

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A fleet of zero-emission Nissan LEAFs will be driving around London on the 23 rd and 24 th June, offering free taxi rides. A trip from central London to Heathrow Airport, for example, would cost the Nissan LEAF driver a mere 28 pence in electricity whereas the driver of a gasoline-powered car would be forking out £1.68 Because it produces zero emissions, Nissan LEAF is exempt from London’s congestion charge and attracts no annual vehicle excise duty.

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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.

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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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BYD and Alexander Dennis partner on new $30M deal for single-deck electric buses in London

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and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), Europe’s fastest growing bus and coach builder, have formed a new alliance and confirmed a £19-million (US$30-million) deal that will see the introduction of London’s first large-scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet. The move follows confirmation by Go-Ahead London that it will introduce 51 pure electric buses on routes 507 and 521, which operate between Waterloo and Victoria. BYD Company Ltd.

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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 launches $111M program to upgrade around 5000 older buses to Euro VI emissions standard

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a £86.1-million (US$111 million) program to retrofit around 5,000 older buses with a new exhaust system that will upgrade the vehicles to Euro VI emissions standards. Transport for London (TfL) will work with bus operators and five chosen suppliers to install the new bespoke exhaust systems which will reduce nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. We know that pollution from our roads is a major contributor to London’s toxic air.

2017 163

Ford makes GoDrive car-sharing available to public in London

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Ford Motor Company will begin making its London-based GoDrive car-sharing service available to the public. Ford is exploring the opportunity for car‑sharing services, working with Londoners to better understand their mobility needs and travel and parking patterns. Members also highlighted the convenience of a one-charge, pay-as-you-go system that includes the London Congestion Charge, currently £11.50 (US$17.73). Dynamic Shuttle, New York and London.

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Transport for London in first group of customers for Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle in UK

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Transport for London is in the first group of UK customers for the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle, together with private car service Greentomatocars and hydrogen energy system manufacturer ITM Power. During a three-day trade mission to Japan, Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Toyota Headquarters and took the opportunity to test drive Mirai. It is fantastic that London will benefit from these new state-of-the-art hydrogen vehicles.

2015 184

London adds 300th hybrid bus introduced to fleet

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London has introduced its 300 th hybrid bus into its fleet; 1,000 hybrid buses are set to be introduced in the next four years as part of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s plans to improve air quality. This grant was initially set to finance 70 buses, but Transport for London has managed, through good negotiation and increased market confidence in hybrid buses, to increase this order so that, in total, more than 400 of these less polluting vehicles will be in service by next year.

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London begins trials of BYD battery-electric buses

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Transport for London (TfL) and bus operator Go-Ahead London have begun a trial of the city’s first two battery-electric buses. Routes 507 and 521 will trial the new buses as the technology is particularly suitable for busy short commuter services which operate between Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge stations. By 2016 there will be more than 1,700 hybrid buses in service on London’s streets representing 20% of the total bus fleet.

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Range-extended electric Metrocab licensed to carry fare-paying passengers in London

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The range-extended electric Metrocab has become the first zero-emission-capable taxi to be licensed by Transport for London to operate on a trial basis as a London Hackney Carriage. The first few Metrocabs are already in operation on the streets of London. The Metrocab has also been shortlisted for the London Transport Awards 2015, in the Taxi & Private Hire Innovator of the Year category.

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UPS to deploy 35 ARRIVAL purpose-built lightweight electric delivery vans in London and Paris

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UPS is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles (EVs) to be trialed in London and Paris. Last month UPS announced that it had installed a radical new charging technology at its central London depot in Camden that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of EVs without the need for an expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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