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 expects strong demand from its launch market in London once the order book opens on 1 August 2017.

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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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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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.

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.

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London Taxi opens £300M plant for range-extended EV taxis; announces second model, an LCV

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The London Taxi Company (LTC) officially opened the UK’s first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. The all-new electric taxi goes on sale first in London in Q4 2017, and then globally in early 2018.

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Ford running 12-month trial of 20 plug-in hybrid Transit Custom vans in London

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Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London. Teaming up with our London partners, we will also be able to trial software and telematics with enormous potential to reduce emissions and costs in the city.

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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 transport operator Go-Ahead adds two Irizar electric i2e buses to fleet after successful operating results

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Based on the success of two Irizar 100% i2e electric buses that have been operating in London since June 2015, London’s largest transport operator, Go-Ahead, is incorporating the buses into its fleet and has signed an agreement with Irizar that includes service and maintenance.

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UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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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.

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London police trialing Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooters; first trial outside of Japan

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The London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has begun a trial to test Suzuki Burgman hydrogen-powered scooters. The scooters will be located at a central London location and will be re-fueled using a private re-fueling station provided by Fuel Cell Systems.

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Nissan teams up with Uber for London electric vehicle trial

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Nissan LEAF LondonNissan is to provide a fleet of 20 Leafs to the car hailing service Uber as part of a trial that could eventually see Uber running an all-electric fle.

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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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.

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.

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.

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. The work of the London Hydrogen Partnership and other projects has really catapulted London towards the forefront of the move to a hydrogen future.

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Transport for London launches first all-electric, long-range double-decker BYD buses into service

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Transport for London (TfL) has introduced the first long-range, battery-electric BYD Double-Decker buses into revenue service routes. TfL and Metroline will receive support from BYD with the installation of fast charging equipment at Metroline’s Willesden Bus Garage in north London.

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

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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 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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Shell and bio-bean partner to produce B20 biodiesel using waste coffee; fuel for London buses

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The biofuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to power some of the buses. Our Coffee Logs have already become the fuel of choice for households looking for a high-performance, sustainable way to heat their homes—and now, with the support of Shell, bio-bean and Argent Energy have created thousands of liters of coffee-derived B20 biodiesel which will help power London buses for the first time. The average Londoner drinks 2.3

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Wrights Group showcases hydrogen fuel cell bus driveline in London; production-ready in 2017

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The Wrights Group launched the new Wrightbus zero-emission double deck bus at a conference in London. The Wrightbus debuts a new hydrogen fuel cell driveline which will become available to power both single-deck and double-deck buses as it becomes fully production-ready next year.

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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.

Toyota confirms support for London Hydrogen Partnership

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Toyota has pledged its support to the London Hydrogen Partnership and will work with the group to put together a roadmap for fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refuelling station rollout. Toyota London

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.

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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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Ford confirms five fleets in London for Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Van pilot program

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Ford announced five fleets that will participate in the Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid van pilot program in London, starting this fall. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month pilot of 20 new Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid vans that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of inner-city trips. In addition, Transport for London will use three of the vans for freight duties.

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Car2go smart car club heads to London

Green Cars News

London has become the latest city to benefit from the rising phenomenon which is the car2go car club. Green credentials car club Car2go London UKThe city becomes the first place in the UK where the club will operate, at first running from just three boroughs in the capital.

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. This brings the total number of electric buses now in service in London to six.

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Dearman flags diesel loophole in new London T-Charge anti-pollution scheme

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Dearman, the UK-based developer of clean cold power systems based on its engine powered by liquid nitrogen ( earlier post ), has identified a diesel loophole in the new London T-Charge levy on the most polluting vehicles. Coming in addition to the congestion charge which covers the same area, the 34,000 motorists affected will now have to pay £21.50 (US$28.31) a day to drive their vehicle in the covered area in London.

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London and Paris launch car scoring initiative based on real-world emissions; ICCT the technical lead

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Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities Anne Hidalgo and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced they are working together to create schemes to score new cars based on their real-world emissions and their impact on air quality and to provide that data in an accurate and accessible form to the public.

London tightens Congestion Charge and kicks diesels out

Green Cars News

It’s been confirmed.75g/km is the new 100g/km CO2 …for the London Congestion Charge… as the Mayor of the city, Boris Johnson commits to changes to exemptions that should deter drivers of diesel cars out of the capital. Green credentials congestion charge London

London Hydrogen Network Expansion project sets two new FCEV records

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The UK government-backed London Hydrogen Network Expansion project (LHNE) has broken two new distance records for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). LHNE, co-funded by Innovate UK, was set up in 2012 to create the UK’s first hydrogen-powered transport system across London and the South East. Earlier post.).

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London’s driveways become new electric charging network

Green Cars News

London homeowners aren’t just offering their driveways as somewhere for commuters to park, but are now also offering them up as somewhere for EV drivers to charge their cars. Electric cars charge points Chargemaster electric car ParkatmyHouse Source London SSE

London cyclists on the increase

Green Cars News

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

Launch of first London HyFive hydrogen refueling station

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ITM Power officially launched its first public-access hydrogen refueling station in London at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. Commissioning teams from ITM Power and BOC Linde will now move on to commission and open a further four electrolyzer-based refueling stations in and around London before the end of 2016.

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