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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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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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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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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 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

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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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.

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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

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 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 [.].

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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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.

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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

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.).

Car clubs could lead the fight against London congestion

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London has ‘barely scratched the surface of the potential of car clubs’ as an efficient and effective transport solution, according to a new report.

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London tightens Congestion Charge and kicks diesels out

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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

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Nissan, Metrocab Work On 2018 London Zero-Emission-Taxi Target

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Starting in 2018, all new taxis in London will need to be capable of running as zero-emission vehicles--a policy recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson.

Elon Musk Opens New Tesla Store In London Mall: Live Photos

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This one was in London''s Westfield Mall, built along the lines of high-end U.S. Last Thursday evening, Tesla opened another retail location in its push to expand electric-car sales outside the U.S. malls west of the Notting Hill neighborhood. According to our man on the scene, the lighting was challenging, the acoustics were terrible, and only

London Congestion Charge to rise by 15%

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London’s Congestion Charge could rise for the first time since 2011 by at least 15 per cent, as Transport for London opens a new consultation on the planned increase.

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Nissan reveals new London black cab

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Nissan’s new take on the London black cab has been revealed, with the promise of an electric version to be launched by 2015. The new Taxi for London is based on Nissan’s successful NV200 platform.

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New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

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London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Mayor of London Boris

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Tesla comes to London

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Electric car manufacturer, Tesla Motors renowned for selling the ‘world’s only highway-capable electric vehicle’, opened its European flagship store in the heart of London’s exclusive Knightsbridge district yesterday.

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.

London tightens Congestion Charge exemptions

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New car buyers in London will have a new magic figure that will be in the forefront of their minds from today-75g/km CO2- as the capital brings in new exemption rules to the city’s Congestion Charge.

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London’s greenest honoured in Lifestyle Awards shortlist

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Some of London’s greenest transport initiatives have been shortlisted in an annual awards ceremony which celebrates the cream of the capital. The London Lifestyle Awards are made up of 18 categories, ranging from best hotel to personality of the year, by far and away the most interesting group is the ‘Green Contribution to London’ category. [.]. Latest news Climatecars cycle friends of the earth Kia London

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.

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.

car2go car club expands London service

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Daimler-owned car club, car2go is to expand its operation area in London, as its first UK city base proves a hit with motorists looking for an affordable alternative to car ownership. Just last December, car2go launched its London service, operating in just two boroughs-Islington and Sutton.

Prius+ added to London minicab fleet

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A new minicab service in London has turned to Toyota to ensure that its fleet meets its strict environmental criteria. Embarque, an executive minicab service in London, is to add 22 new seven seat Prius+ models into its fleet in the coming weeks.

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Transport for London adds four i-MiEVs to fleet

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As efforts continue to make London the electric vehicle capital of Europe, Transport for London has added four Mitsubishi i-MiEVs to its fleet. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi electric vehicle recharging infrastructure London electric car charging points London electric cars Mitsubishi i-MiEV Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles Transport for London

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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Bollore plans flexible electric car hire scheme for London

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French business tycoon, Vincent Bollore has confirmed his intention to launch a version of his Autolib electric car sharing club in London and to more than quadruple the number of electric charging points in the city.

London to trial wireless recharging plug-in hybrid buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has announced a new trial of plug-in hybrid buses which will see them wirelessly recharged while they wait at bus stands. Four range-extended diesel electric buses are set to take part in the trial which will launch next year in east 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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London congestion charge increase to £11.50 a day

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London’s congestion charge is to rise by 15 per cent to £11.50 a day, from next month, Transport for London has announced. The increase of £1.50 a day will come into force from June 16, 2014 and will be the first time the cost has been increased since 2011.

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London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, Higher-Emitting Cars By 2020

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Plans are afoot to hit diesel drivers in London with an extra fee to drive on the city''s streets. The diesel surcharge is the idea of London mayor Boris Johnson, in his Drivers already pay a £11.50 ($19.50) fee to enter the city, known as the ''Congestion Charge'', but diesel drivers could pay an extra £10 ($17) if the plans go ahead.

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Autolib Electric Car-Sharing Service Expands Into London From Paris

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Car-sharing services have proven popular for city-based users, many preferring to use the conveniently-located cars in lieu of buying, owning and running their own. Few have been more successful than the Parisian Autolib electric car sharing business though.

Source London installs 1,300 electric car charging points

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London''s Plugged-in Places scheme, Source London, has now successfully installed 1,300 electric car charging points across the capital.

London private hire firm selects BYD for electric car fkeet

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BYD’s expansion into Europe continues, with the announcement of a new fleet of its e6 electric crossover models for London chauffeur-driven service, Thriev.

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Electric taxi firm aims to revolutionise London taxi industry

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eConnect Cars, one of only a handful of all-electric chauffeuring services in London, has taken delivery of seven new Nissan LEAFs, with a further 14 to be delivered during the remainder of 2014.