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Open Access Government’s Transport News section offers a wide range of articles within the transport sector. 

We cover up to date topics such as the progression of electric cars and the push for zero-emission cars. Policy and the changes in the Law on Transport along with articles on the department of transport and relevant updates are also available on our website.

Another popular topic included in this category is the transport infrastructure in ‘SMART’ cities and you can easily find information on shipping regulations. We also delve into European transport policies and aviation news.

sustainable aviation fuels

Transport and the environment: Sustainable aviation fuels

Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, Environment from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), shares her expertise on sustainable aviation fuels in this focus on transport and the environment.
driverless motoring

Driverless motoring: Mapping the route for innovators

Here, Stuart Latham, partner and patent attorney at Withers & Rogers, discusses the advancement of innovation in driverless motoring.
lowering carbon emissions

Driving to neutral: 10 steps to lowering carbon emissions

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director at RingGo, has spoken to many local councils about removing parking machines, encouraging electric vehicle use and using data to impact traffic patterns. Here, he has compiled a list of his top 10 steps to lowering carbon emissions.
fleet leasing businesses

The impacts of the new 0% EV tax rates for fleet leasing businesses

David Bushnell, Principal Consultant, Alphabet GB, discusses the new 0% tax rates for electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact upon fleet leasing businesses.
sustainability in the transport sector

Practical solutions to addressing sustainability in the transport sector

Alex Froom, CPO at Zipabout, discusses how data-driven insights can drive sustainability in the transport sector.
transport and mobility

Redesign the city: Transport, mobility and the energy transition

If 2019 was the year of a collective climate awakening, will 2020 be the year of collective action? Jennifer Dungs, Strategic Investor at EIT InnoEnergy reveals the answer in this focus on transport, mobility and the energy transition in cities.
0% electric company car tax

How does the new 0% electric company car tax work? 

Elliot McGuire, Motoring Expert at LeaseFetcher, details everything you need to know about the new 0% electric company car tax in this article.
electric vehicles

Driving change for electric vehicles: Private partners deliver public benefits

EDF’s Managing Director for its Customers business, Philippe Commaret, explains how local authorities can speed the uptake of electric vehicles for their area.
ultra-fast charging

Electric vehicles are going mainstream but we need ultra-fast charging

James O’Brien, Product Group Director at MIVOLT, discusses why ultra-fast charging is absolutely necessary - and absolutely possible -  in a world where electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming mainstream.
electricity sector

Electric vehicles (EVs) and the electricity sector: Friends or foes?

Delta-EE brought together voices from across the stakeholder spectrum to discuss the challenges businesses face as EVs and the electricity sector increasingly intersect.

Transport: Is the UK ready for the electric vehicle revolution?

Callum McPhillips, Content Writer for JLR Essex, comments on a significant aspect of transport policy in the UK, asking if the country is ready for the electric vehicle revolution.
poseidon principles

Poseidon Principles: Maritime’s journey to zero-carbon

Mark Porter, Maritime Business Development Manager at GeoSpock, discusses how the Poseidon Principles provides an incentive for shipping firms to demonstrate their eco commitment.
travel abroad sustainably

How can you travel abroad sustainably?

Here, Christopher Nye, Senior Editor of Property Guides, gives us his top tips on how to travel abroad sustainably.
Intelligent Transport Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems: Is this the future?

Nigel Stanley, CTO – TUV Rheinland, discusses the extent to which Intelligent Transport Systems are the future.
mobility industry

Transitioning from a traditional mobility industry to data driven digital solutions

Here, Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director at RingGo, discusses the future of the mobility industry, with a focus on the continued decline of diesel and the expansion of EV charging points across the country.
queues at airports

The challenges of data security and queues at airports

Irra Ariella Khi, CEO of Zamna, discusses why data security challenges are causing queues at airports and what can be done to solve this.

Hydrogen on trial: Fuel cell RCVs and the future

Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of an EU-funded project to assess the viability of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Geesinknorba is supplying the H2 RCV to partner city Aberdeen.
Reducing CO2 emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions in the European transport sector

The priorities for the European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, are explored here with a focus on the importance of reducing CO2 emissions in the sector.
transport in europe

The future of transport in Europe

The future of transport in Europe is explored here with comment from Henrik Hololei of the European Commission, plus the priorities for transport research, digital innovation and aviation safety.
electric car industry

The future of the electric car industry in 2020

Here, we explore how electric vehicles have improved over the past three years and what’s in store for the electric car industry in the future, considering the governments proposed 2040 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles.

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