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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.

green technologies

Government invests over £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than £500 million of investments in green technologies to help create a cleaner and healthier Britain.
wltp and rde

WLTP and RDE: What are they and what do they mean to businesses?

So, how do they work? Why have they been brought in? And what will they mean for the vehicles we drive? To demystify this topic, LeasePlan UK has answered business owners biggest WLTP and RDE questions.
ultra low emission vehicles, Institution of civil engineers

Electric cars and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

Chris Richards, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) argues that Electric cars and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles need to be fully embraced.
people with hidden disabilities, Blue Badge

People with hidden disabilities can now apply for Blue Badges

People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from today (30 August 2019).
part suppliers

How can car part suppliers adapt to autonomous cars?

Autonomous cars are on course to make major changes to the motor industry. Mark Barclay, from GSF Car Parts, offers his advice for parts suppliers concerned about where that leaves them.
petrol price surges

Petrol price surges in the future: What can we expect to see?

Petrol price surges are reflective of steep inflation at various historical points, but what does 2019 hold for our empty tanks? Here with Lookers, we delve into this issue further.
vehicles industry

The history of the electric vehicles industry: What next?

Here with Volkswagen Dealer, Vindis, explore what other developments the electric vehicles industry is experiencing and what effects they are having as a whole.
autonomous mobility, active safety

Active safety: Paving the way for safe and efficient autonomous mobility

David Paja, Senior Vice President and President, Advanced Safety & User Experience at Aptiv, provides his opinion on active safety and how this is paving the way for safe and efficient autonomous mobility.
fare caps

Norwich – Ely train passengers to be protected by fare caps

Train passengers travelling between Norwich and Ely will benefit from fare caps following a CMA investigation.
price increase, train fares

UK announces new price increase for trains

Today (14 August) the UK announced a further price increase for train fares, leading to some fares increasing by £100.
shut down the national grid

Surge in EV growth will shut down the National Grid by 2040

A surge in growth in Electric Vehicles (EV's) in Britain, more in line with the EU, could potentially shut down the National Grid by 2040, according to SaveMoneyCutCarbon.
future for electric vehicles

Reducing emissions and improving access: A bright future for electric vehicles

Mike Brown, Director of Industry Collaboration & Partnerships, University of Salford discusses how electric vehicles will play a pivotal role in helping the UK’s C02 emission targets and improve access.
cycle to work, cyclescheme

Only 6% of people cycle to work in the UK

According to research by Hawk Incentives, provider of Cyclescheme in the UK, only 6% of British workers currently cycle to work.
chargepoints

Government awards £2.5 million for more electric vehicle chargepoints

Charging electric vehicles is set to become more convenient thanks to an additional £2.5 million to fund the installation of over 1,000 new chargepoints, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today.
electric commercial vehicles

The future of electric commercial vehicles

Here, Simone Bruckner, director of Cressall, explains how energy captured through regenerative braking can be used effectively in electric commercial vehicles.
switching to electric vehicles

Switching to electric vehicles: What do businesses need to bear in mind?

Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services LeasePlan UK, highlights 6 considerations businesses need to factor in when switching to electric vehicles.
ev charging

Does new EV charging technology mean new value for food businesses?

Here, Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for ABB’s food and beverage segment, explains why developments in EV charging can add value to food businesses.
European shipping

FIBRESHIP Project: The greatest challenge for the future of European shipping and shipbuilding

FIBRESHIP is a revolutionary European R&D project which attempts to develop a new market focused on the design and construction of large commercial vessels in composite materials to benefit the future of the European shipping and shipbuilding industry.
electric future

Is the UK’s electric future grid-locked?

What is causing the UK’s electric future to remain grid-locked? Here, Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services at LeasePlan UK, outlines the biggest barriers facing the industry today.
government investment

£80 million government investment to develop net-zero planes and cars

Government unveils £80 million investment to help develop the next generation of net-zero electric vehicles and new hybrid aircrafts.

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