Transport

Vauxhall Motors signs long term contract with vehicle recycling company Autogreen

The contract ensures that all Vauxhall vehicles handled by Autogreen that have reached the end of their life are disposed of and recycled using the very latest, most environmentally friendly methods and meeting the legislative requirements set out in the European End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive.

Vauxhall has been working with recyclable materials (recyclates) in its vehicles since 1990 and now thanks to its Design for Recycling strategy, more than 200 recyclates are used across the range allowing it to use 45,000 tons of recycled materials in new vehicles every year. Read more »

BMW i and Good Energy partner to supply green electricity in the UK

BMW has formed a new partnership with Good Energy Ltd to supply 100 per cent green electricity to owners of its electric cars in the UK*. The arrangement allows purchasers of the recently launched BMW i3 and BMW i8 to charge their new vehicle using renewably sourced electricity whilst at home. Read more »

Volkswagen and Ecotricity team up to provide the complete eco-electric driving package

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Volkswagen e-up! city car

Volkswagen Group in the UK and Ecotricity have signed a partnership deal to provide 100 per cent green energy to all customers purchasing an electric-powered vehicle from one of VW's brands.

Ecotricity became VW Group's preferred supplier for the partnership after discussions with several other energy companies in January earlier this year. The scheme means that any customer purchasing an electric vehicle from one of the Group’s brands will be offered, at the point of sale, the option to adopt Ecotricity’s 100 per cent green tariff for their home and vehicle energy supplies. Read more »

EcoVelocity evolves into the Future Drive Motor Show

Future Drive Motor Show will run from 5th through to 12th May 2013 at ExCeL London

Future Drive Motor Show has evolved from EcoVelocity, the low carbon motor show that attracted 58,000 visitors at its inaugural ExCeL event in 2012. Read more »

carpooling.co.uk’s iPhone app makes sharing a ride easy

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carpooling.co.uk has launched a new, improved version of its iPhone app, offering the flexibility to locate and organise carpools simply and reliably. Users can now organise their transport spontaneously and on-the-go. Read more »

World's loudest bicycle bell is noisier than Concorde

City cyclists who battle to get themselves noticed on the roads can now buy the ultimate deterrent against inattentive truck drivers: a bicycle equipped with a horn that is louder than Concorde.

At close quarters the Hornster bicycle emits 178 decibels; a level of sound so powerful that if used in anger it could deafen any motorist who veered too close. Read more »

New app aims to get Londoners walking & cycling more

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re:route is a new app which aims to get people thinking differently about the way they travel. Launched by Recyclebank, with the support of Transport for London (TfL), it encourages people to walk and cycle more in London and rewards users with exclusive offers. Read more »

AA launches new free Eco Driving App

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The app helps improve eco driving techniques

The AA has launched a new, free app which aims to make eco driving fun - and help drivers save an average of between 10 and 20 percent on fuel bills*. Read more »

Deepdale Bike Hire opens in North Norfolk

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Visitors to the North Norfolk coast have been requesting cycle hire for a long time, but it’s been hard to find the right person to take on the challenge.

That all changed when Alyson Roxburgh visited Deepdale and fell in love with the village, the coast and the countryside. Alyson felt it was the right place for a life change and a new business. Read more »

Smart Urban mobility - now on two wheels

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Braking energy is recuperated and converted into electrical energy and stored in the lithium-ion battery

smart, the makers of the nifty tiny cars that are ubiquitous on city streets, have announced the production of an electric bike - the smart ebike. Read more »

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