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Government offers funding to cut emissions from freight

Companies are being urged to compete for up to £15m of funding to develop technology to reduce harmful emissions from freight.

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Car makers facing huge fines over emissions claims PA Consulting

Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Citroen including Opel/Vauxhall and Hyundai-Kia will all miss their 2021 CO₂ emissions targets, leaving them facing fines into the billions, according to PA Consulting Group.

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One in four considering buying electric car

Nearly one in four UK adults (23%) is considering buying an electric car within the next five years, according to new research by Sainsbury’s Bank Loans.

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Electric vehicles getting greener due to renewable energy

Electric vehicles are getting greener due to the recent switch from coal to renewables, and now create half the CO2 of the cleanest conventional and hybrid cars on the road, according to a new report.

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Advertising watchdog rebukes Nissan over world leader claim

Nissan Motor (GB) has had a complaint against it upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a national press advert it ran included the text “World leaders in 100% electric since 2010”.

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Electric charger company joins APEA

InstaVolt has joined the APEA (Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration) as it aims to install thousands of electric vehicle charging points at forecourts across the UK.

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National Grid suggests super charger solution

A network of up to 7,000 forecourts offering high power electric vehicle (EV) charging could be required by 2050, according to a Thought Piece, published by the National Grid.

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BP in talks over installing electric chargers

BP is the latest oil company looking at installing electric car charging points on its forecourts.

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Proposals to relax rules on drivers of electric vans

Changes to driver licensing rules will make it easier for van drivers to switch to electric vehicles, the government has announced today (28 July 2017).

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Call for funding equality for hydrogen and electric

The Government will not meet its target of 65 operational hydrogen refuelling stations by 2020 unless funding is increased, one of the main companies involved in the sector has warned.

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BMW announces plan for all electric Mini to be made in UK

BMW Group has announced that it will be launching a new battery-electric Mini that will be made in the UK.

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PRA urges caution over Air Quality Plan

The PRA has given a cautious welcome to some of the measures in the government’s clean air strategy which was unveiled on Wednesday, and confirms it will ban the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

Rapleys warns plans in Bill could cost sector £250m

Property expert Rapleys has warned that proposed legislation in the Queen’s Speech could heap costs of £250m on operators of petrol filling stations and motorway services.

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Government invests £20m to back smarter energy systems in EVs

The government is investing £20m to support development of electric vehicles (EVs) capable of returning electricity to the grid.

David Charman: chairman CWA

Our industry has once again moved into a whole new era, with Tesco taking ownership of Booker and its forecourt brands and the demonisation of diesel as a road fuel.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 2 October 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.5363.90127.17119.00
East Midlands120.03127.76118.80
London120.3757.90128.81118.85
North East119.80129.71118.46
North West120.19127.87118.63
Northern Ireland119.22125.23117.53
Scotland120.2463.80126.78118.50
South East120.7259.90129.39119.48
South West120.39128.00119.02
Wales120.0459.90126.47118.61
West Midlands120.0865.90128.12118.84
Yorkshire & Humber119.73127.02118.57

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