All articles by Merril Boulton – Page 6

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    AA agrees partnership with EV charging specialist Swarco eVolt


    The AA has signed a partnership agreement with electric vehicle charging business Swarco eVolt to support electric vehicle drivers. As part of its managed services offer, the AA team will support drivers if they need help at an eVolt charge point, handling calls about both the electric car and electric charging infrastructure.

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    Business leaders call for UK-wide hydrogen strategy


    A cross-industry group of companies has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to lay the foundations for a UK-wide hydrogen strategy, as the UK looks to plot its path for a post-COVID green recovery.

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    Go-ahead for green number plates plus £12m funding for zero emission vehicle research


    Green number plates are set to be rolled out from autumn, transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed, under plans to drive a green economic recovery.

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    Moto set to re-open all Greggs outlets this week


    Motorway services operator Moto is to re-open all its Greggs stores this week and has embarked on a social media campaign using the tagline “#Bringing Tasty Back” with the promise that all 67 Greggs stores across the motorway network will be back in business on Thursday, June 18.

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    Low-carbon liquid fuels have role in climate action, say EU refiners


    Low-carbon liquid fuels have a strategic role to play in the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050, particularly in sectors such as heavy-duty transport, according to John Cooper, director general of FuelsEurope, which represents the European petroleum refining industry.

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    Top 50 Indie Elite Garages re-signs all sites with Texaco


    Top 50 independent Elite Garages has agreed a new long-term supply agreement with Valero which sees nine sites based in Hampshire, Surrey, Winchester, Sussex and Cornwall renewing with the Texaco brand.

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    Forecourt stores perform well in pandemic, but pricing still a factor


    Lockdown has changed how grocery retail operates and forecourts are no exception to this, reports Sarah Coleman, project manager at shopper research specialist HIM/MCA.

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    New car buyers reveal growing concern about ‘going green’


    Motorists considering a new car are now more concerned about ‘going green’ – with 50% saying that environmental friendliness has become more important to them in the past year, according to a new survey commissioned by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

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    Engie extends EV charging network across West Midlands


    Energy and services specialist Engie has announced a partnership with Bromsgrove District Council to provide electric vehicle charging across the area in support of the council’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicles Strategy launched in 2019.

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    Roadchef trials takeaway for re-opening of McDonald’s walk-ins


    Roadchef is working with McDonald’s to re-open a number of its walk-in restaurants on June 17 with a trial takeaway service – the first franchisee to be allowed to do so.

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    Another strange month


    Another strange month has passed in this weird environment that we are all trying to come to terms with as we try to return to some kind of normal. Forecourts up and down the land have been doing an amazing job it seems as they have adjusted to the unprecedented ...

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    Positive outlook for forecourts in latest Fuel Market Review


    The forecourt sector has shown it can adapt and is likely to come out of the crisis in better shape than many others, according to Arthur Renshaw, UK Ireland manager for Experian Catalist, writing in the latest Fuel Market Review in the June digital issue of Forecourt Trader. ...

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    ACS opposes suspension of Sunday Trading Laws


    A change to Sunday Trading laws would displace trade from local shops that have been keeping communities going during the pandemic, said ACS chief executive James Lowman in response to the government’s proposal to suspend existing regulations for a year to help boost the economy.

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    PRA challenges NI government over unfair rates relief


    The proposal to exclude petrol station operators in Northern Ireland with more than 300sq m of selling space from the business rate relief is ill-thought-out, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson.

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    UKIFDA joins scheme to offset carbon impact


    The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has joined a carbon compensation scheme and teamed up with Portland Fuel in a bid to offset its carbon impact.

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    Van sales plummet as pandemic stifles demand


    The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell -74.1% in May as the nationwide coronavirus lockdown continued to impact registrations, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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    Moto rolls out fuel service app for disabled drivers


    Moto is rolling out a mobile phone app specifically aimed at helping drivers with disabilities across all 48 of its sites.

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    LowCVP fires the starting gun on a ‘decade of change for transport’


    Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has received cross-government commitment to its model of partnership working and has published its new annual work programme with net zero as the clear, ultimate destination.

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    Pandemic could impact EV growth


    The current pandemic could have severely set back the move towards electric vehicles, according to PRA chairman Brian Madderson. “Albeit the market was very small, we’ve been wondering, will the current situation have set it back still further?” he said. Madderson believes there are two elements which could ...

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    Pay rise for retail staff as BP adopts Real Living Wage


    BP is to adopt the Real Living Wage (RLW) and will pay all its directly-employed UK retail staff accordingly from August 1. The move will affect around 5,000 staff working in around 300 BP-operated retail sites and stores across the UK. The company said its hourly pay rates ...