DfT publishes urban strategy for future mobility

The Department for Transport (DfT) published its Future of mobility: urban strategy on Tuesday 19 March, setting out the government’s plans for the future. The DfT said it would be initiating four new areas of focus for its planned regulatory review: micromobility vehicles, and how to trial them; mobility as…

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Local authorities given £6mn for low emission taxis

On Tuesday 5 February the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that more than £6mn was being made available to local authorities across the UK to support low emissions taxis. The funding will see almost 300 rapid chargepoints and 46 fast chargepoints installed for low emissions taxis in 17 local authorities,…

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Government aims for zero emission shipping

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released its Maritime 2050: Navigating the Future report, detailing the government’s plans for the maritime sector, including reducing carbon emissions and air pollution. Published on Thursday 24 January, the report offered several recommendations on how the UK could achieve this. The government said that…

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Aviation 2050 strategy outlines low-carbon plans alongside consultation

The Department for Transport (DfT) published a new aviation industry green paper, outlining future strategy for the sector. Released on Monday 17 December, Aviation 2050 — The Future of UK Aviation highlights various issues and opportunities in reducing the environmental impact of the aviation industry such as the potential development…

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All government-funded home chargepoints to be smart from July 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on Friday 14 December that all government-funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles (EVs) must use smart technology from July 2019. The government specified that chargepoints must be able to be “remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.” The government…

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