£150k charging investment to support Hull’s EV transition
Hull City Council has announced that it will invest £150,000 in new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
£8bn of HS2 savings to be spent on ending pothole ‘blight’
Transport secretary Mark Harper has confirmed the allocations of an £8.3bn plan to resurface England’s pothole-marked road system, set out in the wake of HS2 cuts.
Councils welcome waste reform flexibility but await details on costs
Councils were relieved not to lose all local discretion in the Government’s waste collection reforms but have said questions remain, including over funding.
Orkney requests help replacing £800m ferry fleet
The leader of Orkney Islands Council has called on the Government to help fund the replacement of Orkney's ferry fleet, which could cost up to £800m.
Multi-million-pound grant delivers over 117 electric buses
A £25m Government grant has supported the production of 117 new British-made zero emission electric buses.
Charge point roll out gets £56m cash injection
Sixteen local authorities are set to benefit from a £56m injection of cash aimed at driving forward the roll out of thousands of new electric vehicle (EV) charge points.
Sheffield drivers offered support ahead of CAZ rollout
People can apply for financial support to help them upgrade their vehicle ahead of the introduction of Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ), the city council has said.
West Sussex Chargepoint Network secures £1.8m funding boost
West Sussex County Council has welcomed government funding of up to £1.8m to help fund 450 on-street chargepoints and 100 in public car parks.
Local roads at 'great risk' of becoming dangerous
The AA has warned that England’s local road network ‘cannot take another round of cuts’ after official figures showed that a third of English councils' B and C roads were rated in amber or red condition in the last year.
Nine councils set to benefit from £20m EV charge point pilot
A multi-million-pound electric vehicle (EV) charge point pilot looks set to deliver an estimated 1,000 new chargers across the country.
Holyrood launches £500,000 scheme to boost zero-carbon bus sector
The Scottish government has launched a £500,000 scheme aimed at helping local authorities and smaller operators work towards a zero-carbon bus sector.
Government needs ‘cohesive strategy’ to help councils with EV roll-out
Only 14% of local authorities in the UK have a dedicated resource for implementing a new electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, EV charging experts warn.
Scotland's bus sector gets a £26m lifeline
The Scottish Government has confirmed an additional £25.7m to extend recovery funding for the country’s bus sector but the current support scheme will end in October.
Plug-in grant comes to an end
The Government is today closing the plug-in grant for cars and says the focus will now be on expanding the public charge point network.
Charge point operator warns of £1.5bn shortfall in EV funding
A public charge point operator has warned of a more than £1.5bn shortfall in Government electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure funding and called on the private sector to step in.
DfT spent 15 times more on private than public EV chargers
An analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) figures has revealed that public money spent on installing off-street residential electric vehicle (EV) chargers is over 15 times what has been spent on public on-street residential chargers.
Transport minister announces £200m for zero emission road freight programme
Transport minister Trudy Harrison today revealed over £200m of Government funding will be injected into a zero emission road freight demonstrator programme.
Councils ‘shafted’ over £1bn bus funding allocations
The Government has announced a raft of local transport cash allocations but the news was overshadowed by angry local reactions, notably from South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis who exclaimed: 'We have been shafted'.
Shapps launches £10m pilot EV charging fund
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has written to local authority chief executives to launch a pilot £10m bidding scheme to boost local EV infrastructure.
Greater Manchester secures £35.8m to enhance green bus fleet
In a major boost to Greater Manchester’s net zero ambitions the combined authority has secured £35.8m in funding to introduce 170 green buses to the region.
Council chiefs welcome £1.6bn EV charge point strategy
Local authorities have welcomed a new Government strategy designed to boost the roll-out of 300,000 electric vehicle charge points by 2030.
Bucks Council awarded nearly £600,000 to upcycle RCV
Buckinghamshire Council has been awarded more than half a million pounds to upcycle its first refuse collection vehicle to electric.
South Cambridgeshire DC allocates over £1m for new eRCVs
South Cambridgeshire District Council has allocated £1.3m to its shared waste services with the purpose of purchasing equipment, such as new electric bin lorries, that can help reduce carbon emissions.
Government urged to invest £15m in EV skills training
Representatives the automotive sector has called on the Government to invest £15m to support EV skills training.
Shapps announces £15m congestion and pothole scheme
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today announced a multimillion-pound scheme to improve traffic signals and explore the use of drones to help fix local roads.
Green Lithium secures over £600,000 for UK’s first large-scale lithium refinery
The mineral processing company Green Lithium has secured a £631,000 grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre's (APC) Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies (ATF FS2) to support its plan to build Europe's first large-scale lithium refinery in the UK.
Government announces £54m to create next generation electric trucks
The Government has announced that £54m of funding will be made available to create the next generation of electric trucks and hydrogen-powered buses.
Councils urged to bid for extended electric vehicle chargepoints funding
Local authorities are being urged to apply for a share of £20m funding to help increase the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints.
Scottish councils ‘outstrip’ English counterparts when it comes to EV funding
Local authorities in Scotland and Wales are receiving much more funding per capita to spend on electric vehicle charging than councils in England, a new report has revealed.
Highways England to invest £9m in EV ‘try before you buy’ scheme
Highways England has announced that it is investing over £9m in a local government electric vehicle (EV) ‘try before you buy’ scheme as part of World EV day.
Plans outlined for Britain’s first all-electric bus town
One local authority is set to receive £50m to become Britain’s first all-electric bus town.