London launches £23m van scrappage fund for microbusinesses

They can receive up to £6,000 to scrap a non-compliant van or minibus and switch to a new electric model

EU nations agree 35% car emissions reductions by 2030

New passenger cars would also have to emit 15% less emissions on average by 2025

Zero emission vehicles could be given green number plates

They would be entitled to drive on bus lanes in addition to green vehicles lanes

UK revs up £2m funding for electric delivery bikes

Older, polluting diesel vans making short deliveries are said to be a major source of congestion and harmful emissions

New vehicle tax change to help white van man go green

Less than one in every 200 vans bought in 2016/17 was an ultra-low emission model

New rules to speed up uptake of greener vans

The government has proposed changes to driver licensing rules that is expected to make it easier for van drivers to switch to greener vehicles. The Department for Transport said they will be able to use heavier electric or gas-powered vans without having to apply for a new licence. The reform is part of the government […]

EU vans got 2.7% greener in 2016

The fuel efficiency of vans sold in the EU continued to rise in 2016. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average van registered last year emitted 163.8 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre (g CO2/km), 4.5g less than in 2015. This average fuel efficiency improvement of 2.7% is the highest annual increase since […]

Ferrari and Aston Martin miss 2015 EU emissions goals

Luxury brands Aston Martin and Ferrari were the only two major car manufacturers to miss their EU emissions targets in 2015. They will have to pay premiums as a result – all other car and van manufacturers met their goals. The report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) also confirms preliminary findings earlier in the year that suggested the EU […]

£4m for firms to switch to electric vans and trucks

The government is investing £4 million to help businesses switch their vans and trucks to electric vehicles. The money is part of the Plug-In Van Grant scheme which has been available since 2012 but sales have been limited, according to BEIS. That’s why it has decided, alongside the Department for Transport, to extend the scheme to offer grants […]

Emission reductions from new vans slowed in 2015

The amount of emissions reduced from new EU vans last year were at its lowest level since 2012,  according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). It stated average emissions of CO2 fell by less than one gramme per kilometre (gCO2/km). They emitted 168 gCO2/km in 2015. It added emissions were however below the EU’s 2017 […]