Good news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car)

October 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Good news at last for Leeds drivers (but only if you drive an electric plug-in car)

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It follows revelations that Leeds is at severe risk of missing its European emissions£11 million to research carbon-cutting technology. Read more ... » targets for 2020 – and could face fines of millions of Euros if it doesn’t up its green-friendly game.

It also comes just days after civic decision-makers unveiled ambitious plans to revitalise parts of Leeds city centre, boost the public realm and update the creaking highways networkTFL London Underground services welcomes electric car drivers with new charging points. Read more ... » as part of a 20Formula E aims to spark interest in electric cars. Read more ... » year vision.

OsloNorway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... », Los AngelesNissan CEO: LEAF Is Now Profitable, 80% Of Its US Sales Come From 4 Cities. Read more ... » and the LondonWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » borough of Westminster are among a handful of world£11 million to research carbon-cutting technology. Read more ... » cities to have already introduced free parkingFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » for plug-inPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » electric vehiclesPlug-in car grant extended with extra £400m until March 2018. Read more ... » – with mixed levels of success.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City CouncilWell done Leeds: Electric car charge point for Otley car park. Read more ... »’s executive member for environmental protection and community safetySo why Am I looking to buy a used Twizy for my London's daily commute? No, I'm not crazy. Read more ... », said: “With the immensely positive health benefits people could experienceRapid rise in electric vehicles to 'reverberate through wider economy'. Read more ... » and the possibility of severe financial penalties, doing nothing is not an option.

“We wantWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » to put the emphasis on rewarding people who make a positive contribution to improving the city’s air quality, such as offering free or discounted parking for ultra-low emission vehicles.

“This alone isn’t going to be enough.

“So we need to think about and act on what we can all do as businesses, communities and individuals about our travelMillions miss out on cheaper motoring. Read more ... » habits that will cut pollutionStatistics are here: Usage of Exeter electric Car Park chargepoints. Read more ... » and improve air quality.”

He added the city was already doing some goodSo why Am I looking to buy a used Twizy for my London's daily commute? No, I'm not crazy. Read more ... » workRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... » – with a quarter of all Leeds’s municipal vehicles set to run on newNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » technologiesLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... ».

Friends of the Earth’s Simon Bowens, who lives in Leeds and drives an electric carRapid rise in electric vehicles to 'reverberate through wider economy'. Read more ... », said the plan was “a step in the right direction” but stressed it wasn’t “the whole solution”.

“Certainly the encouragement of less polluting vehicles in the city centre is welcome, but I don’t know whether electric cars are the whole solution,” he said.

“The question is how do you get more people walking and cycling – and better public transport.

“A lot of problems come from car trafficSub £7,000 electric car leads charge to an economical future in Derby (Fluence). Read more ... » in the city centre, so if you remove that, it is positive.

“But there are other things – such as areas like Burmantofts and Harehills getting the most HGVS – which are very polluting as well.”

He said improving chargingWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » pointsWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » in the city centre was also vital as “the ability to chargeWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » your vehicleTFL London Underground services welcomes electric car drivers with new charging points. Read more ... » is difficult” in Leeds.

Leeds currently has around a dozen public electric carWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » charging pointsCheltenham Bikes installs electric car charging points at its Railway Station HQ. Read more ... », amongst them the Elland Road ParkTFL London Underground services welcomes electric car drivers with new charging points. Read more ... » and Ride, Leeds Arena, the councilCouncil ask where to install more electric car charging points. Read more ... »-run Woodhouse Lane multi-storey and Asda in Middleton.

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Mr Bowens added Leeds has some way to go before catching up with promotion of low polluting vehicles, and the North EastElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » had been “particularly good” at encouraging usage, partly due to the NissanNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... » LeafNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... » – the leading£11 million to research carbon-cutting technology. Read more ... » EVRapid rise in electric vehicles to 'reverberate through wider economy'. Read more ... » (electronic vehicle) brand – being manufactured in SunderlandNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... ».

Opposition leaders from Leeds City Council’s’s Tory and Lib Dem groups welcomed the proposals, but called for “firm action”.

Coun John Procter, Tory group deputy leader, said a free parking initiative for plug-in cars, like NorwayGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... »’s trailblazing and highly successful schemeElectric car grant: time is short before they pull the plug on £5,000 giveaway. Read more ... » in Oslo was the sort of “imaginative approach” that Leeds should look at, and encouraged his Labour colleagues to lobby Central GovernmentRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... » to provide extra fundingRT: £9m to be invested in electric car charging points. Read more ... ».

Coun Stewart Golton, leader of the Lib Dem group, warned that the city’s emissions readings could get worse before they get better, because new plans to pedestrianise some parts of the city centre would divert traffic to the inner ring road, one of the city’s worst hotspots for poor air quality.

He urged more “firm action” by the council rather than ideas.

UKWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » sales of electric cars have seen a massive boom in the past year.

From January to September this year, Nissan’s Leaf model sold 43 per cent more than in the first nine months of 2014, and year-to-dateSource London delivers 1300 Electric Car charging installations to date. Read more ... » sales are already dwarfing the 2013 total of 1More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... »,812 by more than double.

Sales of the firm’s e-NV200Nissan e-NV200 to join Taxi Electric fleet. Read more ... » electric vanElectric van trial for businesses in Daventry. Read more ... » have also more than doubled since last year, according to a Nissan spokeswoman.

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