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Thursday 03 March 2005
The Powershift programme aims to kick-start a sustainable market for clean fuel vehicles (CFVs) in Britain by providing advice and information, and making grants available to part-fund the purchase of vehicles running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas or electricity. Powershift also sets standards in terms of safety, build-quality and emissions performance for CFVs through the publication of the Powershift Register. The Powershift programme is likely to be extended to cover hybrid and fuel cell vehicles when these become commercially available and are shown to offer environmental benefits.
Since its launch over three years ago, Powershift has stimulated around £80 million worth of vehicle orders resulting from funding being offered to help with the purchase of nearly 2000 CFVs. Powershift is funded by the government's Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and is run by the Energy Saving Trust.
Monday 28 February 2005
It is well documented that co2 from car exhausts is the most dangerous of greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change. Consequently, it is imperative that companies and authorities who use several vehicles, for instance in fleets, ensure that their environmental practices are up to date.
Vehicles are now taxed in accordance to their co2 emission levels. This measure has been introduced to encourage vehicle users to review their vehicle’s environmental performance and bring attention to co2-free alternative fuels, such as LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas).
Simple vehicle maintenance and responsible driving are other ways in which motoring can be made greener. For instance, careful road handling helps extend the life of tyres, which are responsible for extensive landfill occupation, air pollution and littering.
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