Ford going all electric from 2030 in $1bn transformation

Carmaker Ford is committing to “go all-in” on its electric passenger vehicles and to substantially grow and electrify its commercial vehicle business. In a statement it said that mid-2026, all Ford’s passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030. Similarly, Ford’s entire commercial […]

Loughborough University launches MSc in Intelligent Transport Systems

Loughborough University is recruiting students for a new MSc in Intelligent Transport which will start in October 2021. Designed in collaboration with industry, the university says it’ll look at transport challenges, new technology innovation and modelling. The MSc will be taught by members of the Transport and Urban Planning Group (TUPG) in the School of […]

Highways Voices hears enforcement authorities must earn compliance

The latest Highways Voices podcast from Highways News features an in-depth interview with one of the UK’s leading experts on enforcement, who explains how to make sure the public support technology to ensure compliance on the road. Listen here. Assistant Managing Director Geoff Collins of Jenoptik told hosts Paul Hutton and Adrian Tatum that enforcement […]

National funding for road repairs is not sufficient, says Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council has warned that the reduced funding provided by the Government for local councils in 2021/22 to look after local roads will mean already overstretched maintenance services will struggle to pay for much needed repairs next year and many planned improvement works will not now go ahead The total capital funding allocated to […]

New sustainable depot to be built for Sunderland City Council

Sunderland City Council is to build a new depot as part of a £9.1m redevelopment project will help a council achieve carbon neutral status by 2040. The plan for a vehicle workshop and depot in Washington will support Sunderland City Council towards meeting their target for Sunderland, which spans over the course of 19 years. […]

Labour Group comes out against Khan’s border charge plan

A group of Labour councillors have voiced their concern at the Labour London Mayor’s plans to introduce a £3.50 charge for cars not registered in the capital to enter it. Kent Online reports the Dartford Labour Group has voiced its opposition and has now requested a meeting with Sadiq Khan. The report quotes Dartford Labour […]

Eurovia UK signs MOU with charging company to provide wireless infrastructure across UK cities

Highway contractor Eurovia UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Momentum Dynamics Corporation, a leading provider of wireless charging for electric vehicles, meaning the two companies will collaborate to develop wireless EV charging solutions for UK cities and fleets. The MOU heralds the beginning of a long-term partnership that will deliver a cable-free […]

Dartford Crossing has most speeding in UK – report

Britain’s most dangerous road for speeding has been revealed to be the A282 Dartford Crossing between Essex and Kent. Fleet management company Wessex Fleet used a Freedom of Information request to find the road saw 26,920 speeding offences in 2020 despite lockdown. It asked the UK’s 45 police forces for data and found each area’s […]


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