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Green Motion International staff gather together to collect food for local food bank at Christmas
Plug-in hybrids will pay London congestion charge from 2021
Should chargepoints be only for pure electric vehicles?
Green Motion launches in Austria

Green Motion launches in Austria

Environmentally focused car rental company Green Motion has announced the opening of their new master country franchise in Austria, continuing their wave of European expansion.

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Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018
Join Green Motion at this year's Expedia Explore 18 conference in Las Vegas
Green Motion Netherlands celebrates their success with 20% discount sale
Preparing for the green car rental revolution

Preparing for the green car rental revolution

Embracing cutting edge software and systems has enabled low CO2 car hire company Green Motion to take on the established daily rental giants in more than 40 countries worldwide, and the evolution of this industry is about to accelerate.

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Emissions gap report confirms that CO2 emissions are rising for first time in four years
Top Sustainability Award for Green Motion
Green Motion celebrates being a Green Fleet Awards Finalist
Eco-Concrete that reduces air pollution tested in Poland
Hundreds block central London bridges in climate change demonstration
Green Motion awarded Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice
Green Motion holds annual International Conference & Awards

Green Motion holds annual International Conference & Awards

​Green Motion held its 2018 International Conference, Gala Dinner & Awards in central London this week. The Green Motion International Senior Management team, including the company's Founder and CEO, Richard Lowden, welcomed representatives from its worldwide franchise network from over 40 countries.

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Green Motion shortlisted for the Green Fleet Awards - Mobility Provider of the Year
Visit Green Motion at the World Travel Market this week
Senior management changes at Green Motion UK
​Green Motion are shaping the future of mobility at the WTM - World Travel Market
World's largest airport unveiled in Instanbul
Green Motion UK Reintroduced as Holiday Autos Partner

Green Motion UK Reintroduced as Holiday Autos Partner

Green Motion’s UK Franchise Network will be reintroduced as a car hire partner on HolidayAutos.com on a trial basis this week, following the company’s significant actions to improve its customer experience. Working in partnership with Holiday Autos, Green Motion’s UK Master Franchise has worked with all of its franchise holders to implement major customer service improvements across its network of outlets.

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Green Motion announced as finalist for the SME National Business Awards
Green Motion Iceland features in Southerner Says blog
Green Motion supports the NSPCC

Green Motion supports the NSPCC

​This week Green Motion participated as sponsors at The NSPCC Luxury Gift Fair at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. Hosted by Her Grace, The Duchess of Bedford, the event included over 50 stalls of inspiring gift ideas.

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Green Motion Turkey in record network expansion

Green Motion Turkey in record network expansion

​Green Motion Turkey have just announced the launch of the latest locations in their expanding car rental network, taking their total number of locations up to 13 in less than 6 months since joining the Green Motion family in June.

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Visit Green Motion at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham 5th-6th October
Green Motion is published in the 2018 Environment Times Case Study Book

Green Motion is published in the 2018 Environment Times Case Study Book

Green Motion once again has been published in the eco-focused ​Environment Times ​Case Study Book, joining a collection of articles, journal entries and case studies entirely focused on the environment and measures taken by like minded companies and organisations across the world to combat climate change and look after the environment.

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Meet Green Motion at this year’s WTM (World Travel Market) at London’s Excel, 5th -7th November 2018
Green Motion wins Green World Environment Award
Thousands turn out for the Great British Beach Clean
Boyan Slat talks about his mission to clean the oceans
£106m for green batteries, vehicles and refuelling
New research from Which? reveals cheapest flight comparison sites
Green Motion continues its global expansion with the opening of Reunion Island Franchise
UK plastic bag charge is set to rise to 10p and be extended to every shop
Join the future of mobility at this year’s WTM (World Travel Market) at London’s Excel from the 5th -7th November 2018
Green Motion continues its US expansion with the opening of Fort Lauderdale
Eco-Friendly Car Hire Company Adds Second Branch To Liverpool
Seven things you can do to help stop 'hothouse Earth'

Seven things you can do to help stop 'hothouse Earth'

​Following the recent ​reports from scientists warning of the dangers of irreversible 'hothouse Earth' conditions if global temperatures rise just 1 more degree, many have been asking themselves ​what they can do to combat this.

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Green Motion Liverpool receives shining customer accolade

Green Motion Liverpool receives shining customer accolade

Green Motion's Liverpool Airport location has been praised this week by regular customer, Tim Harris. Mr Harris said, "The customer service from the staff in my local hire facility at Liverpool Airport is outstanding. I would like you to recognise their great efforts as ambassadors for Green Motion. They constantly provide an attentive and caring service which brings me back week after week. I am always looked after and hiring is quick and efficient."

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Green Motion car hire Toronto launch makes headlines
Green Motion Wins Trademark Infringement Dispute
Trump administration plans to revoke California’s emission rules
Green Motion Expands Global Car Hire Network to Canada

Green Motion Expands Global Car Hire Network to Canada

​Green Motion has added Canada to its global car hire network with the opening of a new location at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Green Motion International now offers its award winning, low cost and environmentally responsible service in excess of 30 countries.

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Climate change caused by people made current heatwave twice as likely
Tesla brings clean energy to Samoa
Recycled items from the UK may end up in landfill
70% of UK motorists would buy an electric vehicle
Zero Emission Vehicle Challenge launched by The Climate Group and C40 Cities
UK heatwave to continue for another two weeks

UK heatwave to continue for another two weeks

Take advantage of the UK heatwave and head to the coast! According to the BBC's weather team temperatures will stay high across most of the UK over the next fortnight - the perfect opportunity to jump in the car and discover the beautiful beaches of the UK.

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BP to acquire Chargemaster

​BP, one of the world’s largest energy companies has entered into an agreement to purchase Chargemaster. The acquisition will form part of BP’s advanced mobility strategy and transition to a lower carbon future.

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UK government votes in favour of third runway at Heathrow
Tesla produces 6,000 Model 3s in June
At least 25 percent of the plastics used in new Volvo car models from 2025 will be from recycled materials
Antarctic melt rate is accelerating
Green Motion’s Newcastle opening solidifies ‘busy UK airport’ positioning
Heathrow's third runway gets the go-ahead
UK Hybrid and EV sales grow 36 per cent in May

UK Hybrid and EV sales grow 36 per cent in May

According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), demand for hybrid and electric cars in the UK grew by 36.1 per cent to 11,240 units in May, compared to this time last year, accounting for a record 5.8 per cent of the market.

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Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels by 2021
DHL announce EV sales to UK home delivery service, Milk & More

DHL announce EV sales to UK home delivery service, Milk & More

​DHL, one of the largest logistics firms in the world, builds its own electric vehicles for its fleet, but is also now emerging as an EV supplier with the announcement that UK home delivery business Milk & More has now placed an initial order of 200 electric vehicles from them.

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​Explore the mesmerising beauty of Costa Rica

​Explore the mesmerising beauty of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its wonderful combination of sunshine, beaches, rainforests and biodiversity. A land of cloudforests, smouldering volcanoes and rugged beaches, Costa Rica’s natural environment provides a perfect setting for wildlife experiences and adrenaline-fueled activities alike.

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BMW announces ‘major increase in capacity’ at battery factory to support new iX3 electric SUV
Oil industry is finally starting to be affected by Norway’s rapid electric car adoption
Scotland aims for 'net-zero' emissions
New clean air strategy to tackle air pollution
A high-tech solution being tested in Iceland gets rid of waste carbon dioxide by pumping it 1,000m underground
Refuelling more sustainably with Green Motion Finland
Green Motion continues rapid expansion in Europe with the latest rental station opening in Athens
The UK's first free beach water refill station is installed
£400m plan for electric car charging infrastructure delayed
Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution

More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years. The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges such as eliminating single-use packaging through better design.

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Number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road increases

Number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road increases

Figures released last week by Go Ultra Low show that 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles achieved record-breaking levels of popularity in 2017. Unprecedented demand saw registrations increase by more than 27% on the previous year with an ever-expanding range of plug-in vehicles available to motorists.

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Celebrate Earth Day - 22nd April 2018 with Green Motion
​Richard Lowden joins blue ribbon panel for the closing keynote at the International Car Rental Show
OVO launches the world’s first widely available domestic vehicle-to-grid charger

OVO launches the world’s first widely available domestic vehicle-to-grid charger

​This week OVO unveiled the world’s first widely available, domestic electric vehicle-to-grid charger, designed and manufactured in the UK. The charger will accelerate the global transition to electric vehicles and will enable drivers to sell surplus energy from their electric vehicle batteries back to the electricity grid – meaning they may never have to pay to be on the road again.

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Increase in diesel cars on UK roads

Increase in diesel cars on UK roads

The number of diesel cars licensed in Great Britain has risen from 12 million at the end of 2016, to 12.4 million at the end of last year. The number of diesel cars on the road has almost doubled from 6.6 million in 2007.

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Green Motion Launches Industry First - Straight to Car Service at International Car Rental Show

Green Motion Launches Industry First - Straight to Car Service at International Car Rental Show

​Global car rental company Green Motion has utilised the International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas to launch and showcase its latest innovation - the new Green Motion 'Drive & Go' service which allows customers who have booked through the Green Motion app to benefit from the new Straight to Car service; using their phone as a key and bypassing the counter completely.

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Green Motion launch new app at International Car Rental Show

Green Motion launch new app at International Car Rental Show

​Green Motion unveiled their innovative new app at this week’s International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas. The new solution was demonstrated live on the Green Motion stand at the show, and was also showcased by Green Motion Sales & Technologies Director Chay Lowden during his presentation on counter-less technology and tech-enabled infrastructure at the ICRS Conference.

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Lowden Presents
Green Motion creates the ‘Wow factor’ at the 2018 International Car Rental Show Las Vegas

Lack of investment in EV infrastructure in Europe

A report published this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that there is still serious underinvestment in electric vehicle recharging infrastructure across Europe, with only one in three EU member states providing incentives.

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International Car Rental Show, Las Vegas - register now!
Almost half of UK drivers still use phone at the wheel despite tougher penalties
Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed
Future-proof your company - meet the Green Motion team at this year’s International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas
RAC predicts Good Friday peak for Easter holiday traffic
Travel tips for a stress-free bank holiday weekend

Travel tips for a stress-free bank holiday weekend

​With so many motorists on the move over a single weekend, traffic can be atrocious between Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you do plan to hit the road over the bank holiday weekend, there are things you can do to enjoy a relatively stress-free journey. From avoiding traffic hotspots to keeping the kids entertained, here are some simple tips for a hassle-free Easter holiday.

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MPs demand Government bans sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars earlier than planned
What can the UK learn from Norway’s eco-friendly car boom?

What can the UK learn from Norway’s eco-friendly car boom?

Norway is leading the way globally in the adoption of plug-in vehicles, which accounted for nearly a third of the country’s new car sales in 2017. Richard Lowden, founder of international low-emissions car hire company Green Motion looks at how the UK Government could take a [green] leaf out of Norway’s book.

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Hybrid and electric cars must make noise by 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation has finalised legislation declaring that quiet vehicles such as electric and hybrid cars must make some kind of noise at low speeds to alert pedestrians, cyclists, and the blind to their presence.

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Amsterdam now has the world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle
Meet the Green Motion team at this year's ITB Berlin

Meet the Green Motion team at this year's ITB Berlin

If you are interested in becoming a Green Motion supply partner or enquiring about the benefits of owning a Regional, Master Country or Master State franchise please come by to see the team at ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show this week.

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Green Motion Finland upgrades their fleet with brand new Toyota hybrids
Whilst the UK suffers blizzards and sub-zero temperatures, the Arctic experiences one of its warmest winters ever
First National Bank and Enterprise Car Rental stop promotions aimed at NRA
UK Government loses 3rd case over illegal air pollution

UK Government loses 3rd case over illegal air pollution

​Following a hearing in January, a judge ruled last week that the UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution. This is the government’s third defeat in the High Court in London to environmental activists ClientEarth.

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Green Motion opens first Albania location
National Grid plans electric car rapid charging power network on motorway sites
Green Motion Poland celebrates continued success

Green Motion Poland celebrates continued success

​The Green Motion Poland team celebrated their success this month with their very own award ceremony, highlighting the achievements of branches and individuals within their extensive network of 19 locations across the country.

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Green Motion Lithuania celebrates four year anniversary

Green Motion Lithuania celebrates four year anniversary

​Green Motion Lithuania celebrates its four year anniversary as part of the Green Motion family this month. Lead by entrepreneur Mykolas Sabaitis who also owns the Green Motion operations in Poland and Latvia, Green Motion Lithuania has gone from strength to strength over the last four years, now operating in ten locations across the country, including the vibrant and historic capital Vilnius.

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Air pollution still at illegal levels in the UK despite lower emissions
Satellite data confirms melting ice sheets are speeding up rising sea levels
Support our Green Heart Campaign

Support our Green Heart Campaign

​The Green Heart Donation is an initiative that allows Green Motion customers to reduce their CO2 footprint, by offsetting the emissions produced while driving one of our vehicles.

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Chinese driving licenses are now valid in Finland
Green Motion CEO announced as closing keynote panellist at the International Car Rental Show 2018
Leading the way: California set to exceed goal of 1.5 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025
Green Fleet publishes Top Ten green vehicles to watch out for in 2018
Green Motion Director Chay Lowden to discuss counter-less technology at the International Car Rental Show

Green Motion Director Chay Lowden to discuss counter-less technology at the International Car Rental Show

Taking part in the seminar entitled “A counterless experience - innovating without reinventing the wheel”, Chay Lowden joins fellow panellists Alex Thibault of Vulog and Alan Woodland of Invers, to discuss the solutions and applications that can be implemented to deliver operational savings as well as enhanced customer experience from counter-less rental transactions.

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Green Motion CEO Richard Lowden makes Green Fleet 100 Most Influential list
Allego and Fortum Charge & Drive launch new High Power Charging network for Europe’s Metropolitan areas
'Clean air is a human right'

'Clean air is a human right'

The UK government is under renewed pressure this week to introduce a new Clean Air Act to tackle the UK’s toxic levels of air pollution. The Clean Air in London campaign and Green Party member Baroness Jenny Jones have released a proposed clean air bill calling for breathing clean air to be a human right.

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2017 was the ‘warmest year without El Niño’

2017 was the ‘warmest year without El Niño’

Figures from the Met Office, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published last week appear to show that 2017 was the warmest year on record without El Niño. This means that manmade climate change is now overtaking the influence of natural trends on the climate.

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​Majority of cars sold must be electric by 2030 in order to meet greenhouse gas emissions objectives.
Wagamama and Pret a Manger announce an end to the automatic providing of plastic straws
Fitur 2018 – Meet the Green Motion Franchise and Business Development team

Fitur 2018 – Meet the Green Motion Franchise and Business Development team

This morning the 2018 travel trade show Fitur opened its doors in Madrid, Spain and welcomed the international travel industry including major tour operators, hotels, airlines and rental car companies. Car rental company Green Motion is once again exhibiting with members of their head office team supporting car rental franchising and global business development.

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Iceland promises to become the first ‘plastic-free’ supermarket

Frozen food specialist Iceland has today announced its commitment to eradicate plastic packaging from its own brand products. The first major retailer globally to go ‘plastic free’, this move by Iceland will be welcomed by environmental campaigners as well as the general public amid recent increasing concerns about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

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Join Green Motion at the FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, 17-21st January 2018
Green Motion expands in Malta

Green Motion expands in Malta

​International car rental company Green Motion announced today the expansion of its operations in the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, opening an in-terminal location alongside Sixt, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Avis Budget.

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