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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