London-based green private hire firm Green Tomato Cars has taken up 50 new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric saloons. It comes after a successful trial period saw two Toyota Mirai cars complete more than 25,000 miles a year since 2015. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling yesterday (2 May) became the first person to drive one of the new cars. “I was thoroughly impressed by the Toyota Mirai today and was delighted to be the first passenger in one of Green Tomato Cars’ new zero-emission vehicles,” he said. “Improvements in hydrogen infrastructure over the last year and the developing partnerships between the hydrogen power providers, manufacturers of hydrogen vehicles and end-users, are helping accelerate the decarbonisation of road transport.”
Edie 3rd May 2018 read more »
EasyJet is working on an electric future for aviation and investigating hydrogen-powered taxiing system. When it comes to carbon emissions, transport is the new number one. The rise of green energy like wind farms and the closing of coal-burning power stations such as Longannet in Fife have seen the power sector eclipsed by vehicle-generated carbon dioxide. The majority of this is from road transport, but a growing proportion is produced by aviation. Scottish Government figures show emissions from aircraft increased by nearly half between 1990 and 2015, and their proportion of Scottish transport emissions went up from 10 to 15 per cent.
Scotsman 4th May 2018 read more »