British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the UK arm of Chinese electric vehicle company BYD have announced plans to move a greater proportion of the assembly line for their popular range of ‘BYD ADL’ electric buses to UK factories. The partners announced this week that the chassis for BYD ADL Enviro200EV single deck and BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck buses destined for the British market will be assembled in UK plants owned by ADL from the second half of this year.
Business Green 14th Jan 2021 read more »
Plug-in hybrid cars produce almost three times more CO2 emissions than their manufacturers claim and could jeopardise attempts to meet climate targets, a German government study has found. Based on current trends, there will be 2.6m hybrid plug-in cars on Germany’s roads by 2030, producing around 2.4m tonnes (2.4m tons) of CO2 emissions a year according to manufacturers’ figures. But the real figure is more likely to be 6.7m tonnes (6.6m tons) a year, a study commissioned by the German environment ministry found. The study’s authors called for current German government subsidies and tax incentives for plug-in hybrids to be reviewed in the light of their findings.
Telegraph 13th Jan 2021 read more »