Public consultation on Scottish LEZ proposals
The Scottish Government has launched consultations into the four Low Emission Zones proposed to come into effect in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Links to all four can be found at the LEZ Scotland Website, with all four cities looking for public responses across the summer.
The proposed schemes in all cities will offer two-year grace period on issuing fines from the proposed May 2022 launch, with pre-Euro6 diesel and pre-Euro4 petrol cars barred from entering the area. They will operate 24 hours a day.
Tesla adds new chargers and retail sites
Tesla has added more than 700 new superchargers to its European network in the second quarter of 2021, including 70 in the UK.
Those numbers include an expansion to its offering in Nottingham and Bristol, as well as new chargers in Rugby, Flint, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Trentham and Trumpington.
The company has also opened new retail locations in Cardiff, Nottingham, Chester and Guildford, and has added a heated steering wheel to the Model 3 Long Range and High Performance model equipment list.
Octopus Energy adds 23 Peugeot electric vans
Green energy provider Octopus Energy has added 23 Peugeot e-Expert electric vans to its fleet, taking on the larger 75kWh battery version of the overall Company Van Today Van of the Year Award winner with an official range of 205 miles.
“As a green energy provider, we are focused on driving the renewable energy revolution globally. We don’t just mean in the energy industry either, with transport being the UK’s largest emitting sector it’s high time we put the brakes on unnecessary internal combustion cars on the road,” said John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services. “Our 23 new Peugeot e-Expert vans ensure we are firmly in the driving seat as we begin decarbonising our whole engineering fleet. With our new vehicles we’ll be able to install the next generation of clean energy products.”