Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar TD, has highlighted the key role that Irish businesses are playing in achieving sustainable transport commitments in the UK.
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Birmingham City Council
The 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell double decker buses have been hailed as a key step towards tackling the city’s poor air quality and achieving the council’s net zero carbon target.
Investment has been secured by Birmingham City Council, including £2.92 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and through its newly-procured EV Network Development Partner, ESB EV Solutions.
The introduction of 5G services supports the West Midlands Combined Authority’s strategy to give consumers and businesses in Birmingham and the surrounding area the very latest digital communications.
The money will help ensure congestion management is as effective as possible, whilst giving road users up-to-date information and advice.
A new one-year feasibility study, focused on connected and autonomous vehicle data and behaviour, could ensure the vehicles meet the needs of both regulators and customers.