GB Capital Emissions

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed the introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital of the UK on the 7th September 2020, all motorcycles over 13 years old will have to pay £12.50 per day to enter the zone, the same charge as other vehicles All cars, motorcycles, vans, minibuses […]

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ACEM – PTW Energy

ACEM comments on the European Commission’s Communication on an Energy Union Following the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM, welcomes the Commission’s plans to improve the deployment of alternative fuel recharging infrastructure. According […]

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VED In-Line Again

Doing the rounds again is the “promotion” on the internet by various means, usually a forwarded message, mostly on Facebook, of an e-petition on the HM Government website as regards VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) and motorcycles. The petition asks that motorcycle road tax be brought in line with that of cars, giving an example of […]

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Inline With Cars

Motorcycle Road Tax (VED) Inline With Cars? Doing the rounds again is an e-petition on the HM Government petition website. The petition is seeking to have motorcycles taxed the same way as cars, on the basis of CO2 emissions measured in grams per kilometre (g/km) driven, rather that the present system based on the cc […]

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Alternative Energy News

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) recently published the latest edition of its Alternative Energy Newsletter. The newsletter reports on “all things” of an alternative fuel nature with regards motorcycling and is the publication of the FIM Alternative Energy Working Group (AEWG). The mission of the AEWG is, “To make motorcycle racing greener by integrating […]

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Clean Week 2020

Last week apparently saw large and small manufacturers present their greenest two-wheelers and cars at Clean Week 2020 – 2012 event at the Zolder Race Circuit in Belgium. The Clean Week 2020 event also saw voting on the European e-Motorbike and e-Scooter of the Year. Clean Week 2020 aims at providing an annual review of […]

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FEMA Green & Alternative

The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) says it is driving the debate on Motorcycling, mobility and the environment, with the publication of position papers on two of the topics at the top of the political agenda: protection of the environment, and transport policies. FEMA says, “Riders at FEMA did their homework” saying that, “the […]

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Motorbikes – Eco Active – A Ray of Light

Right To Ride congratulates the “States of Jersey”, the island of Jersey’s official website for public services and information online, for recognising that a motorbike rather than a car can be a more environmentally friendly choice. If there was a motorcycle utopia, Jersey appears to be it.  We assumed that riders there face the same […]

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Rise Of the Machines – Electric Power

Rise Of the Machines – Electric Power The European Commission (EC) on Road Safety has recommended a solution for “Dangerous Motorcycles”, which is that (Electric) power assisted pedal bikes and tilting three wheelers could become acceptable alternatives in the near future for some existing groups of PTW users (that’s motorcyclists in normal speak). However the […]

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FEMA Promotes A Sustainable Future

FEMA – Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations – 24 national riders’ rights organisations from 19 European countries reports that at their last Committee Meeting in Brussels at the end of January 2010 the members of FEMA agreed to increase their focus on environmental issues. FEMA now has a mandate to call for CO2-labelling for newly […]

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Ten Reasons – Electric Motorcycles

Wes Siler, Editor of the American online motorcycle magazine, Hell For Leather, www.hellforleathermagazine.com writes a forward thinking article – Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About Electric Motorcycles. Electric motorcycles are slow. Electric motorcycles are expensive. Electric motorcycles don’t go very far before they run out of juice. Electric motorcycles don’t go “vroom vroom.” […]

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