April 16, 2010
What is AIS ?
Auto Industry Sustainability is a non-for-profit project from Autoebid. It will be the first ever analysis and comparison tool which will give the green credentials of new ultra low carbon cars, so users will be able make the necessary rational decisions when it comes to purchasing a new ultra-low carbon cars.
We aim to make AIS an important tool for any car lover. The car industry will be changing over the next decade and we aim to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Some of the changes will come from the auto industry, from government and manufacturers.
AIS will help to create a database to facilitate the new car buyer of the future. No longer will a car be chosen purely on the basis of how fast it is or what new gismos are on it – the future will require us to know more about where the car came from, the complete breakdown of its carbon footprint at every step of manufacturing. So we can make an informed decision and have confidence in the manufacturers production methods.
We believe this information will become very important in years to come – and new green car buyers should be able find out the level of sustainability with regards to their future green car.
Pioneering company Telsa, who are at the forefront of the green technologies will be one of the first companies we will approach. We will look to contact the supply chain departments of Telsa to get a full breakdown of their carbon footprint during the production process of the full range of products.
Eventually we want to have this crucial information from every manufacturer so we can provide the best free comparison tool for the future.
February 25, 2010
Motorists get up to £5,000 towards cost of an ultra-low carbon car
The government have just announced that green motorists will receive £5,000 to help them to buy a ultra-low carbon cars in 2011.
This follows the success of the scrappage scheme which finished today and gave motorists a flat rate price for their cars when purchasing a new one.
This new incentive will be distributed directly to the consumer at the point of purchase and should be available alongside a new range of eligable vehicles in 2011.
Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said:”Decarbonising transport isn’t an aspiration – it’s a reality. By this time next year, cutting edge motorists will be on the roads with these next generation cars they’ve purchased because of our help.
Part of the initiative will see the government invest £450 million to create a flourishing early market for low-carbon vehicles.
Also included will be a £30 million fund for a electric vehicle hubs – called Plugged-In Places – this will finally see a comprehensive infrastructure for charging cars in car parks, supermarkets, leisure centres and retail centres.
The first areas to receive the new infrastructure were named today as London, Milton Keynes and the North East.
Business minister Pat McFadden said: “We have already committed £450m to delivering our ambitious vision of supporting suppliers of low carbon technology, encouraging demand from consumers and enabling lead UK cities and regions to switch on charging infrastructure.
“The Government is focusing on this sector as a priority and we are committed to helping British businesses take advantage of the growth potential and job opportunities this presents.” he added.
A second competition for Plugged-in Places funding is to follow later in the year, with consortia from the West Midlands, Cornwall, Sheffield, the Lake District, Greater Manchester and Northern Ireland having already confirmed their intention to bid for the next wave of funding.