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  • LowCVP identifies robust ‘quick win’ technologies in battle against air pollution

    27/09/2017

    Working with the government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) the LowCVP has identified and assessed some of the most effective vehicle retrofit technologies capable of making a near-term impact on air pollution in Britain. Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. The UK government recently announced its plans to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and intends to publish a wider Clean Air Strategy next year. 

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  • Winning bids for £11m low emission bus funding announced

    28/08/2017

    The winning bidders who will share £11 million funding for low emission buses in England and Wales have been named by the government. The money will help councils and bus companies to buy 153 electric and gas-powered vehicles and to install stations to fuel or charge them.

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  • Mayor announces two new electric bus routes to cut air pollution in London

    15/02/2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced two additional all-electric bus routes for the capital. Starting in Spring 2018, 36 electric buses will run on route C1 (White City to Victoria) and route 70 (South Kensington and Acton) This will boost the total number of electric buses in London to 121, in addition to the 2,000 hybrid-electric buses already on the road. 

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  • Third and final instalment of LowCVP's 'Green Bus' box set published

    12/02/2017

    The LowCVP has published the third in a 'trilogy' of reports for Greener Journeys describing how significant progress has been made in 'greening' the UK bus sector through long-term policy focus, industrial commitment and effective partnership working between a wide range of stakeholders and, ultimately, focusing on passengers' needs.

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  • China plans to quadruple EV production; record sales in 2016

    16/01/2017

    Plug-in car sales in China were expected to exceed 350,000 and the country is now reported to have the largest EV fleet in the world. Manufacturers are rushing to boost EV production in China - which is expected to quadruple by 2020 - stoking fears of potential overcapacity. Meanwhile Tianjin, a major industrial city in north China has introduced 500 new electric buses, boosting its electric fleet to 1,346 vehicles.

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  • London to introduce ten new Low Emission Bus Zones to help tackle air pollution

    06/01/2017

    The Mayor of London has announced plans to introduce ten more Low Emission Bus Zones, deploying the lowest emission buses on the capital's most polluted routes. The announcement brings the number of Low Emission Zones planned for London to twelve.

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  • Cenex LCV2016 sees 10% rise in visitor numbers, more exhibitors

    05/10/2016

    With over 3,100 attendees, Cenex-LCV2016 achieved a 10% total increase in visitor and exhibitor attendance compared with LCV2015. Hosted at Millbrook, the event featured over 226 exhibitors (up 7%) and 122 vehicles on display (up 16 %).  More than 90 presentations were made and in addition, more than 330 people attended the Cenex-LowCVP LCV2016 networking dinner, at the MK Dons Stadium.

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  • LowCVP celebrates UK’s pacesetting adoption of low emission buses at LCV2016

    20/09/2016

    Delegates at Cenex-LCV2016 (Sept 14-15)  -  the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community - were transported in some of the latest examples of low emission bus technology which are now being adopted in large numbers by UK operators, thanks to an initiative by the LowCVP. 

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  • London to boast Europe's largest electric bus fleet by the end of 2016

    10/09/2016

    London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the introduction of 51 more electric buses for the city which will mean it will have Europe's largest E-bus fleet by the end of 2016. The Mayor says the moves are the first steps towards all 300 central London single deck buses becoming zero emission.

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  • Alexander Dennis to add 100 low carbon bus-building jobs with record R&D grant

    05/09/2016

    LowCVP member Alexander Dennis (ADL) says it will create over 100 new low carbon bus-building jobs at its factory in Falkirk, Scotland following the award of a £7.3m grant from Scottish Enterprise which aims to accelerate the company's nnovative £31 million low carbon vehicles programme. 

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