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  • Mayor announces low emission bus routes in London

    09/08/2016

    Sadiq Khan, London's Mayor, has announced plans for the first of a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ which he says will "prioritise the greenest buses on the worst polluted routes, as part of his far-reaching plans to clean up the capital’s toxic air".

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  • Final deadline for LowCVP Champions Awards just two days away!

    18/05/2016

    The final deadline for nominations to the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards is just over two days away: Friday May 20th. The Champions Awards celebrate organisations and individuals that have made a real difference in encouraging the development or uptake of low carbon vehicles and fuels. 

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  • Daimler to manufacture electric and hydrogen buses

    20/03/2016

    Daimler Bus, owners of Mercedes-Benz, have announced that the hydrogen fuelled Citaro F-CELL and pure electric Citaro E-CELL will be brought up to assembly line production standard, with the first buses expected to be in operation from 2018.

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  • New LowCVP report: ‘The Journey of the Green Bus’

    11/02/2016

    Greener, cleaner buses have arrived in large numbers in the UK. They are playing an increasingly important part in cutting carbon emissions from road transport sector and, in particular, reducing pollution in cities around the UK according to a new publication from the LowCVP.

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  • DfT awards £7m for introduction of 439 cleaner buses

    06/01/2016

    The Department for Transport has announced the winners of the Clean Bus Technology Fund. £7m support is being awarded to 18 local authorities for the introduction of nearly 450 buses fitted with innovative technology to cut harmful emissions by up to 90%. Meanwhile, according to the latest industry statistics, more than half of all new buses and coaches registered in 2015 met the latest Euro-VI emissions standard.

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  • Ambitions revealed in Low Emission Bus Bids

    22/12/2015

    Details have emerged of two of the bids submitted to the new £30m Low Emission Bus Scheme that shed light on the ambition of two of the UK’s largest operators to roll out the latest bus technologies that will help to tackle both poor air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Government announces plans to tackle poor air quality

    16/12/2015

    The Government has announced plans to improve air quality in cities which include the introduction of Clean Air Zones in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020. The Government says that these Zones will not affect private car owners, but will see the most polluting vehicles, like old buses, taxis, coaches and lorries, discouraged from entering the zone through charges.

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  • £5m 'greener' bus fund set to address local air quality issues

    10/09/2015

    Local authorities across England are being invited to bid for a share of £5 million funding to fit buses with 'green technology' and offer better journeys through the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015. There will be a maximum of £500,000 for bids offering schemes to cut NOx emissions and improve air quality. 

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  • Media release: LowCVP showcases 'Bigger Thinking on Smaller Vehicles' at LCV2015

    Introduces 2015-16 work programme at Cenex-LCV2015 event

    09/09/2015

    A LowCVP exhibition at LCV2015 (9-10 September, Millbrook) showcases the economic and technical prospects for smaller - L-Category - vehicles in the UK and the potential for their growth to 2020. The exhibition is one element of the LowCVP’s ‘Bigger Thinking on Greener Vehicles’ theme, as the Partnership introduces its work plans for 2015-16 (featured on stand C3-316 at LCV2015). 

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  • LowCVP to hold workshop in York on 6 July to help local authorities make the low emissions vehicle switch

    25/06/2015

    Following the publication of the LowCVP's "Guide to Local Measures for Encouraging the Uptake of Low Emission Vehicles", the LowCVP is hosting a pilot local authority workshop on 6 July in York to outline best practice measures - targeted at local authorities - for increasing the take-up of low pollution and low carbon vehicles in cities covering cars, vans, taxis, and buses. 

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