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  • LowCVP launches Low Emission Bus website


    The LowCVP has launched a new Low Emission Bus section on its website to help disseminate information on the Office for Low Emission Vehicle’s Low Emission Bus Scheme. The site provides details of guidance, funding eligibility and the definition of a Low Emission Bus (LEB). The LEB scheme is designed to help bus operators and local authorities source the cleanest bus technologies and stimulate the low and ultra-low emission bus markets.

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  • Government announces £65m funding for low carbon cities and greener buses


    Twelve cities are competing for a share of a £35m Government fund which will support them in demonstrating their potential for becoming exemplars in the adoption of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The Government has also announced that an additional £30m will be made available to encourage the further adoption adoption of low emission buses, an area in which the UK has been at the forefront. 

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  • LowCVP to help OLEV in development of £30m Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme


    The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has published preliminary guidance on the ultra low emission bus scheme for bus operators within England and Wales. The scheme, which the LowCVP will be helping to design, aims to increase the uptake of low and ultra low emission buses.

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  • LowCVP takes part in leading bus industry event: Euro Bus Expo 2014


    Speaking at the 2014 Euro Bus Expo, the LowCVP's Head of Projects Gloria Esposito outlined to delegates how the Partnership has been working with the Government to successfully expand the UK's low carbon bus market. Nearly 300 exhibitors took part in the event which was also attended by three government ministers, including Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

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  • LowCVP News: Cutting carbon from buses - new report finds progress but need to review incentives to encourage latest technology


    Current incentive mechanisms have been vital to the growth of the low carbon emission bus (LCEB) market according to a new report for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). The Government’s Green Bus Fund (GBF) and enhancements to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) have been key mechanisms driving the introduction of LCEB and uptake but industry specialists interviewed for the report also expressed some concern about aspects of current incentive mechanisms as well as some uncertainty arising from doubts about levels of future support.

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  • European Commission sets out strategy to cut emissions from trucks, buses and coaches


    Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy just adopted by the European Commission. Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU. Without action, HDV emissions in 2030-2050 are projected to remain close to current, unsustainable levels.

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  • Budget 2014: Greener Journeys calls for 'Bus Bonus'; BVRLA urges support for ULEVs


    In response to the Chancellor's call for policy ideas for the Budget on 19 March, LowCVP member BVRLA is urging the Government to introduce incentives to encourage business take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Greener Journeys, a bus industry collaboration, is calling for a 'Bus Bonus'; a tax incentive to encourage people to commute by bus.

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  • Brighton and Hove bus study to investigate emissions in 'real world' fleet operations


    The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company has announced the start of a project to investigate the emissions of a range of buses operating in a modern commercial public transport fleet. It will be working with Ricardo and test equipment specialist HORIBA on the project.

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  • Mayor launches 'Year of the Bus' to celebrate key part of London's transport


    London aims to hold a 'Year of the Bus' to include 12 months of events and activities to celebrate the contribution London's bus network makes to the life and economy of the city and the UK as a whole.

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  • Wirelessly charged electric buses to begin operation in Milton Keynes


    A fleet of eight new electric buses which are charged via wireless technology are about to begin operations in Milton Keynes. The developers say that the buses will be able to run all day thanks to a wireless booster charge they receive from plates in the road at the start and end of their route. 

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