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  • LowCVP offers 6 month internship

    20/12/2016

    Following successful internships over the last 3 years, the LowCVP is offering a new voluntary internship, working directly with the LowCVP Secretariat team for a six months period. The internship provides an unrivalled opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of the low carbon transport sector, particularly in the areas of low carbon road transport policy and low carbon vehicle technologies and fuels.

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  • Zap-Map deal with Chargemaster to give plug-in users real time information on charge point availabilty

    19/12/2016

    Zap-Map - the on-line tool which enables UK drivers to locate and update EV charging points in UK and Ireland - has launched dynamic network data across its main pc and mobile phone platforms which will enable live network data to users from Chargemaster's Polar network. The LowCVP member organisation which runs Zap-Map says that other leading charge point networks are planned to follow in supplying live information to Zap-Map in early 2017.

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  • £8 million Challenge Fund available for low carbon and active travel projects in Scotland

    19/12/2016

    Transport Scotland has announced an £8m fund through which public, community and third sector organisations can apply for European Regional Development funding to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs. Organisations will be able to bid for up to 40/50% of the total project cost with the remainder of project costs provided through match funding.

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  • Last chance to respond to LowCVP's newsletter reader survey!

    19/12/2016

    A big thankyou to all those of you who have responded to LowCVP's newsletter readers' survey. We've had a great response - nearly 10% of all readers - but would welcome some more. The survey will remain open until the first week of January and there's a prize draw for the chance to win a bottle of fine wine for all those who respond.

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  • Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi to share electric car platform

    17/12/2016

    Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi are reported to be planning to share electric vehicle architecture in a move aimed at reducing the development costs of future EV models. Reports suggest that Nissan should be able to deliver a future LEAF electric car priced at approximately 2 million yen (£14,000), at least 20% lower than today’s starting price.

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  • New report urges fleets to prepare for move to EVs

    15/12/2016

    A new report suggests that the fleet sector must start planning for the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Sewells Research & Insight says that, up to now, fleets have been slow to adopt increasingly widely available clean electric technology.

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  • E.ON announces new strategic focus on electro-mobility

    12/12/2016

    The energy supplier E.ON Group has announced a new strategic focus on e-mobility and has established a new unit which aims to make the company a leading player in developing and expanding Europe's charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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  • Diesel under threat from falling EV production costs - report

    11/12/2016

    A report by UBS, reported by the Financial Times, forecasts that diesel faces a "perfect storm" of competition from cheaper electric cars and a tougher regulatory approach to emissions following the VW scandal. Meanwhile, VW says it believes that the cost of producing and electric car will move lower than the cost of producing a diesel model around 2025.

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  • 'Mobility as a Service' is taking hold

    10/12/2016

    A report from the Transport Systems Catapult which suggests that we are at the beginning of a “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS) revolution is being supported by several recent developments including the adoption of a new integrated mobility service in Helsinki and ambitious plans announced by VW to become one of the world's largest mobility providers.

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  • Leaders of four major cities announce plans to ban diesel vehicles

    10/12/2016

    The leaders of four major global cities - Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens - have announced that they will stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade. Meanwhile health professionals in London have been urging the Mayor of London to ban diesel vehicles from the capital due to fears over air pollution.

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