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  • LowCVP responds to Financial Times article on EV life-cycle emissions

    10/11/2017

    The LowCVP has written to the Financial Times responding to an article originally published under the heading: "Green driving’s dirty secret: how clean is your car?" The LowCVP believes that the article based on a study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into the full life-cycle emissions of electric cars compared with gasoline vehicles in the US mid-west is misleading. 

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  • Audi to expand production of synthetic diesel made from water and carbon dioxide.

    09/11/2017

    Audi has announced plans to expand production of synthetic "e-diesel" from its plant in Laufenberg, Switzerland. The company says the fuel allows cars to run in a way that is almost carbon neutral.

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  • European Commission proposes new car & van fleet average CO2 emissions as part of Clean Mobility Package

    09/11/2017

    The European Commission has set out plans to reduce CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion under a new Clean Mobility Package. The draft law requires CO2 emissions from new cars to be cut by 30% between 2021 and 2030; with an intermediate target of 15% for 2025.

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  • Greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere hit record level in 2016 - WMO

    31/10/2017

    The World Meteorological Organisation says that without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, we are heading for dangerous temperature increases by the end of this century. The WMO's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin says that concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years. The report says that "the abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent".

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  • T&E publishes work on designing representative vehicle tests

    28/10/2017

    Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment has published a briefing about its findings based on more than 400 real-world CO2 tests, performed with Peugeot-Citroen. T&E says that road tests conducted under controlled conditions are not as reproducible as a laboratory test but do provide a robust basis for estimating real-world emissions.

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  • Study finds electric vehicles reduce life-cycle GHG emissions, even with carbon-intensive grid mix

    25/10/2017

    A new report from Belgium's VUB University for Transport and Environment finds that electric cars emit significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive electricity.  The findings further corroborate LowCVPs previous research from 2011 and 2013.

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  • £10 a day 'Toxicity Charge' begins for older, more polluting ICE cars in London

    23/10/2017

    A new £10-a-day T-charge (Toxicity Charge) has begun in London which will operate in addition to the £11.50 Congestion Charge. It will apply to pre-Euro 4 petrol and diesel vehicles driving into central London. It is part of a series of measures by the Mayor of London to tackle air pollution in the capital which also includes the recent launch of a new online car checker designed to help motorists choose vehicles with the cleanest engines.

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  • Volvo and Geely unveil new 'Polestar' electric vehicle brand

    18/10/2017

    Volvo and the Chinese manufacturer Geely have announced the launch of a new brand - Polestar - and the launch of a new vehicle - Polestar 1 - a plug-in hybrid vehicle with extended electric range. Meanwhile, in a separate manufacturer alliance Mazda, Denso and Toyota have signed a contract to jointly develop basic structural technologies for EVs.

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  • Signs of peak in oil demand as EVs and renewables surge

    17/10/2017

    Leading oil analysts Wood Mackenzie have forecast that world petrol demand will peak in little over a decade as a result of the rise in electric vehicles and more efficient engines. Meanwhile The Times reports that figures released by the AA show that UK petrol and diesel demand fell in the first 8 months of 2017, compared with the same period last year, despite an increase in traffic.

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  • Tackling carbon emissions one of three key priorities says National Infrastructure Commission

    14/10/2017

    The National Infrastructure Commission said that the three Cs - Congestion, Capacity and Carbon - are key priorities as it published its interim National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA). Once every Parliament, the National Infrastructure Commission is required to publish its NIA which analyses the UK’s long-term economic infrastructure needs, outlines a strategic vision over the next 30 years and sets out recommendations for how identified needs should be met.

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