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  • Bath, Nottingham and Warwick Universities receive additional funding to develop advanced propulsion systems in UK

    11/07/2017

    The University of Bath has received £28.9 million of government investment to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS). Bath is one of three of the Advanced Propulsion Centre's 'spokes' which received additional funding last month. The others were University of Nottingham (£9.4 million) and the University of Warwick (£5.7 million).

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  • £20m Government funding to support innovative vehicle-to-grid projects

    11/07/2017

    The Government has announced that £20m will be available to support vehicle-to-grid projects which help to create a smarter energy system and manage both the potential impacts and maximise the opportunities for the powergrid arising from growing electric vehicle use.

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  • APC 8 funding competition launched

    10/07/2017

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has launched its eighth funding call, APC 8 - Anchoring low carbon technology in the UK - Accelerating sustainable change competition. The £35m matched grant funding competition, run in assocation with Innovate UK. is seeking applications from consortia with low carbon propulsion research and development projects which deliver significant reductions in carbon, as well as other vehicle emissions.

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  • New report: EV battery production footprint revealed

    10/07/2017

    A new report finds that the production of lithium-ion batteries for light electric vehicles releases on average 150-200kg of carbon dioxide equivalents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery. An electric car with a 100kWh battery has thus emitted 15-20 tons of carbon dioxide even before the vehicle ignition is turned on. This calculation assumes a 50-70 per cent fossil share in the electricity mix.

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  • LowCVP job vacancy - Programme Manager, Low Carbon Vehicles & Fuels

    30/06/2017

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is recruiting a programme manager. The role works closely with members to develop and deliver research, policy proposals and practical initiatives to accelerate the market for lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK companies. The position is based in Westminster, but LowCVP encourage a flexible approach to home working and some travel across UK is expected in working directly with members. 

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  • New transport and energy ministers confirmed following General Election

    29/06/2017

    Jesse Norman is the new minister at the Department for Transport with responsibility for transport and environment, as well as road freight and buses. In support of the low carbon vehicle agenda Jesse will also take joint responsibility for OLEV together with Claire Perry who has replaced Nick Hurd at BEIS. Overall responsibility for DEFRA falls to Michael Gove, the new Secretary of State at Defra, though Thérèse Coffey will take direct responsibility for air quality issues.

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  • Committee on Climate Change says action needed urgently to 'close policy gap'

    29/06/2017

    In a new report the Committee on Climate Change has called on the Government to urgently publish the delayed Clean Growth Plan which will set out how it proposes to meet its 2030 climate targets under the Climate Change Act. While UK emissions have fallen by 42 percent since 1990, successes have largely been confined to the power sector, while those from the country's building stock and transport are rising, the CCC said.

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  • LowCVP Conference 2017 - presentations, pictures and other resources available!

    29/06/2017

    The LowCVP's 2017 Annual Conference - Cities in Motion: Tackling the Climate and Pollution Challenge - took place at London's City Hall on Tuesday 27 June. Presentations and other resources from the event are now available.

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  • LowCVP to hold Low Emission Bus Workshop in Leeds on July 11

    28/06/2017

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, in association with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will hold its second regional Low Emission Bus Workshop of 2017 in Leeds on Tuesday, July 11. The free Workshop will provide local authorities and bus operators with information on new technologies and fuels, sharing operational experience of low carbon and low emission solutions from bus fleets around the UK, including retrofit SCR projects.

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  • LowCVP Conference highlights policies needed to tackle urgent city-level pollution and climate challenges

    27/06/2017

    Media release: With road transport squarely in the spotlight as a key to tackling both air quality and climate challenges, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is launching a new multi-faceted work programme which aims to speed the transformation to cleaner vehicles and fuels. 

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