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  • LowCVP's first Low Emission Bus Workshop held in Manchester

    30/03/2017

    The LowCVP held the first of four free regional Low Emission Bus Workshops for operators and local authorities at the University of Manchester on March 30th. Over 100 delegates were in attendance to hear about the operational experiences of low carbon and low emission bus technologies and fuels in the UK over the last five years.

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  • Climate & environment policies are not 'Brexit' bargaining chips says EU as Article 50 is triggered

    30/03/2017

    The UK will have to adhere to the European Union’s environmental and climate change-related policy if it is to have any future agreement with the trading bloc, according to the first EU response to the triggering of Article 50. Earlier analysis showed that EU 'enabling policy' for road transport is responsible for nearly 90% of the policy-driven reductions in CO2 emissions from the sector which are planned to be achieved by 2030.

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  • Uber announces plans to invest in fast-charging in London after report finds charging facilities hold back EV uptake

    29/03/2017

    A six-month trial of electric vehicles by at least 50 Uber drivers in London found that there is enthusiasm to continue operating the vehicles but frustration at the challenges in accessing charging -and particularly rapid charging - facilities in the capital. Following the release of the report by the Energy Saving Trust, Uber has announced plans to invest in a network of rapid chargers to complement London's charging infrastructure.

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  • Mayor announces new checker scheme for polluting vehicles in collaboration with Paris

    29/03/2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a scheme through which motorists will be able to identify and avoid buying the most polluting diesel and petrol cars and vans through a new emissions scoring scheme. A similar scheme is to be launched in Paris.

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  • Transport Knowledge Hub launched at LEP Conference

    27/03/2017

    A new Transport Knowledge Hub - jointly funded by the Department for Transport and Greener Journeys - will provide local decision makers with the tools and information to make economically effective transport investment decisions. Created by Greener Jouneys in collaboration with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), the Hub is also intended to be a catalyst for creating a community of local decision makers.

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  • Government announces £64m funding to boost to electric taxis

    23/03/2017

    The Government has announced funding for a £50 million Plug-in Taxi Grant programme that will give taxi drivers up to £7,500 off the price of a new vehicle. The announcement was made as the London Taxi Company celebrated the opening of a new dedicated EV manufacturing facility near Coventry.

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  • London Taxi Company opens UK's first dedicated plug-in vehicle manufacturing plant near Coventry

    23/03/2017

    The London Taxi Company has officially opened the UK's first manufacturing facility at Ansty near Coventry dedicated to electric vehicle production. Expected to create 1,000 jobs, it is the first all new vehicle manufacturing facility to be built in Britain for more than a decade and represents the first major Chinese investment of its kind in UK automotive from LTC's parent company Geely.

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  • US fuel economy standards can be met cost-effectively & cheaper than projected - study

    22/03/2017

    A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), says that the Environmental Protection Agency overstated by as much as 40 percent how much car makers must spend to meet fuel efficiency standards and that the money consumers save on fuel would more than offset a higher purchase price.

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  • WMO says latest data on climate is pushing world into 'uncharted territory'

    22/03/2017

    Scientists at the World Meteorological Organisation say that Earth is a planet in upheaval. The Organisation's latest report says that unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise is pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”. Meanwhile, US scientists have calculated that human activity is the cause of up to 70% of the decline in Arctic summer sea ice.

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  • Minister announces public EV chargepoint design competition

    21/03/2017

    Speaking at an All-Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group event, the transport minister John Hayes announced plans for a public charge point design competition which he hopes will make charge points "not just recognisable, but also attractive, even beautiful". 

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Minister of Transport, Andrew Jones MP