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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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  • Four select committees launch unprecedented joint inquiry into air quality

    20/03/2017

    Four Parliamentary select committees have launched a joint inquiry into cross-government plans to address the impact and scale of the UK's air quality challenge. In an unprecedented joint initiative, MPs representing all political parties on the Environmental Audit, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Transport Committees will hold four evidence sessions to consider the scientific evidence on the health and environmental impacts of outdoor air pollution.

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  • UK government announces £23m boost to hydrogen transport infrastructure

    18/03/2017

    The UK government has announced a new £23 million fund aimed at accelerating the take-up of hydrogen vehicles by rolling out more cutting-edge infrastructure. The government will issue a a competition bid for proposals from public organisations, businesses and hydrogen operators and will provide matched funding for those who are successful.  

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  • LowCVP newsletter survey feedback

    15/03/2017

    The recent LowCVP e-Newsletter survey results are in - thanks to all of you who responded. Over 200 responses were received (approaching 10% of our readership).  85% of respondents rated the Newsletter either 'Very Good' or 'Good'. 15% of subscribers have been reading the LowCVP newsletter for over five years and an additional 20% for between three and five years.

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