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  • Twelve major cities introducing policies to reduce car dependence

    01/03/2017

    Twelve major cities around the world have, or are in the process of, introducing policies to reduce or stop car use. According to a report by Business Insider, one of the most proactive cities, Madrid, plans to ban cars from 500 acres of its city center by 2020, with urban planners redesigning 24 of the city's busiest streets for walking rather than driving.  

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  • LowCVP to host first regional 'green bus workshop' in Manchester

    27/02/2017

    The LowCVP will host the first of four free regional green bus workshops for operators and local authorities to hear about the operational experiences of low carbon and low emission bus technologies and fuels at the University of Manchester on 30 March.

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  • VED changes to take effect on April 1; now is a great time to buy a hybrid!

    25/02/2017

    This month is a good one to buy a hybrid electric vehicle because from April 1, changes in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) announced last year will come into effect and increase the tax rate on hybrids. Zero emission vehicles will qualify for the lowest VED band and remain tax free.

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  • Bus renaissance under way in some UK towns and cities

    23/02/2017

    The bus is coming back into fashion in parts of the UK where new, modern and innovative service offers are helping more people beat congestion, cut pollution and get from A to B more conveniently. This is one of the leading messages of a new report by the LowCVP, commissioned by Greener Journeys.

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  • Defra awards £3.7m under Air Quality Grant programme

    22/02/2017

    Eighteen local authority projects across England will benefit from nearly £3.7m as part of the Government's efforts to combat poor air quality. The Air Quality Grant programme is an annual initiative which has awarded more than £52m since it started in 1997.

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  • New measures on EV infrastructure in Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill

    22/02/2017

    A new Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill has set out plans to enable easier access to recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles. It also seeks to ensure the right infrastructure is in place for the growing market for electric vehicles.

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  • Mayor confirms plans for introduction of T-Charge in central London from October 23

    21/02/2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed the introduction of an Emissions Surcharge - or 'T (Toxicity) Charge' - from October 23 this year. The £10 daily Surcharge will operate in the central London Congestion Charge area and will apply to cars, vans, minibuses, coaches and HGVs that do not meet the minimum Euro emissions standards.

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  • LowCVP working closely with Government on key projects

    20/02/2017

    The LowCVP is working closely with OLEV, the Department for Transport and the Joint Air Quality Unit to support these and other government bodies on a number of projects.

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  • Milton Keynes set to open first-ever Electric Vehicle experience centre

    20/02/2017

    The UK’s first multi-brand showroom for electric vehicles as well as charging technology is set to open in Milton Keynes. Due to be launched in Spring this year, the centre will be located in the city’s main shopping centre and run by leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure, Chargemaster. 

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  • London street lights pilot to enable electric vehicle charging

    16/02/2017

    Three street lights in Kensington, central London, have been adapted to provide electric charge points as part of a trial set up by the Borough council in partnership with UK Power Networks and Ubitricity. The adaptation allows two local residents to charge their vehicles from a street light near their front door, and receive accurate bills for their electricity use via their smart phone or home PC.

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