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  • Life-cycle Analysis Week webinar series 6-10 July. Register Now!

    23/06/2020

    LowCVP and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) are excited to announce that we'll be hosting a week-long webinar series focused on sustainability and life-cycle analysis in the automotive industry. We'll be joined by a variety of expert guest speakers to discuss hot topics in this arena during #LCAweek from Monday 6 July.

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  • LowCVP webinar series shows authorities how to create an All Electric Bus Town

    28/05/2020

    LowCVP is hosting a series of webinars to support the Department for Transport's All Electric Bus Town project that will see a town in England electrify all of its local bus services. The webinar series features specific case studies of operators and suppliers who have worked to electrify depots and routes to support electric buses. 

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  • Wrightbus owner proposes production of 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet

    28/04/2020

    The new owner of Northern Ireland's Wrightbus whose group also owns a hydrogen-production company, Ryse, has announced proposals to build a 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet across the UK.

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  • Government announces £5 billion of new funding to overhaul bus and cycle links

    11/02/2020

    The Government has announced that £5bn of new funding is to be allocated to overhaul bus and cycle links for every region outside London. The Government says that bus services across the country "will be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses, improved routes and higher frequencies".

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  • LowCVP to host series of zero emission vehicle workshops beginning with events in Perth, Reading

    27/11/2019

    LowCVP will be hosting a series of Zero Emission Fleets workshops in the coming months, focusing on different vehicle sectors. An event in Perth on December 4 will cover commercial fleets while a second, in Reading on December 5, will focus on buses.

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  • Auckland transport accelerates low emissions bus uptake...after LowCVP support

    08/09/2019

    Auckland Transport is accelerating the uptake of low emission buses including electric and fuel cell models as part of its transition to a low emissions bus fleet. Auckland is working to a strategy outlined in its 'Low Emissions Bus Roadmap' which builds upon work provided to city strategists by the LowCVP in 2017-18 and which is referenced in the city's Bus Roadmap. 

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  • Hydrogen buses set for London; five new biomethane refuelling stations to open

    23/05/2019

    Transport for London has ordered 20 new hydrogen fuel cell buses to run in the capital. Meanwhile, CNG Fuels has announced that five new biomethane refuelling stations will open to serve HGV fleet operators who want to make the switch from diesel.

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  • £4m Government funding for technology to improve rural bus services

    26/03/2019

    The Government has announced £4m funding for a new digital platform which will provide location information about rural bus services. The initiative aims to give passengers greater certainty about when their bus will arrive.

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  • EU sets targets for cutting emissions from trucks, buses

    19/02/2019

    The European Union has agreed targets to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 30 percent by a 2030 deadline as part of its commitment to tackle climate change. The proposals also set a 2025 target for truck emissions to be 15% below 2019 levels and the 2030 target is subject to a review in 2022. Earlier this month, the EU also set targets for the procurement of 'clean' buses, trucks and other vehicles procured by public authorities.

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  • Government announces £1m funding to support clean air retrofit solutions

    14/02/2019

    The Government has committed almost £1m funding support to three vehicle retrofit technology suppliers to accredit technologies for cutting polluting emissions from a wider range of vehicle types. The technologies - from Eminox, Proventia and Baumot – will help provide retrofit solutions for many more vehicles in the commercial sector. The funding is being awarded under the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) which was developed by the LowCVP and Energy Saving Trust.

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