Log in to access members-only content

News

This section provides the latest market news for low carbon buses in the United Kingdom, the number of vehicles in circulation and where they are in service. You can search for specific items of news by typing in a keyword.

119 news articles found  [Displaying 1 to 10]

  • 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.

    Read more

  • £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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • Buses lead the way on the ‘Road to Zero’

    06/02/2019

    (Media release:) The LowCVP welcomes the announcement of the winners of the latest round of Ultra-Low Emission Bus funding which will provide £48m support for 263 ultra-low emission vehicles.  

    Read more

  • Government announces £14m hydrogen vehicle winners and £6m funding for electric taxi recharging

    05/02/2019

    The Government has announced the winning bids for a £14m hydrogen vehicle competition, involving 6 different projects from across the UK. Also announced was the award of over £6m to support the installation of around 300 rapid chargepoints and 46 fast chargepoints for electric taxis operating in 17 local authority areas including in Greater Manchester, Brighton and Hove, Leicester and the north east. 

    Read more

  • LowCVP seeks interest from coach industry in developing low emissions options

    18/12/2018

    The LowCVP is seeking expressions of interest and engagement from stakeholders in the UK coach industry who are interested in forming an 'interest group' that - under LowCVP's auspices - will work together to address common challenges in cutting both carbon and locally polluting emissions from the coach sector.

    Read more

  • LowCVP and Transport for London unify bus test to support UK manufacturers

    31/10/2018

    From the 1st November 2018, there will be one unified test procedure used by both Transport for London (TfL) and the national Ultra Low Emission Bus (ULEB) accreditation scheme, streamlining market access for manufacturers of clean, low carbon buses. The use of the same test will enable manufactures to test a vehicle once and for it to be eligible for use in both London market as well as qualifying for national grant schemes.

    Read more

  • Scottish Government makes £17m low emission transport pledge

    03/09/2018

    The Scottish Government has announced £16.7 million additional funding to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector. The additional money will be used to significantly increase the number of 'green' buses across the country and improve access to electric charging points in homes, businesses and public spaces.

    Read more

  • Study finds electric buses operating are cleaner on well-to-wheel GHG basis all over US

    14/08/2018

    A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that electric buses operating in all areas of the United States (i.e. under widely varying electricity grid mix) produce lower emissions of greenhouse gases than the diesel or natural gas buses that they replace.

    Read more

Search news