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  • Six electric Irizar ie buses go live in Luxembourg


    Minister François Bausch together with the technical services of the Ministry of Transport and Voyages Emile Webter, as well as representatives from Irizar e-mobility, have officially presented the first six electric buses of a total of ten which will be delivered over the course of this year.

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  • eLIPTIC final conference highlights prospects for electric buses in cities


    The eLIPTIC project, in which the LowCVP has been a partner, has come to an end with the final conference taking place in Bremen, Germany from 25-27th April 2018. The three-year Horizon 2020 project looked to assess the potential for using existing electrical infrastructure to support the roll-out of electric vehicles in cities, with a focus on electric buses.

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  • LowCVP 2018 "Moving North" Conference, 12 April, Manchester


    LowCVP’s 2018 'Moving North' Conference will open with a keynote address by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The event will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel supply companies in the Northern Powerhouse that are being stimulated by the low carbon shift.

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  • LowCVP identifies robust ‘quick win’ technologies in battle against air pollution


    Working with the government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) the LowCVP has identified and assessed some of the most effective vehicle retrofit technologies capable of making a near-term impact on air pollution in Britain. Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. The UK government recently announced its plans to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and intends to publish a wider Clean Air Strategy next year. 

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  • Winning bids for £11m low emission bus funding announced


    The winning bidders who will share £11 million funding for low emission buses in England and Wales have been named by the government. The money will help councils and bus companies to buy 153 electric and gas-powered vehicles and to install stations to fuel or charge them.

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  • Mayor announces two new electric bus routes to cut air pollution in London


    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced two additional all-electric bus routes for the capital. Starting in Spring 2018, 36 electric buses will run on route C1 (White City to Victoria) and route 70 (South Kensington and Acton) This will boost the total number of electric buses in London to 121, in addition to the 2,000 hybrid-electric buses already on the road. 

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  • Third and final instalment of LowCVP's 'Green Bus' box set published


    The LowCVP has published the third in a 'trilogy' of reports for Greener Journeys describing how significant progress has been made in 'greening' the UK bus sector through long-term policy focus, industrial commitment and effective partnership working between a wide range of stakeholders and, ultimately, focusing on passengers' needs.

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  • China plans to quadruple EV production; record sales in 2016


    Plug-in car sales in China were expected to exceed 350,000 and the country is now reported to have the largest EV fleet in the world. Manufacturers are rushing to boost EV production in China - which is expected to quadruple by 2020 - stoking fears of potential overcapacity. Meanwhile Tianjin, a major industrial city in north China has introduced 500 new electric buses, boosting its electric fleet to 1,346 vehicles.

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  • London to introduce ten new Low Emission Bus Zones to help tackle air pollution


    The Mayor of London has announced plans to introduce ten more Low Emission Bus Zones, deploying the lowest emission buses on the capital's most polluted routes. The announcement brings the number of Low Emission Zones planned for London to twelve.

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  • Cenex LCV2016 sees 10% rise in visitor numbers, more exhibitors


    With over 3,100 attendees, Cenex-LCV2016 achieved a 10% total increase in visitor and exhibitor attendance compared with LCV2015. Hosted at Millbrook, the event featured over 226 exhibitors (up 7%) and 122 vehicles on display (up 16 %).  More than 90 presentations were made and in addition, more than 330 people attended the Cenex-LowCVP LCV2016 networking dinner, at the MK Dons Stadium.

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