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  • New LowCVP report: ‘The Journey of the Green Bus’


    Greener, cleaner buses have arrived in large numbers in the UK. They are playing an increasingly important part in cutting carbon emissions from road transport sector and, in particular, reducing pollution in cities around the UK according to a new publication from the LowCVP.

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  • DfT awards £7m for introduction of 439 cleaner buses


    The Department for Transport has announced the winners of the Clean Bus Technology Fund. £7m support is being awarded to 18 local authorities for the introduction of nearly 450 buses fitted with innovative technology to cut harmful emissions by up to 90%. Meanwhile, according to the latest industry statistics, more than half of all new buses and coaches registered in 2015 met the latest Euro-VI emissions standard.

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  • Ambitions revealed in Low Emission Bus Bids


    Details have emerged of two of the bids submitted to the new £30m Low Emission Bus Scheme that shed light on the ambition of two of the UK’s largest operators to roll out the latest bus technologies that will help to tackle both poor air quality and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Government announces plans to tackle poor air quality


    The Government has announced plans to improve air quality in cities which include the introduction of Clean Air Zones in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton by 2020. The Government says that these Zones will not affect private car owners, but will see the most polluting vehicles, like old buses, taxis, coaches and lorries, discouraged from entering the zone through charges.

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  • £5m 'greener' bus fund set to address local air quality issues


    Local authorities across England are being invited to bid for a share of £5 million funding to fit buses with 'green technology' and offer better journeys through the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015. There will be a maximum of £500,000 for bids offering schemes to cut NOx emissions and improve air quality. 

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  • Media release: LowCVP showcases 'Bigger Thinking on Smaller Vehicles' at LCV2015

    Introduces 2015-16 work programme at Cenex-LCV2015 event


    A LowCVP exhibition at LCV2015 (9-10 September, Millbrook) showcases the economic and technical prospects for smaller - L-Category - vehicles in the UK and the potential for their growth to 2020. The exhibition is one element of the LowCVP’s ‘Bigger Thinking on Greener Vehicles’ theme, as the Partnership introduces its work plans for 2015-16 (featured on stand C3-316 at LCV2015). 

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  • LowCVP to hold workshop in York on 6 July to help local authorities make the low emissions vehicle switch


    Following the publication of the LowCVP's "Guide to Local Measures for Encouraging the Uptake of Low Emission Vehicles", the LowCVP is hosting a pilot local authority workshop on 6 July in York to outline best practice measures - targeted at local authorities - for increasing the take-up of low pollution and low carbon vehicles in cities covering cars, vans, taxis, and buses. 

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  • LowCVP launches Low Emission Bus website


    The LowCVP has launched a new Low Emission Bus section on its website to help disseminate information on the Office for Low Emission Vehicle’s Low Emission Bus Scheme. The site provides details of guidance, funding eligibility and the definition of a Low Emission Bus (LEB). The LEB scheme is designed to help bus operators and local authorities source the cleanest bus technologies and stimulate the low and ultra-low emission bus markets.

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  • Government announces £65m funding for low carbon cities and greener buses


    Twelve cities are competing for a share of a £35m Government fund which will support them in demonstrating their potential for becoming exemplars in the adoption of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The Government has also announced that an additional £30m will be made available to encourage the further adoption adoption of low emission buses, an area in which the UK has been at the forefront. 

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  • LowCVP to help OLEV in development of £30m Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme


    The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has published preliminary guidance on the ultra low emission bus scheme for bus operators within England and Wales. The scheme, which the LowCVP will be helping to design, aims to increase the uptake of low and ultra low emission buses.

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