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  • LowCVP celebrates UK’s pacesetting adoption of low emission buses at LCV2016

    20/09/2016

    Delegates at Cenex-LCV2016 (Sept 14-15)  -  the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community - were transported in some of the latest examples of low emission bus technology which are now being adopted in large numbers by UK operators, thanks to an initiative by the LowCVP. 

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  • London to boast Europe's largest electric bus fleet by the end of 2016

    10/09/2016

    London's Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the introduction of 51 more electric buses for the city which will mean it will have Europe's largest E-bus fleet by the end of 2016. The Mayor says the moves are the first steps towards all 300 central London single deck buses becoming zero emission.

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  • Alexander Dennis to add 100 low carbon bus-building jobs with record R&D grant

    05/09/2016

    LowCVP member Alexander Dennis (ADL) says it will create over 100 new low carbon bus-building jobs at its factory in Falkirk, Scotland following the award of a £7.3m grant from Scottish Enterprise which aims to accelerate the company's nnovative £31 million low carbon vehicles programme. 

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  • Mayor announces low emission bus routes in London

    09/08/2016

    Sadiq Khan, London's Mayor, has announced plans for the first of a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ which he says will "prioritise the greenest buses on the worst polluted routes, as part of his far-reaching plans to clean up the capital’s toxic air".

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  • Final deadline for LowCVP Champions Awards just two days away!

    18/05/2016

    The final deadline for nominations to the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards is just over two days away: Friday May 20th. The Champions Awards celebrate organisations and individuals that have made a real difference in encouraging the development or uptake of low carbon vehicles and fuels. 

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  • Daimler to manufacture electric and hydrogen buses

    20/03/2016

    Daimler Bus, owners of Mercedes-Benz, have announced that the hydrogen fuelled Citaro F-CELL and pure electric Citaro E-CELL will be brought up to assembly line production standard, with the first buses expected to be in operation from 2018.

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

    11/02/2016

    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

    06/01/2016

    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

    22/12/2015

    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

    16/12/2015

    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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