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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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  • LowCVP takes part in leading bus industry event: Euro Bus Expo 2014


    Speaking at the 2014 Euro Bus Expo, the LowCVP's Head of Projects Gloria Esposito outlined to delegates how the Partnership has been working with the Government to successfully expand the UK's low carbon bus market. Nearly 300 exhibitors took part in the event which was also attended by three government ministers, including Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

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  • LowCVP News: Cutting carbon from buses - new report finds progress but need to review incentives to encourage latest technology


    Current incentive mechanisms have been vital to the growth of the low carbon emission bus (LCEB) market according to a new report for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). The Government’s Green Bus Fund (GBF) and enhancements to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) have been key mechanisms driving the introduction of LCEB and uptake but industry specialists interviewed for the report also expressed some concern about aspects of current incentive mechanisms as well as some uncertainty arising from doubts about levels of future support.

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  • European Commission sets out strategy to cut emissions from trucks, buses and coaches


    Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy just adopted by the European Commission. Such heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are responsible for around a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU. Without action, HDV emissions in 2030-2050 are projected to remain close to current, unsustainable levels.

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  • Budget 2014: Greener Journeys calls for 'Bus Bonus'; BVRLA urges support for ULEVs


    In response to the Chancellor's call for policy ideas for the Budget on 19 March, LowCVP member BVRLA is urging the Government to introduce incentives to encourage business take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Greener Journeys, a bus industry collaboration, is calling for a 'Bus Bonus'; a tax incentive to encourage people to commute by bus.

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