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LowCVP publishes work programme alongside Annual Conference

Wed 10 July 2019 | Back to news list


The LowCVP has published its latest work programme for the next year which aims to create the building blocks and evidence base across all road transport areas to enable the largest, most rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The Partnership's work programme will cover key aspects of the electrification agenda as well as initiatives to accelerate the low emission transition through the introduction of cleaner, low carbon combustion fuels.
A key element of this year's programme will be the conclusion of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce (EVET), which was set up at the request of Government to help ensure the UK’s energy system is ready and able to facilitate the mass take up of electric vehicles.
Reducing well- to-wheel GHG impacts through renewable fuels, works alongside the Partnership’s commitment to electrification which should drive its mass uptake in cars, vans and – ultimately, even - heavy vehicles. Throughout this work, robust assessment of the production impacts of the vehicles and the energy (used in both generation and storage) to power them, must be developed to ensure we use the ‘right tools for the right job at the right time’ and deliver the lowest overall GHG impact from road transport.
Linking with this year's LowCVP Conference theme, the Partnership will also be working on projects to stimulate the uptake of high blend renewable fuels and helping further with preparations for the introduction of E10 (a 10% ethanol blend in petrol). 
Building on the leading UK work around the carbon assessment of biofuels, the Partnership will be further developing carbon and sustainability criteria proposals for low carbon transport fuels and other bioenergy sectors. 
Other key areas in the LowCVP’s new work programme include:
  • Identifying the barriers and opportunities for electrification of depot-based fleets.
  • Setting the standards for Ultra Low Emission Trucks to enable the creation of a policy framework to support their accelerated introduction.
  • Developing and promoting the rapidly expanding Ultra Low Emission Bus market
  • Several work-streams will help ensure there is informed demand for low carbon/emission vehicles, through consumer information, labelling and other mechanisms. There will be a particular focus on supporting the finance and leasing sector in accelerating the ULEV transition.
LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake said: “The new ‘net zero’ target means that we must redouble our efforts, working together on the widest range of fronts to deliver our objectives.  
"I’ve no doubt that the UK can lead the way in creating a clean transport future, but this is very challenging and we’ll need the most ambitious policies, innovative products and highly motivated people in every area, to make it happen."

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