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  • European auto sector must decarbonise rapidly to support Paris climate goal - report

    20/09/2018

    A new report by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) for Greenpeace says that new petrol and diesel car sales in Europe must be phased out by 2030 if the sector is to contribute its part to meeting the Paris Climate Change Agreement's 1.5C goal. According to the report authors, the motor industry will exhaust its 'carbon budget' within 5-10 years unless there is a radical shift.

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  • Shell Springboard offers support for low carbon businesses

    20/09/2018

    A total of £350,000 will be given to six winners of Shell Springboard 2019 for the implementation of the best, innovative low carbon business ideas.

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  • New 'Freight Portal' launched to provide advice on operators on cutting emissions

    18/09/2018

    A new 'Freight Portal' to provide advice and information to operators on how to improve efficiency with safer, more sustainable fleets has been created by the Energy Saving Trust as part of an initiative developed in partnership with the LowCVP and supported by the Department for Transport.

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  • £25m new Faraday battery challenge funding for future electric vehicles

    14/09/2018

    The Government has announced a new £25 million funding competition which will offer grants to innovative businesses with projects to develop batteries for future electric vehicles. The competition is to support business-led research and development to improve batteries for automotive applications. Funding is provided by UK Research and Innovation and delivered by Innovate UK.

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  • Why bigger isn't always better; matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment, reveals a new report from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

    12/09/2018

    A new study by Ricardo for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) aims to push the boundaries of knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment, an increasingly important area of research in road transport. As new types and technologies of vehicles enter the market place and as electrification of road transport becomes mainstream, the ability to assess emissions ‘beyond the tailpipe’ to provide the basis for better regulation and more effective policies, will become more and more important.

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  • Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce set up to tackle energy sector opportunities and impacts associated with the rise of electric vehicles

    11/09/2018

    The LowCVP will facilitate the Government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. The anticipated growth in the use of electric and plug-in vehicles over the coming years will create challenges and exciting new opportunities for the rapidly evolving UK electricity supply system.

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  • Rushlight Awards 2018-19 - open for entries until 30 Nov

    10/09/2018

    The Rushlight Awards are now open for entries. These are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally. 

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  • Scottish Government makes £17m low emission transport pledge

    03/09/2018

    The Scottish Government has announced £16.7 million additional funding to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector. The additional money will be used to significantly increase the number of 'green' buses across the country and improve access to electric charging points in homes, businesses and public spaces.

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  • LowCVP and Government Pavilion at LCV Event 2018

    29/08/2018

    The LowCVP will again have a prominent role in Cenex's Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV 2018) which will take place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 12-13 September. The Partnership, a supporting partner of the LCV Event, is involved in the central Government Pavilion which will showcase the different ways government and its agencies are working to accelerate the low emissions transition and to deliver benefits to 'UK Plc'. The LowCVP is also working with Innovate UK to present a new and enhanced incarnation of the Truck Stop, which will show off the latest innovations in low emission truck technology.

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  • New WLTP test is good news for motorists

    29/08/2018

    (LowCVP comment) A lot has changed since the ‘New European Drive Cycle’ (NEDC) official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions standardised laboratory test was introduced in 1992. Back then, the Ford Escort was the UK’s best-selling car and it would be eight years before the first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, launched in Europe (and another 18 until the electric Nissan Leaf appeared). So it is perhaps not surprising that the 25-year-old NEDC test is now considered somewhat out of date. 

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