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  • LowCVP and Transport for London unify bus test to support UK manufacturers

    31/10/2018

    From the 1st November 2018, there will be one unified test procedure used by both Transport for London (TfL) and the national Ultra Low Emission Bus (ULEB) accreditation scheme, streamlining market access for manufacturers of clean, low carbon buses. The use of the same test will enable manufactures to test a vehicle once and for it to be eligible for use in both London market as well as qualifying for national grant schemes.

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  • Chinese cities lead the world in EV uptake, Europe lags behind - ICCT report

    31/10/2018

    A new briefing from the International Council in Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows that Chinese cities are leading the way in terms of the numbers of electric vehicles in operation. Nearly half of the world's 3.1m EVs (end-2017) were in 25 cities. European cities lag behind; London is in 17th place behind Paris (15th) and Oslo (5th).

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  • Budget confirms fuel duty freeze, alternative fuels duty differential and more funding to build battery benefits

    30/10/2018

    The 2018 Budget has confirmed that the Government will maintain the difference between alternative and main road fuel duty rates until 2032 to support the decarbonisation of the UK transport sector, subject to review in 2024. The Chancellor also confirmed that fuel duty will be frozen for a ninth consecutive year and also that there will be £78m more support for the Stephenson Challenge, to encourage innovation in electric motor technology. 

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  • Ensus' Teesside plant to pause production due to 'difficult market conditions'

    25/10/2018

    Ensus has announced that it is to pause production of bioethanol at its Teesside plant from the end of November. Owner of the plant at Wilton, CropEnergies AG, said the production pause is down to "difficult market conditions". The pause follows the recent closure of Vivergo's bioethanol plant near Hull.

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  • Uber announces fares levy to help drivers switch to electric vehicles in London

    24/10/2018

    Uber has announced that it will introduce a 'clean air fee' of of 15p per mile for every trip booked through the Uber app in London. The proceeds, says Uber, will go towards helping drivers upgrade to an electric vehicle as well as other clean air initiatives. It aims for every car using the Uber app in the capital to be fully electric by 2025. Meanwhile the company has also announced what it is calling a $10m fund for sustainable mobility. 

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  • EDF Energy announces plans to install 1,500 V2G chargers in UK

    24/10/2018

    EDF Energy has announced plans to install 1,500 vehicle-to-grid chargers for its business customers in UK through a joint venture with San Diego-based Nuvve. Meanwhile, the first vehicle-to-grid trial project from the £30 million Government competition, thought to be “the largest, most diverse” project of its kind in the world, will be completed in May 2019 according to Innovate UK’s lead on the project. (Note: Resources related to this topic from the LowCVP-facilitated EV Energy Taskforce are now available - see below.)

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  • BEIS Committee calls for sales of new diesel and petrol cars to end in 2032

    20/10/2018

    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report which describes the Government's 2040 targets for zero emission cars as 'vague and unambitious'. It calls for the Government to bring forward a 'clear, precise target for new sales of cars and vans to be zero emission by 2032' (similar to the targets set in Scotland). Meanwhile, the Committee on Climate Change has also called for accelerated ambition on EV introduction.

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  • LowCVP 'blog' for Green GB Week: Focus on collaboration as LowCVP passes 200 members

    19/10/2018

    As Green GB week draws to a close, today’s headlines and social media discussions demonstrate admirably how far we have come, how far we have to go…but also how important working in partnership is and will be. LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake's blog for Green GB Week... 

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

    19/10/2018

    The Rushlight Awards will close for entries on November 30. 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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  • LowCVP 'blog' for Green GB Week: Mobility in a modern world

    18/10/2018

    Getting around has never been so easy, or so difficult, depending on your perspective. If you’re a bit of a techno-phobe you’re likely stuck with the traditional choices; your own car or bike (if you have them), the bus, train, or – in cities – the tube or tram. But the growing number of rules and restrictions around using your own car and the general increase in congestion means that you’re likely to find getting around more complex, at least in cities. Neil Wallis, LowCVP Head of Comms,'blog' for Green GB Week...

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