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  • Lifestyle change more important than technical progress in cutting carbon from transport - Oxford Univ study

    31/05/2018

    New research from Oxford University finds that changing our lifestyles and the way we travel could have as big, if not more of an impact on carbon dioxide emissions from transport than technical progress, including the adoption of electric vehicles.

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  • LowCVP Conference, 12 July - don't miss the 'early bird' booking deadline!

    30/05/2018

    Further speakers have been announced for the LowCVP's Annual Conference which will address what it's going to take to bring consumers on the zero emission transport journey. Don't miss the 'early bird' booking deadline of 1 June!

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  • Birmingham and LCV2018 to host world's first zero emission vehicle summit

    24/05/2018

    Following the Prime Minister's announcement last Autumn, the Government has announced that the UK will host a 'world first' zero emission vehicle technology summit over two days (11 and 12 September); the first day in Birmingham and the second at Cenex's Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2018 at Millbrook. 

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  • Car dealerships 'dismissive' of electric cars are barrier to uptake - report

    24/05/2018

    A report published in the journal Nature Energy says that car dealerships in several European Countries pose a significant barrier to the uptake of electric vehicles; a survey of 126 shopping experiences at 82 dealerships found that dealers were generally dismissive of EVs, encouraging buyers to favour petrol and diesel models. Meanwhile, a separate study finds that a lack of electric models, rather than charging infrastructure is the bigger constraint on EV uptake.

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  • Defra launches new Clean Air Strategy

    22/05/2018

    The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a new Clean Air Strategy which aims to cut air pollution. It will be backed up through new primary legislation.

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  • Obituary: Adrian Wickens, a stalwart of the LowCVP

    22/05/2018

    All of us in the LowCVP secretariat were very sorry to learn of the death of Adrian Wickens, former Volvo Bus UK Product Planning Manager and Corporate Spokesman. Adrian was a very active and strong supporter of the LowCVP and a highly respected industry figure.  

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  • Bloomberg projects surge in EV sales to 2030; growth in leasing

    22/05/2018

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance's global long-term Electric Vehicle Outlook projects that EV sales will rise from a record 1.1m globally in 2017 to 11 million in 2025 and then surge to 30 million in 2030 as they become cheaper to make than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. In associated commentary, Bloomberg says that the rise in EVs will be associated with an increase in vehicle leasing rather than outright purchase. 

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  • European Commission puts forward proposals to tackle carbon emissions from HGVs for first time

    21/05/2018

    The European Commission has put forward proposals to regulate carbon emissions from heavy-duty vehicles for the first time. Lorries, coaches and buses contribute 6% of all the EU's carbon emissions and their share is growing. The plan aims to cut emissions from the sector by 30% by 2030.

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  • £1.6bn battery and EV charging project wins backing

    21/05/2018

    Pivot Power has announced plans to build a world-first 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and nationwide network of rapid chargers for EVs. The £1.6bn scheme aims to support EV adoption and introduce flexibility into the energy system to accommodate potential mass EV charging.

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  • LowCVP points the way to future freight strategy

    16/05/2018

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership – the stakeholder group established to accelerate the shift to low emission road transport – is overseeing a programme of robust comparative testing of the latest, most innovative commercial vehicle technologies targeted at emissions reduction and fuel saving.

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