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  • Government announces £40m funding for low emission buses


    The Government has announced that 20 local authorities will share £40m funding as part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund. The support is based on the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme which was launched, with Government support by the LowCVP and EST in August 2017.

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  • UK Government launches open consultation on improving road vehicles, air quality and safety


    The Government has launched an open consultation outlining its plans for change in the law which will hold vehicle importers and dealer-distributors to account if vehicles are sold with emissions so-called 'defeat devices'. Transport minister Jesse Norman is opening a consultation today outlining the new measures. 

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  • LowCVP 2018 "Moving North" Conference, 12 April, Manchester


    LowCVP’s 2018 'Moving North' Conference will open with a keynote address by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The event will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel supply companies in the Northern Powerhouse that are being stimulated by the low carbon shift.

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  • £42m Faraday Challenge funding announced


    The Faraday Institution has announced that it will be providing up to £42 million in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery-related obstacles to the uptake of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. 

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  • Smart charging innovation key to managing power impacts of EV uptake - report


    New research says that the UK's energy system will be able to cope with extra electricity demand from millions of electric vehicles providing effective smart charging innovations, some of which are now being trialled, are introduced. Aurora Energy Research says the number of EVs on Britain's road will rise from around 120,000 today to 10 million by 2035.

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  • LowCVP 15th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception, 20 March - save the date!


    The LowCVP will be celebrating our 15th anniversary in the impressive surroundings of the Terrace Pavilion in the House of Commons on Tuesday 20 March 2018 from 4-6pm. Hosted by Lillian Greenwood MP, Chair of Transport Select Committee, this high profile reception will review and celebrate the significant progress made towards low emissions road transport over the last 15 years and focus on some of the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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  • Low carbon innovation is road to future sales - new report


    A new report by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) says that the global motor industry is facing a double hit of disruption from the rise of EVs and autonomous and shared driving. It says that over a fifth of profits are likely to shift to technology companies like Uber and Google by 2030. The report ranks 16 of the world’s largest publicly listed motor companies on readiness for a low carbon transition.

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  • Government announces agreement of Automotive Sector Deal


    The Government has announced the conclusion of an Automotive Sector Deal with the UK automotive industry. The agreeement aims to build on the strengths of the UK auto sector and further develop the strong collaborative partnership established between government and industry.

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  • APC UK announces £30m for collaborative projects


    The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s latest funding competition is now open, offering up to £30 million matched funding for innovation that actively accelerates the introduction of low carbon propulsion technologies to the market. 

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  • New ministerial responsibilities confirmed at DfT and BEIS following reshuffle


    In a new year reshuffle the Prime Minister has changed the ministerial teams at both DfT and BEIS. While Jesse Norman MP retains responsibility at DfT for most of the transport and environment agenda (including electric and autonomous vehicles), new minister Nusrat Ghani (pictured) now takes responsibility for buses and taxis. Jo Johnson MP also joins DfT as minister of state, responsible mainly for rail-related issues; Baroness Sugg also joins as Parliamentary Under-Secretary.

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