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  • Philip Sellwood CBE is new Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

    07/05/2020

    Philip Sellwood has been named as the new Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), the 200+ member organisation which works closely with government and the widest range of stakeholders to deliver progress in the transition to net zero in road transport.

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  • A year to be proud of: LowCVP publishes summary of 2019-20 projects and key outputs

    30/04/2020

    In 2019-20, working in partnership with our highly valued members, LowCVP has delivered outputs from 28 important projects, holding over 100 meetings, workshops and other events and collaborating with around 500 different organisations. A summary of the completed projects is published today and available for download from the LowCVP website.

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  • LowCVP responds to consultation on the introduction of E10 fuel at filling stations across the UK

    30/04/2020

    The LowCVP has responded to the Government's proposals for the introduction of E10 petrol - up to a 10% blend of ethanol in petrol supplied to forecourts, rising from the current 5% limit. The consultation period formally ends next Sunday 3rd May.

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  • Surveys project fall in public transport and private car use after lockdown

    29/04/2020

    Two new opinion surveys find that travel behaviour could change significantly after the Covid-19 lockdown is released with respondents suggesting that 22% will reduce their personal car use while there could also be a 20% fall in public transport usership. A rise in home working and virtual meetings are expected. Meanwhile, the Government is facing a legal challenge over its road building plans.

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  • LowCVP Conference, July 15, to focus on 'seizing the moment' for greener road transport

    29/04/2020

    LowCVP's Annual Conference on-line will focus on how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as we emerge from the pandemic. The event will also provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government's 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan. It will utilise the latest in digital conferencing technology to maximise the opportunities for interactivity, information sharing and networking.

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  • Electric cars "proving a practical proposition" - doing more miles a year than petrol cars - study

    28/04/2020

    Research by the RAC Foundation has found that new electric cars have travelled over 25% more miles, on average, than new petrol cars. The research - carried out before the Coronavirus lockdown - also found that Tesla models travelled an average of 12,459 miles a year compared with 10,377 a year for all vehicles.

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  • Leading world figures call for a green transition as route out of Covid crisis

    28/04/2020

    Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, is among a number of leading world voices to say that the fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic presents an historic opportunity to scale up the technologies needed to speed a transition to cleaner energy and transport. The UK's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that it is "the duty of every responsible government" to reboot economies along climate-resilient lines.  Leading figures from Germany, the EU and UK have also made similar calls.

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  • Wrightbus owner proposes production of 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet

    28/04/2020

    The new owner of Northern Ireland's Wrightbus whose group also owns a hydrogen-production company, Ryse, has announced proposals to build a 3,000-strong hydrogen bus fleet across the UK.

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  • New car environmental label shows car buyers the way to lower running costs and emissions

    28/04/2020

    As car dealerships begin to open their doors to customers, motorists will find it much easier to discover which new car could cost them the least to run and – crucially – has the lowest emissions. A new car 'environmental label, redesigned by LowCVP for the new WLTP regime, includes new information that’s clearer, easier to follow and actively encourages motorists to consider low or zero-emissions cars.

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  • Dates of APC16 funding competition announced

    25/04/2020

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre has announced the open dates of the next round of grant funding from the £1bn 'pot' set up by Government and industry to accelerate the development of low carbon technology from research to the point of commercialisation. APC16 will open on 27 May and close on 18 July 2020.

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