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  • CCC report calls for 'Net Zero' UK commitment, acceleration of EV uptake

    02/05/2019

    The Committee on Climate Change has published a landmark report which calls for the UK to adopt a world-leading target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The report calls for the target for electric cars introduction to be brought forward and for the accelerated introduction of low carbon technologies for other harder-to-electrify vehicle types, such as long-range trucks.

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  • LowCVP Annual Conference 2019 - Future Fuels on the Road to Zero - Book now!

    30/04/2019

    The LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference, taking place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th, will focus on the low carbon fuels agenda; acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and long-term as well as which policy interventions are required to support them.

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  • LowCVP News: New van technologies guide to help cut fuel cost, emissions and climate impact

    30/04/2019

    (LowCVP News Release): The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and Cenex have published a new Low Emission Van Guide to coincide with this week’s CV Show in Birmingham and the revised licensing for drivers of alternatively fuelled vans (announced yesterday by the DfT).

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  • Opposition parties join calls for declaration of Climate Emergency after Extinction Rebellion protests

    29/04/2019

    Opposition parties are calling on the Government to declare a Climate Emergency after protests by Extinction Rebellion activists resulted in disruption in London and over 1,000 arrests. The Labour Party is forcing a vote in Parliament on the issue after a visit by school striker Greta Thunberg to the UK and a high profile television documentary prompted stronger and more urgent calls for action.

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  • Report calls for London to move towards new road user charging scheme to replace C-Charge, ULEZ

    29/04/2019

    A new report from the Centre for London calls for the introduction of a new road user charging scheme which charges drivers on a per-mile basis and varies according to vehicle emissions, local levels of congestion and pollution and the availability of public transport alternatives.

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  • VW study shows CO2 benefits of EVs over whole life-cycle

    25/04/2019

    A study published by car maker Volkswagen finds that for the same model VW Golf operating on different powertrains, the electric vehicle performs better in terms of CO2 emissions than the ICE diesel model with which it is compared over the full life-cycle.

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  • National Infrastructure Commission report calls for 2040 ban on diesel trucks

    19/04/2019

    A new report from the National Infrastructure Commission says that the UK Government should ban the sale of new HGVs running on diesel from 2040. The report's publication coincided with a decision by the European Parliament to pass legislation to mandate that EU-based truck and lorry manufacturers will have to cut CO2 emissions for new vehicles by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.

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  • London's ULEZ begins - in vanguard of major effort to tackle polluted air

    08/04/2019

    The world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has launched in London today; a major element of the capital's efforts to clean up air pollution. London is leading on UK city-based efforts to tackle poor air quality after the UK Government lost several high profile court cases for failing to ensure air quality meets legal standards in several parts of the country. The vehicle standards adopted by the ULEZ are common to Clean Air Zones planned in other cities. 

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  • New app developed to encourage drivers out of their cars

    01/04/2019

    App developers plan to bring technology to market that aims to encourage drivers not to make unneccessary car journeys. The app, which will be activated once the vehicle detects that a person is in the driver's seat and before the engine is turned on will use the latest 'smart' technology to provide the driver with information about alternative ways of making the journey and, perhaps, the benefits of not making the journey at all. 

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  • John Lewis plans zero carbon fleet by 2045

    28/03/2019

    John Lewis Partnership has announced plans for deep decarbonisation targets in line with a 1.5C climate change trajectory, including a pledge to have a carbon-free transport fleet by 2045. The announcement is part of the Partnership’s new zero carbon strategy, which will see the company reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest.

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