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  • Company Car Tax: New rates, new savings...and new numbers

    30/03/2020

    The way company car tax is calculated changes from 6 April 2020. For drivers of zero and some ultra-low emissions company cars there are very big savings to be had, so long as you have the right information.

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  • LowCVP statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    26/03/2020

    The spread of COVID-19 across the UK and much of the world has brought challenges for us all. The LowCVP team is adopting working practices in accordance with isolation rules announced by the Government and will continue to focus on our mission to support the transition to low carbon vehicles and fuels in pursuit of the 2050 Net Zero objectives.

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  • LowCVP News: New guide highlights low carbon and sustainable fuel opportunities for decarbonisation of commercial fleets

    23/03/2020

    (LowCVP news release:) The Renewable Fuels Guide, produced by the LowCVP and Cenex, and supported by CNG Fuels and Scania shows how the adoption of renewable fuels from sustainable feedstocks offers one of the most rapid, and economically viable, routes to lowering emissions for such vehicles, both new and those already in service. 

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  • Government announces consultation on the introduction of E10 fuel at filling stations across the UK

    04/03/2020

    The Government has announced 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. It will consult on plans for the fuel to become the standard grade of petrol at UK filling stations from 2021.

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  • Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce - report launch video published!

    26/02/2020

    A video recorded at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce has been published. It provides a bite-sized summary of the government-backed project which brought together key players in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. The report demonstrated that an effectively managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can significantly improve electricity network efficiency, increase system resilience and limit the requirement to build costly new infrastructure to meet growing electricity demand. 

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  • Government reshuffle brings new ministers into DfT, BEIS

    14/02/2020

    Rachel Maclean MP is the new minister for the 'future of transport', including LowCVP areas of transport decarbonisation and the environment following a wide-ranging reshuffle of the Government on 13-14 February. She takes over from George Freeman MP. Alok Sharma MP has been appointed as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is also named as President for CoP26, the major international climate change conference which will take place in Glasgow in November. 

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  • Government announces £5 billion of new funding to overhaul bus and cycle links

    11/02/2020

    The Government has announced that £5bn of new funding is to be allocated to overhaul bus and cycle links for every region outside London. The Government says that bus services across the country "will be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses, improved routes and higher frequencies".

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  • Government brings forward target to end sales of combustion engine cars to 2035

    04/02/2020

    The Government has announced that it plans to bring forward the ending of the sale of combustion engine cars and vans in the UK from 2040 to 2035. Making the announcement at the launch of the UN Climate Summit - which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November - the Government also confirmed that the proposals include ending the sale of all hybrid vehicles. It says that the deadline may be earlier if a faster transition is feasible, subject to consultation. 

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  • Ofgem publishes decarbonisation action plan

    03/02/2020

    Ofgem has published a Decarbonisation Action Plan which sets out nine actions required to be taken over the next eighteen months to ensure energy networks are ready to deliver net zero, support Government in tackling the difficult question of how to decarbonise heat and transport and encourage innovation to provide new low carbon products and services for consumers. The plan has been generally welcomed by industry and consumer groups.

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  • New reports point way ahead for freight and fuels in low carbon transition

    30/01/2020

    The Road Haulage Association has set out its general approach to decarbonising the freight and logistics sector, calling on the Government to develop a 'freight roadmap' towards net zero and develop consistent, supportive policies to "give our members confidence to plan for a green future". Meanwhile, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has published a separate report which focuses on the importance of using cleaner fuels in IC-engines to support the electric transition. 

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