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  • Government announces £1m funding to support clean air retrofit solutions


    The Government has committed almost £1m funding support to three vehicle retrofit technology suppliers to accredit technologies for cutting polluting emissions from a wider range of vehicle types. The technologies - from Eminox, Proventia and Baumot – will help provide retrofit solutions for many more vehicles in the commercial sector. The funding is being awarded under the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) which was developed by the LowCVP and Energy Saving Trust.

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  • Achieving Road to Zero for Local Authorities; Best Practice Workshops during March 2019


    The Energy Saving Trust, with support from the Department for Transport, JAQU and the LowCVP, is organising a series of free workshops during March 2019 to give advice to local authorities on how to implement and accelerate the transition to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

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  • Buses lead the way on the ‘Road to Zero’


    (Media release:) The LowCVP welcomes the announcement of the winners of the latest round of Ultra-Low Emission Bus funding which will provide £48m support for 263 ultra-low emission vehicles.  

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  • LowCVP and NFDA collaborate to help motorists make the most of the new fuel economy figures


    The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and LowCVP have worked together to help customers at car dealerships understand that that more reliable fuel economy and emissions figures are now available to them as a result of the introduction of the new WLTP fuel economy tests. 

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  • Battery electric car wins WhatCar Car of the Year Award for the first time


    For the first time, a battery electric vehicle has been named the WhatCar Car of the Year. WhatCar said that the Kia e-Niro is "the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives". 

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  • Deloitte projects EV 'tipping point' when price parity with ICE vehicles is reached in 2024


    New analysis by Deloitte forecasts that the cost of owning a battery electric vehicle (BEV) - without subsidy - will reach price parity with that of a petrol or diesel vehicle in 2024. If the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant is maintained at its current level, price parity could be reached as early as 2021. Meanwhile, a separate Reuters analysis says that global car makers are planning to spend over $300bn on electric vehicles and related technology.

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  • Uber introduces 15p/mile fee to help fund driver EV uptake


    Uber fares have risen by 15p mile in London this month, representing a 'clean air fee'. Uber expects to raise over £200m from the levy which will be used to support the transition of its drivers to electric vehicles over the next few years. The company says the first 20,000 drivers will upgrade to electric vehicles by the end of 2021.

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  • Government publishes Clean Air Strategy; long-term target to cut damaging pollutants


    The Government has published a wide-ranging Clean Air Strategy with a focus on reducing people's exposure to five primary pollutants including particulate matter, which the World Health Organisation has identified as the most damaging pollutant. The strategy includes an 'ambitious, long-term' target to reduce exposure to fine primary particulate matter (PM2.5).

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  • Government publishes response to BEIS Committee report on EVs


    The Government has published its response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee report into driving the EV transition which was published last October. The Government says "the UK’s low emission vehicle industry is a huge success story and a great source of strength in our economy. The Government wants to take advantage of the economic opportunities now emerging globally, as countries move towards a cleaner future for road transport".

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  • ICCT report finds narrowing of gap between stated and 'real world' fuel economy - but gap is still wide


    For the first time in years, the average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU in 2017 did not increase according to an updated analysis by the ICCT. However, the gap only stabilised at 39 percent. The ICCT says that the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled since 2001.

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