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  • Why bigger isn't always better; matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment, reveals a new report from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

    12/09/2018

    A new study by Ricardo for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) aims to push the boundaries of knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment, an increasingly important area of research in road transport. As new types and technologies of vehicles enter the market place and as electrification of road transport becomes mainstream, the ability to assess emissions ‘beyond the tailpipe’ to provide the basis for better regulation and more effective policies, will become more and more important.

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  • Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce set up to tackle energy sector opportunities and impacts associated with the rise of electric vehicles

    11/09/2018

    The LowCVP will facilitate the Government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. The anticipated growth in the use of electric and plug-in vehicles over the coming years will create challenges and exciting new opportunities for the rapidly evolving UK electricity supply system.

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  • Government to consult on green number plates for cleaner vehicles

    10/09/2018

    The Government plans to consult on a proposal for cleaner cars, vans and taxis to be equipped with green number plates as part of plans to promote awareness of ULEVs and support local measures to encourage their use.  

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  • Vivergo announces bioethanol plant closure

    08/09/2018

    Vivergo, the UK's biggest producer of bioethanol has announced it will stop production at its plant near Hull in East Yorkshire. The company has been buying large quantities of wheat from farms in northern England and directly employs 150 people. 

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  • Scottish Government makes £17m low emission transport pledge

    03/09/2018

    The Scottish Government has announced £16.7 million additional funding to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector. The additional money will be used to significantly increase the number of 'green' buses across the country and improve access to electric charging points in homes, businesses and public spaces.

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  • LowCVP and Government Pavilion at LCV Event 2018

    29/08/2018

    The LowCVP will again have a prominent role in Cenex's Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV 2018) which will take place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 12-13 September. The Partnership, a supporting partner of the LCV Event, is involved in the central Government Pavilion which will showcase the different ways government and its agencies are working to accelerate the low emissions transition and to deliver benefits to 'UK Plc'. The LowCVP is also working with Innovate UK to present a new and enhanced incarnation of the Truck Stop, which will show off the latest innovations in low emission truck technology.

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  • New WLTP test is good news for motorists

    29/08/2018

    (LowCVP comment) A lot has changed since the ‘New European Drive Cycle’ (NEDC) official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions standardised laboratory test was introduced in 1992. Back then, the Ford Escort was the UK’s best-selling car and it would be eight years before the first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, launched in Europe (and another 18 until the electric Nissan Leaf appeared). So it is perhaps not surprising that the 25-year-old NEDC test is now considered somewhat out of date. 

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  • Sustainability hub 2018 party conference events - final event 1 October

    25/08/2018

    The sustainability hub - of which the LowCVP is a member - has been holding its annual series of political party conference receptions, roundtables and networking events and policy forums in the next two months. The final event will take place on Monday 1 October at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. 

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  • LowCVP and Innovate UK to present Low Emission Truckstop at LCV 2018

    25/08/2018

    LowCVP and Innovate UK will be showcasing some of the best in low emission truck and van technology at the upcoming LCV 2018 Event to be held at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, on 12-13 September. Projects supported through the Low Emission Freight Trial (LEFT) will be on display on the Steering Pad (SP18) and will join a convoy to leave the show on the second day.

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  • LowCVP completes study to inform presentation of environmental information to car buyers

    22/08/2018

    The LowCVP has recently completed a research study to provide insights into how car buyers access and perceive environmental and fuel consumption information relating to vehicles and fuels and how this can affect purchase decisions. The study will help inform the presentation of future ‘environmental’ labels and other manifestations of information for car buyers. 

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