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  • NGO reports push for the end of petrol and diesel engine sales by 2030

    19/03/2018

    Two reports released by WWF, in partnership with Vivid Economics, and Green Alliance propose the 2040 target to end petrol and diesel engine sales, set under the government's Clean Growth Strategy released last year, be brought forward to 2030 to tackle emissions and improve automotive business.

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  • Calor earns RTFCs from imported bio-LPG, plans to go electric

    19/03/2018

    Calor is breaking new ground by claiming Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates for bio-LPG imported from the Netherlands. Calor is reported to have taken delivery of bio-LPG produced from biomethane that is a by-product of Finnish biofuels producer Neste’s biodiesel plant in Rotterdam. “We’ll be claiming RTFCs for these, and in addition we’ll be claiming for Greenhouse Gas Certificates on the imported LPG from April, under the recently revised GHG Directive, when that scheme is expected to launch for the transport sector,” said Paul Blacklock, head of strategy at Calor.

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  • London boroughs set to quadruple the number of electric vehicle public charging points

    16/03/2018

    A survey conducted the London Councils group shows the 32 local authorities are set to build more than 2,600 charging points in the next financial year as demand for EVs in the capitol continues to grow. The analysis shows that since January 2017, London boroughs have installed 644 charging points. Charge points have included a mixture of slow (3kwh, mainly lamp columns), fast (7-22kwh) and rapid (50kwh+) charging solutions, installed strategically to meet local demand and to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. 

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  • Air pollution 'super-inquiry' calls for new clean air fund to follow the 'polluter pays’ principle

    15/03/2018

    An unprecedented joint inquiry by four committees of MPs has concluded that the motor industry should contribute to the cost of a new clean air fund. The Environment, Health, Transport and Environmental Audit committees want a new Clean Air Act, and a clean air fund financed by the motor industry.

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  • Government needs 'radical' plan to spur cleaner vehicle uptake says the RAC

    15/03/2018

    Motoring organisation, the RAC, has said the UK Government must implement 'radical' shorter-term plans to convince drivers to buy low emissions vehicles before the sale of new petrol and diesel motors is ended in 2040.  With sales of pure electric cars dropping off since the start of the year, the organisation urged the government to consider far-reaching policies to encourage uptake by motorists.  

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  • UK’s largest battery project gets planning go-ahead in Swindon

    14/03/2018

    The town of Swindon is to host one of the UK’s largest power storage projects. Swindon Borough Council’s battery will have capacity of 50MWh, the largest possible for a local authority power project.  

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  • Exhibition opportunities at LowCVP's 'Moving North' Conference, 12 April. More leading speakers announced!

    07/03/2018

    The LowCVP is inviting interest in exhibiting at the 'Moving North' Conference to be held in Manchester on April 12. There are limited spots for small vehicle exhibits outside the venue and space inside for small stands. More leading speakers, to follow the opening keynote by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, have been announced. The event is being sponsored by Uber and GEFCO.

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  • England’s chief medical officer calls for focus on air pollution's threat to health

    02/03/2018

    England’s chief medical officer is calling on the government to do more to reduce air pollution by introducing stringent new national standards to reduce the threat posed by the public's health. Dame Sally Davies says pollution must be seen as a public health issue and not just an environmental concern. She recommends the government bring in tougher standards to cut air pollution and standardise any road charging introduced to cut nitrogen dioxide pollution from diesel traffic.

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  • SMMT confirms first annual rise in new car CO2 emissions for nearly 20 years

    27/02/2018

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has confirmed figures first released last month which showed that average new car CO2 emissions increased by 0.8% in 2017 to 121.0g/km. The increase in the fleet average new car CO2 figure follows 19 years of reductions and average emissions are still a third (-33.1%) lower than in 2000.

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  • New report advocates maximising use of EV charging flexibility

    26/02/2018

    The deployment of smart grid technologies, combined with the inherent flexibility in when electric vehicles can be charged, creates the opportunity to significantly increase the utilisation rates of existing network capacity according to a new report from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP).

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