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  • Germany, France announce plans to strengthen EV incentives


    The Franch Government plans to invest €700 million over the next five years in an attempt to ensure the country becomes a leader in electric vehicle (EV) battery technology and fend off the challenge from Asian rivals. The German Government announced a similar move in November last year when it said it would set aside €1 billion to support battery cell production in the country to reduce reliance on overseas components in its domestic market. Germany will also extend company car tax incentives for EVs.

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  • Transport for London boosts funding for cleaner taxis by £24m


    Transport for London has announced that it will invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to zero and low emission vehicles to help tackle the capital's air quality problems and limit climate change. The funding will support drivers in switching to the latest electric vehicles or repowering existing models to LPG.

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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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  • ICCT review says tax incentives for EVs can drive uptake


    A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation says that together with legislated emissions limits, appropriate taxes and related policies can help accelerate emissions reductions by giving incentives for buying low emission vehicles, creating a market-pull effect. The report provides an overview of vehicle taxation policy across Europe.

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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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  • UK greenhouse gas emissions down 42% since 1990 but world heading for warmest decade


    A report, published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in February, has found that UK greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 42 per cent since 1990. However, the UK Met Office has recently warned that the world is heading for the warmest decade since records began.

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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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  • Government announces £14m hydrogen vehicle winners and £6m funding for electric taxi recharging


    The Government has announced the winning bids for a £14m hydrogen vehicle competition, involving 6 different projects from across the UK. Also announced was the award of over £6m to support the installation of around 300 rapid chargepoints and 46 fast chargepoints for electric taxis operating in 17 local authority areas including in Greater Manchester, Brighton and Hove, Leicester and the north east. 

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  • Electric Nation project completes largest EV smart charging trial


    The Electric Nation project has completed its smart charging trials and has concluded that smart charging can be a key solution to easing the impact of increasing numbers of EVs on the electricity network. The initial findings suggest that there is sufficient flexibility in EV home charging behaviours to manage changing away from peak demand periods.

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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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