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  • Government announces review of WLTP and vehicle taxes


    The Treasury has announced a review into the impact of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) on Vehicle Excise Duty and Company Car Tax. The LowCVP will be responding to the review for which the deadline for responses is Sunday 17 February.

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  • LowCVP seeks interest from coach industry in developing low emissions options


    The LowCVP is seeking expressions of interest and engagement from stakeholders in the UK coach industry who are interested in forming an 'interest group' that - under LowCVP's auspices - will work together to address common challenges in cutting both carbon and locally polluting emissions from the coach sector.

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  • EU agrees 2030 new car and van CO2 targets


    EU negotiators have agreed new targets for CO2 emissions from new cars and vans. Under the plans, by 2030, emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% and for vans by 31%. An interim target of a 15% cut for cars and vans by 2025 is also proposed.

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  • COP Summit reaches agreement on measures to enact Paris Climate Pact


    International negotiators reached agreement on a common 'rulebook' for putting the 2015 Paris Agreement into practice. The Katowice Agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature to a rise of well below 2°C. However, new figures show that global CO2 emissions are set to reach a new peak in 2018 as transport demand and coal use has grown.

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  • Report advocates reserving public fast-chargers for battery-only vehicles


    A new report from the RAC Foundation finds that widespread confusion over how fast electric vehicles can be recharged could be undermining efforts to provide an adequate public chargepoint network. It concludes that some public access chargepoints should be reserved for battery-only vehicles rather than 'blocked' by plug-in hybrids which are unable to charge at a high rate. Meanwhile a separate report highlights the opportunities for recharging at commercial and industrial sites.

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  • Mayor of London announces 1.5 degrees-compatible action plan


    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to make London a zero carbon city by 2050. The Mayor says the plan is compatible with the highest ambition of the Paris Agreement which would limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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  • Government funded electric car chargepoints to be 'smart' by July 2019


    The Government has announced that all funded chargepoints for electric vehicle use will have to use innovative 'smart' technology from July 2019 in order that they can be remotely accessed and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal. Smart charging has the potential to reduce high peaks of electricity demand, encourage off-peak charging and minimise the costs of electric vehicles to the electricity system.

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  • Tesco and VW partner to provide UK's largest retail EV charging network


    Tesco and VW have announced the development of what they say is the largest UK retail Electric Vehicle charging network, powered by Pod Point. The network, to have 2,400 charging bays across 600 Tesco stores will involve a combination of (free) 7kW and paid for (rapid) 50kW chargers.

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  • EV Energy Task Force stakeholder launch event - video published


    Over 100 representatives of key stakeholder organisations were represented at the public launch of the Government's new EV Energy Taskforce which is convened by the LowCVP and which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. A new video to introduce the initiative which was filmed a the event has been published.

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  • Hydrogen a credible option to help decarbonise UK energy, transport - report


    A new report from the Committee on Climate Change says that hydrogen is a credible option to help decarbonise the UK energy system but its role depends on early Government commitment and improved support to develop the UK's industrial capability. The report finds hydrogen could replace natural gas in parts of the energy system, where electrification is not feasible or is prohibitively expensive.

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