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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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  • Mayor urges London motorists to check vehicles for ULEZ compliance


    The Mayor of London has urged London drivers and businesses with drivers in the capital to check whether their vehicles are compliant with the new, stricter emissions standards that will be introduced for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on 8 April. Drivers of non-compliant cars, vans and motorcycles will need to pay a £12.50 daily charge (buses, coaches and lorries will have to pay a higher charge).

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  • Clean Air Zone 'Whitepaper' to provide advice to businesses on CAZ impacts


    Lombard has collaborated with the University of the West of England to publish a 'Whitepaper' focusing on the impacts of the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) on business fleets. 

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  • Season's Greetings and 2018 review


    As Christmas approaches, it's a time to reflect on what has been another busy and eventful year for the low carbon vehicle agenda. Against the backdrop of the publication of the Government's Road to Zero strategy, the LowCVP has launched several new initiatives and celebrated the Partnership's 15th anniversary at a packed reception in the Houses of Parliament.

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  • Change in the LowCVP Secretariat team


    The LowCVP secretariat team is sad to announce that Szilvia Libor, the Partnership's Membership Coordinator, will be leaving this Christmas to take up a role closer to her home. 

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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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