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  • Plug-in Car Grants cut early after 'exceptional demand' surge

    12/10/2018

    Having announced that funding to support electric and hybrid cars would be cut by November 9, the Government brought forward the change to October 21 following an 'exceptional demand' surge. Grants for 'Category 1' vehicles, which have a range of 70 miles or more, have been cut from £4,500 to £3,500 while plug-in hybrid (Categories 2 and 3) models will no longer be eligible for a grant.

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  • LowCVP members collaborate in 'green diesel' HVO coach trial

    12/10/2018

    In the search for options to decarbonise the coach sector, two LowCVP members have come together to trial a 'green diesel' which they say could save up to 90% greenhouse gas emissions on a well-to-wheel basis, without impacting maintenance regimes or vehicle warranties. 

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  • Climate report: achieving 1.5°C target requires "unprecedented changes in all aspects of society"

    09/10/2018

    Limiting global warming to 1.5°C now requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said in a major new report, just released. The Panel says that limiting warming to 1.5°C rather than 2°C "could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society".

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  • Green taxi guide launched to support drive for cleaner city air

    05/10/2018

    LowCVP News: Improving the quality of the air we breathe in our towns and cities has never been more important, yet many local authorities are struggling to meet challenging targets for cutting pollution. To support today’s announcement from Defra which provides details on actions to tackle air quality from 33 local authorities, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and Energy Saving Trust (EST) are jointly publishing the ‘Low Emission Taxi Guide’. 

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  • Government announces £2.5m funding for the LowCVP’s emissions-cutting retrofit scheme

    28/09/2018

    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) welcomes today’s announcement that up to £2.5 million Government funding is being made available to increase the range of vehicle retrofit technologies capable of cutting emissions from larger road vehicles already in use and enable them to meet Clean Air Zone and ULEZ requirements. 

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  • European auto sector must decarbonise rapidly to support Paris climate goal - report

    20/09/2018

    A new report by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) for Greenpeace says that new petrol and diesel car sales in Europe must be phased out by 2030 if the sector is to contribute its part to meeting the Paris Climate Change Agreement's 1.5°C goal. According to the report authors, the motor industry will exhaust its 'carbon budget' within 5-10 years unless there is a radical shift.

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  • Shell Springboard offers support for low carbon businesses

    20/09/2018

    A total of £350,000 will be given to six winners of Shell Springboard 2019 for the implementation of the best, innovative low carbon business ideas.

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  • New 'Freight Portal' launched to provide advice on operators on cutting emissions

    18/09/2018

    A new 'Freight Portal' to provide advice and information to operators on how to improve efficiency with safer, more sustainable fleets has been created by the Energy Saving Trust as part of an initiative developed in partnership with the LowCVP and supported by the Department for Transport.

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  • LowCVP takes part in 'Government Pavilion', Low Emission Truckstop at LCV2018 event

    16/09/2018

    This year's Cenex-LCV2018 Event - of which the LowCVP is a supporting partner - was the biggest ever with nearly 4,400 visitors attending. This year the event also formed the second day of the ZEV Summit which took place in Birmingham the day before the first day of this year's LCV show.

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  • £25m new Faraday battery challenge funding for future electric vehicles

    14/09/2018

    The Government has announced a new £25 million funding competition which will offer grants to innovative businesses with projects to develop batteries for future electric vehicles. The competition is to support business-led research and development to improve batteries for automotive applications. Funding is provided by UK Research and Innovation and delivered by Innovate UK.

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