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  • LowCVP holds UK eBus Summit for eLIPTIC project


    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) hosted a national launch event for the Horizon 2020 project 'Electrifying Public Transport in Cities' (eLITPIC) in London on the 10th November. The UK eBus Summit brought together best practice examples of electric bus and supporting infrastructure deployment in the UK alongside an introduction to the variety of demonstration projects being undertaken across 12 European cities as part of the eLITPIC project.

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  • 'Low carbon cars in the 2020s: Consumer impacts and EU policy implications' - new BEUC report


    A new report for the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) by Element Energy assesses the financial effects on consumers of lower carbon vehicles beyond 2020. It also examines what policy makers will need to do in order to deliver the necessary reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles.

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  • Business secretary says clean automotive sector to be heart of industrial strategy; JLR reveals vision for UK electric car plant


    The Business Secretary Greg Clark has clearly signalled that making Britain a world-leading hub for electric and next-generation vehicles is to be placed at the heart of the Government's industrial strategy. Speaking at the same event, Ralf Speth, Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover, said that his company would like to build an electric car plant and a battery factory in Britain.

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  • Chancellor announces ongoing support for ULEVs in Autumn Statement


    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced £375m in additional support between 2017 and 2021 to accelerate the transition to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the Autumn Statement. The funding includes £150m to create a cleaner bus and taxi fleet; £80m towards EV charging infrastructure; £40m of additional support for the Plug-In-Car Grant and £20 million for the development of alternative fuels for HGVs and aviation.

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  • Government must expedite air quality plans following Client Earth legal victories


    Client Earth, a campaigning environmental law group, has won a case in the High Court against the Government over the failure to tackle air pollution across the UK. The presiding judge said that the Environment Secretary had failed to take measures that would bring the UK into compliance with the law “as soon as possible” and said that ministers knew that over optimistic pollution modelling was being used.

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  • New report proposes roadmap for hydrogen and fuel cells in the UK


    A new roadmap provides an overarching framework for hydrogen and fuel cells to play a greater role in the UK's energy mix, including transport. Commissioned by a range of stakeholders including the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Scottish Government and Innovate UK the report outlines the principal benefits of adopting hydrogen and fuel cells.

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  • UK ratifies Paris Agreement in Marrakech as treaty enters into force


    The landmark Paris Agreement has entered into force and has also been ratified by the UK Government at the latest gathering of world climate leaders in Marrakech - COP22 - providing a clear sign of the continued commitment to climate action across the world. Leaders from eight countries, including the UK, also announced a commitment to increase the share of low emission vehicles in their government fleets.

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  • Toyota establishes in-house electric vehicle unit


    Toyota, the world's largest car maker, has announced that it will establish a new in-house unit to focus solely on the development of electric cars and associated marketing.

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  • Bolder action needed as catalyst for UK low carbon transition say green groups


    New analysis from a coalition of green groups calls on the UK government to 'take bold action' to catalyse the UK's transition to low carbon energy, transport and heating. The group comprising Green Alliance, RSPB, WWF, CAFOD, Christian Aid and Greenpeace, called on the Chancellor to do more to promote new investment in low carbon infrastructure.

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  • Government responds to EAC criticism of UK rate of ULEV uptake


    The UK Government said it will introduce measures to further encourage the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in its response to the Environmental Audit Committee report published in September which suggested the UK is falling behind targets to switch Britain’s car fleet to electric vehicles. 

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