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  • National Audit Office says Government must reorganise to achieve Net Zero

    05/12/2020

    A new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) says that the UK's commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions is a "colossal challenge" that needs a radical reappraisal of priorities. The report says that the Government "has yet to put in place all the essential components for effective cross‑government working, such as integrated planning and progress monitoring, and processes to manage interdependencies, to ensure all of government steps up to this challenge". 

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  • Final consultation about Oxford Zero Emission Zone launched

    03/12/2020

    With parts of Oxford city centre affected by illegally high levels of air pollution, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council are inviting responses to a planned zero emission zone (ZEZ) pilot in the city centre starting next August. The pilot would be based on a road user charging scheme and aims to lead to cleaner air and quieter streets. The deadline for responses to the consultation is 17 January 2021.

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  • T&E report focuses on decarbonisation of freight sector

    02/12/2020

    A new study by Brussels-based NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) says that sales of new diesel lorries will need to be phased out during the 2030s if the UK is to reach its net zero-emission target for 2050. It advocates the use of battery electric vehicles for urban and regional deliveries and for long haul, the use of an overhead catenary infrastructure to recharge batteries. It suggests that renewable hydrogen could also be an option for long haul applications.

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  • LowCVP response to media coverage about ‘Decarbonising Road Transport’ report - clarification

    30/11/2020

    Recent media interpretation of the report ‘Decarbonising Road Transport – There is no silver bullet’ by Clarendon Communications does not in any way reflect the position of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).

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  • LowCVP to focus on maximising PHEV ‘electric miles’

    28/11/2020

    With the ‘Ten Point Plan’ announcement that hybrid cars and vans with ‘significant zero carbon emissions operating range’ will be sold until 2035, the role of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is squarely in the spotlight.

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  • Transport Energy Network webinar to follow report launch

    27/11/2020

    Following the release of the brand new Transport Energy Network (TEN) report which calls for cross-sectoral collaboration to deliver transport decarbonisation, an online workshop (10 Dec) has been announced to communicate more about the report and discuss action plans. TEN was a joint initiative between LowCVP, the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Brighton University. 

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  • £92 million commitment to 49 innovative automotive projects in the latest round of Government funding

    27/11/2020

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced a total investment of £92 million which has been awarded to 49 groundbreaking low carbon automotive projects and feasibility studies.

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  • Cenex-LCV2020 webinar recordings now available

    27/11/2020

    Over 3000 attendees visited the Cenex-LCV Event 2020 which took place online on 18-19 November. A centrepiece of the show was the UK 'Government Pavilion' in which LowCVP took part alongside other key organisations in the innovation and policy ecosystem. The event featured a wide range of webinars of which recordings are now available on demand until December 19.

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  • Chancellor announces £100bn infrastructure investment in Spending Review

    25/11/2020

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has outlined £100bn of capital expenditure as part of the 2020 Spending Review. The spending is targeted at helping the UK economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement is supported by a new National Infrastructure Strategy which outlines the Government's vision for infrastructure investment over the long-term.

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  • Road use charging back on agenda as EV sales surge and tax revenue falls

    22/11/2020

    Multiple sources have reported that a form of road user charging is being considered by the Treasury as electric vehicle sales surge and revenues from fuel duty and other motoring taxes fall. The rapid increase in the public sector deficit as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are another potential driver for the policy change. However, proposals did not appear in the Spending Review, perhaps as a result of adverse media coverage in advance of the announcement. 

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