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  • France and Germany lead EU countries in delivering 'green stimulus' packages; increasing EV subsidies

    16/06/2020

    France and Germany have announced plans for major 'green stimulus' packages as the countries emerge from lockdown and seek to get their economies moving again. Other EU countries, including Spain and Holland have also announced revitalisation plans with strong 'green' elements.

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  • Decarbonising road transport: Pitch your policy idea at LowCVP Conference 2020 online, July 15

    12/06/2020

    LowCVP is calling for members and stakeholders to submit policy proposals to feature as part of the Partnership's Annual Conference online on July 15. Short (two-minute) videos will be screened to delegates (many civil servants and others involved in the policy process) at the event and through related channels. The Conference is entitled "RESET 2020: Driving the green recovery". Submissions should offer answers the question: How can we seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport?

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  • 50% of buyers say choosing an environmentally friendly new car is now more important than before

    11/06/2020

    A survey commissioned by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has found that motorists considering a new car are now more concerned about ‘going green’ – with 50% saying that environmental friendliness has become more important to them in the last year.

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  • The simple way to choose a new car - new car environmental label now on display at dealerships

    01/06/2020

    As the nation’s car dealers reopen their doors, many prospective customers are now thinking differently about how they travel. There’s the immediate effect of being asked to avoid public transport, together with a desire to ‘do our bit’ to maintain the cleaner air we’re all currently enjoying (a survey by the AA found that a resounding 8 out of 10 say they will take action to maintain the cleaner air post lockdown*). For some, walking or cycling more may be the answer; for others, not travelling at all and working from home is their preference.

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  • LowCVP Conference, July 15, to focus on 'seizing the moment' for greener road transport - BOOK NOW!

    29/05/2020

    LowCVP's Annual Conference online will focus on how the UK can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport as we emerge from the pandemic. The event will also provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government's 2020 Transport Decarbonisation Plan. It will utilise the latest in digital conferencing technology to maximise the opportunities for interactivity, information sharing and networking. The event is open for bookings (free to delegates) now.

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  • Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership 2020 – driving to a zero emissions future

    29/05/2020

    At this time of dramatic reassessment for the future of road transport, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has received cross-government commitment to its model of partnership working and today publishes its new annual work programme with net zero as the clear, ultimate destination.

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  • LowCVP webinar series shows authorities how to create an All Electric Bus Town

    28/05/2020

    LowCVP is hosting a series of webinars to support the Department for Transport's All Electric Bus Town project that will see a town in England electrify all of its local bus services. The webinar series features specific case studies of operators and suppliers who have worked to electrify depots and routes to support electric buses. 

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  • Environmental Justice Commission calls for people to be put at heart of tackling climate & nature emergency

    28/05/2020

    The Environmental Justice Commission - a panel of respected economists and environment experts - has called for a huge expansion of the green economy to lead the UK's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Convened by the Institute for Public Policy Research, the interim report calls for a fundamental shift in the UK’s economic priorities in order to fully embrace the decarbonisation agenda.

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  • Report shows dramatic rise in European investment in EVs & batteries in 2019

    25/05/2020

    European investments in electric vehicles and batteries were worth €60 billion in 2019 - 19 times more than in 2018 - according to new analysis by T&E, the Brussels-based NGO. Driven by EU car CO2 targets, industry and government investments in EV production grew more than three times faster than in China. The report makes a series of recommendations for how the EU should ensure that this momentum is not lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • Climate Assembly concludes with discussions on how we travel

    25/05/2020

    Following a final weekend of discussions on transport issues, members of the UK Climate Assembly have concluded their work and are scheduled to give their recommendations in a report to Parliament in July.

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