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  • 11,000 international scientists call for urgent and immediate action to tackle 'climate crisis'

    25/11/2019

    An international grouping of 11,000 scientists has warned that humanity faces "untold suffering due to the climate crisis" unless urgent and effective action is taken. Meanwhile, the WMO has reported that greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels in 2018, in the latest figures just released.

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  • T&E publishes 'Blueprint for battery regulations in Europe'

    22/11/2019

    Brussels-based NGO, Transport & Environment, has published a 'Blueprint for battery regulations in Europe' which discusses the key areas to be addressed to ensure battery sustainability and the lowest life cycle impacts. Meanwhile, a Birmingham University study, published in Nature focuses on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries in the UK.

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  • New report says UK must embrace digital opportunities or risk missing out on green transport revolution

    14/11/2019

    A rapid roll out of new digital technologies, like integrated mobility apps and remote diagnostics, is critical if the UK is to capitalise on the growing low carbon transport market, according to a new report by Green Alliance. The 'think tank' says that failing to adopt smart clean transport will also undermine the UK’s efforts to reach the goal of net zero by 2050. 

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  • Results of two-year trial of the use of biomethane in heavy trucks published

    13/11/2019

    The results of the Dedicated to Gas project, deploying 20 Euro VI vehicles running on biomethane have been published. The report says that the project saved over 1,400 tonnes of well-to-wheel CO2e emissions compared to diesel in a two-year trial. The tests showed that the vehicles emitted similar low levels of NOx as their Euro VI diesel counterparts.

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  • IEA analysis shows growth in bigger and heavier cars a major factor in CO2 emissions increase

    12/11/2019

    A commentary from the International Energy Agency (IEA) linked to the publication of the latest World Energy Outlook, highlights the growth - across all the main international car markets - in the size of vehicles chosen by car buyers since around 2010. The IEA says that Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) were the second-largest contributor to growth in greenhouse gas emissions from 2010 to 2018, emitting over 700 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide over the last decade. 

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  • Bristol City Council agrees city centre diesel car ban

    06/11/2019

    In its efforts to tackle poor air quality, Bristol City Council has agreed to ban privately owned cars from a central zone during the daytime while commercial vehicles will be charged for entering the zone. The plan means that Bristol will become the UK's first city to ban diesel cars from certain parts of the city in an attempt to cut air pollution and meet legal air quality targets.

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  • LowCVP gives evidence to Welsh Assembly on transport decarbonisation

    29/10/2019

    LowCVP has given evidence to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee of the National Assembly of Wales, focusing on transport decarbonisation. LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, gave evidence to the Committee on October 23, advising the Committee on raising the trajectory of transport decarbonisation from 80% prescribed by the Climate Change Act to the new net zero target. 

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  • LowCVP and APC exploring how life cycle CO2e assessment can be integrated into production decisions

    28/10/2019

    The LowCVP and the Advanced Propulsion Centre are working together to develop tools to help ensure that the full life cycle CO2-equivalent emissions impacts are taken into account in decisions about vehicle design and production. A life cycle greenhouse gas emissions tool has been developed to examine how impacts vary across vehicle segments. The partners are holding a workshop (members only) on 28 November and are inviting feedback to a stakeholder survey on the issue.

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  • Mayor announces £25m polluting scrappage scheme for older cars as ULEZ reports positive start

    23/10/2019

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced a £25m ‘scrap for cash’ dirty vehicle scheme focused on older, dirty vehicles and specifically for low-income and disabled Londoners. The Mayor says that the scrappage scheme aims to help Londoners ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion in 2021 up to the North and South Circular roads.

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  • New fully electric taxi launches with 'over 170 miles per charge'

    23/10/2019

    A battery electric black cab from new cab maker Dynamo has been launched. It will rival the range extender LEVC TX hybrid and the makers say, offers over 170 miles of range per charge.

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