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  • Spring Statement: Government announces environmental measures but no decision on company car tax

    15/03/2019

    In his Spring Statement the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of measures to support the Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan. The Government introduced the Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy alongside the Spring Statement but there was little specific mention of road transport in the Statement itself. Fleet-focused commentators were disappointed that the Chancellor did not add clarity to the future of company car taxation.

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  • Aldersgate Group publishes report on priorities for decarbonising transport

    11/03/2019

    The Aldersgate Group - the business stakeholder alliance for environmentally sustainable mobility - has published a new report which argues that improving overall efficiency of the transport system will be just as important as investing in new technologies and infrastructure in the quest for decarbonisation. The report delivers a range of policy recommendations, informed by a wide range of the Group's buiness stakeholders.

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  • Zap-Map receives £1m investment from Good Energy

    06/03/2019

    Zap-Map, the web-based travel planner which enables drivers to locate and update electric vehicle (EV) charge points in UK & Ireland, has announced that Good Energy has taken a 12.9% share in its parent company, with an option to take a majority share within two years.

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  • BVRLA and partners call for road pricing to be reconsidered in overhaul of motoring tax system

    05/03/2019

    The BVRLA, which speaks for the vehicle leasing industry, has published a new report - supported by nine organisations representing economists, fleets, motorists, the automotive industry, energy providers, and local government - which calls for the idea of road pricing to be revisited as, it says, a new policy on motoring taxation is needed.

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  • LowCVP MD gives evidence to Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee

    27/02/2019

    The LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, has given evidence to the Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into 'Technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets'. The Parliamentary committee is comprised of a cross-party group of back-bench MPs whose role is to scrutinise the effectiveness of Government policy in specific areas.

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  • New rules to help motorists identify the right fuel and its biofuel content

    27/02/2019

    The Government has announced that new rules on the labelling of petrol and diesel at service stations are to be rolled out from September 2019. The labels will help motorists to make sure they have the right fuel for their vehicle, preventing mis-fuelling and enhancing understanding of the fuel's biofuel content. 

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  • EU sets targets for cutting emissions from trucks, buses

    19/02/2019

    The European Union has agreed targets to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 30 percent by a 2030 deadline as part of its commitment to tackle climate change. The proposals also set a 2025 target for truck emissions to be 15% below 2019 levels and the 2030 target is subject to a review in 2022. Earlier this month, the EU also set targets for the procurement of 'clean' buses, trucks and other vehicles procured by public authorities.

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  • Honda announces closure of Swindon plant; "driven by EV transition"

    19/02/2019

    Honda has announced that its Swindon car plant will close in 2021 with the direct loss of about 3,500 jobs. The company said the transition to electric vehicles, which is causing "unprecedented changes" in the industry, is a key factor in the decision. Honda says it intends to accelerate its electrification strategy and will restructure its global operations to deliver that objective.

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  • UKPN in project to create UK's first smart charging market for electric vehicle drivers

    19/02/2019

    UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced plans for trials to assess what is needed to implement a smart charging network for electric vehicles. UKPN says the new market will put EV drivers in control, enabling them to charge when and where they wish, rewarding drivers who choose to recharge at off-peak times.

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  • Germany, France announce plans to strengthen EV incentives

    16/02/2019

    The Franch Government plans to invest €700 million over the next five years in an attempt to ensure the country becomes a leader in electric vehicle (EV) battery technology and fend off the challenge from Asian rivals. The German Government announced a similar move in November last year when it said it would set aside €1 billion to support battery cell production in the country to reduce reliance on overseas components in its domestic market. Germany will also extend company car tax incentives for EVs.

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