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  • £37m Government funding to support EV recharging innovation

    09/07/2019

    The Government has announced investment of £37 million in twelve projects to support innovations in electric vehicle recharging. Projects include wireless charging, 'pop-up' charging hubs built into the pavement and cutting edge storage technology development.

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  • Conference highlights priorities beyond electrification needed to deliver ‘net zero’ climate targets for road transport

    08/07/2019

    Today’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Annual Conference brings together leading speakers, representatives of government, key stakeholders and other experts to ask whether electrification alone can deliver the urgent reductions in GHG emissions needed from the road transport sector. Alongside the conference, the Partnership is also announcing a new, comprehensive work programme to lay the foundations and build the evidence base for progress.

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  • Jaguar Land Rover announces plans to build range of new electrified cars in the UK

    05/07/2019

    Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it plans to build a range of new electrified cars in the UK at its Castle Bromwich plant. The company says it will invest hundreds of millions of pounds in order to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020. The company is also calling for a a giga-scale battery production plant in the UK "to put the country at leading edge of electric mobility".

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  • Study finds that GHG-reduction potential of electric vehicles is underestimated

    03/07/2019

    New research from Eindhoven University says that the greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is underestimated in the scientific literature. It says that over the life cycle of BEVs, there is a tendency to overestimate battery manufacturing-related emissions, underestimate battery durability and not to allow for the rapid decarbonisation of the electricity mix over the lifetime of the vehicle.

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  • Our new Minister of State confirmed as keynote speaker for LowCVP Conference - Last chance to book!

    27/06/2019

    New transport minister Michael Ellis MP has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th. The event will focus on the fuels agenda, acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and, potentially, long-term and what policy interventions are required to support them. There's only just over a week left to book! 

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  • Transport Energy Network workshops to focus on low carbon fuel options

    27/06/2019

    The Transport Energy Network - coordinated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre in collaboration with Brighton University and LowCVP - will be holding two workshops in July aimed at enhancing collaboration between low carbon fuel and thermal powertrain developers. The events will be held on 23 July (Birmingham) and 25 July (London). 

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  • UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emission law

    27/06/2019

    The UK has become the first major economy in the world to legislate to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The legislation amends the 2008 Climate Change Act which set a target for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (compared with 1990 levels).

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  • LowCVP News: Report highlights growth prospects for Powered Light Vehicles in the UK

    26/06/2019

    (LowCVP News Release) A new study from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership identifies the potential for Powered Light Vehicles (PLVs) to play a significant role in providing lower impact mobility for UK citizens in the future, particularly in urban areas.  It concludes that there is a substantial economic opportunity for companies involved and - in broader industrial terms – for ‘UK Plc’ in nurturing this market.

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  • EU new car CO2 emissions up in 2018; 2020/21 targets now very challenging says EEA

    24/06/2019

    Average emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) increased for the second consecutive year in 2018, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency. Average new car CO2 emissions across the EU rose 2.0g CO2/km to 120.4g. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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  • Motorists could save £41,000 on fuel over lifetime by switching to EV

    21/06/2019

    Research by EDF Energy found that the average British motorist could save £41,000 over their lifetime if they switch to an electric vehicle rather than continuing to run a typical, conventional petrol vehicle. Over their lifetimes British motorists spend an average of over £56,000 on petrol, according to the study.

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