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  • LowCVP Conference focuses on enabling transition on the ‘Road to Zero’



    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s 15th Annual Conference, which took place on July 12 in Westminster, focused on consumers' role in relation to that of producers and policy makers in driving progress towards the objectives outlined in the recently announced ‘Road to Zero' strategy. All the Conference presentations, videos, images and other resources are now available from a dedicated page on the LowCVP's website. 

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  • New, 'greener' petrol could be on forecourts up and down the country


    As part of a Government drive to reduce greenhouse gases, the Department for Transport has launched a consultation on whether, and how, it should introduce E10 fuel – which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol – to the UK market.

    This would help reduce carbon emissions from petrol vehicles overall, helping the UK meet its climate change targets, and builds on the considerable work that the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and its members have done in promoting the use of renewable fuels.

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  • Air Quality high on the agenda at LowCVP's Low Emission Bus Workshop in Cardiff


    Air Quality was top of the agenda at the LowCVP's fifth Low Emission Bus Regional Workshop which took place in Cardiff on 19 July. Presentations focused on current and future emission reduction strategies for bus fleets from Transport for London, Reading Buses and Brighton and Hove Buses.

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  • Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill receives Royal Assent


    The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has completed its Parliamentary process and become an Act. The Act gives central and local government powers to improve electric charge point availability, including ensuring that motorway services are upgraded with plenty of points and allowing mayors to request installations at large fuel retailers in their areas.

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  • Survey points to need for clear information to tackle dealer confusion around WLTP test introduction


    The National Franchise Dealers Association (NFDA) has called on manufacturers to ensure that they communicate timely and accurate information about the potential implications of the new WLTP test regime after a survey showed widespread confusion amongst dealers. The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will come into full effect for all new car registrations from September 2018 and replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

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  • Renault and MAN reveal plans to expand electric truck ranges


    Renault Trucks and truck and bus maker MAN are expanding their line-ups of all-electric trucks and are planning to showcase them at September's IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover. 

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  • National Grid report says electric vehicles can play major role in low carbon future


    A flexible UK electricity system will be able to meet an increase in peak demand for electricity of 8GW as millions of electric vehicles hit the roads over the coming decades, National Grid has said in its latest Future Energy Scenarios. Meanwhile a range of energy companies and leading trade associations, have presented a letter to the energy minister asking government to ensure that network companies are incentivised to procure flexibility rather than carry out network upgrades.

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  • National Infrastructure Assessment points to low carbon, renewable and electrified future


    The first ever National Infrastructure Assessment concludes that making the switch towards low carbon and renewable sources for both the country’s power and heating, combined with a move towards electric vehicles, would mean the customer of 2050 would pay the same in real terms for their energy as today.

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  • LowCVP welcomes statement of intent towards zero emissions -“Partnership at the heart” of Govt’s ‘Road-to-Zero’ strategy


    The Government has published the 'Road to Zero' strategy which provides a route map to virtually complete decarbonisation of the road transport sector by 2050. The strategy sets interim targets: By 2030, at least half of all new cars (and up to 40% of new vans) will be ultra-low emission; and by 2040 all new cars and vans must have ‘significant’ zero emission capability. The LowCVP will play a central role in the transition.

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  • LowCVP launches industry guide to the new WLTP Fuel Economy & Emission Test


    The introduction of the new ‘WLTP Fuel Economy and Emission Test’ is an opportunity for the automotive industry to engage with drivers by providing more realistic, comparable figures that they can rely on – but comes with a number of questions and communication challenges. To help overcome these, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has published the first in a series of ‘WLTP Automotive Industry Guides’.

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