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  • Leading innovators in low carbon transport recognised at LowCVP gala dinner

    12/10/2017

    LowCVP News: The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the 2017 Low Carbon Champions last night at the ‘green transport’ networking event of the year, held in association with Energy 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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  • 'The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Managing Impacts on the Powergrid' - LowCVP seminars at Energy 2017 Show prior to Champions Awards

    09/10/2017

    The LowCVP is to run a series of seminars at the Energy 2017 exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday October 11. The series entitled The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Managing Impacts on the Powergrid will take place during the afternoon immediately preceding the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards Gala Dinner at the same venue. Speakers are already confirmed from National Grid, Nissan, EA Technology, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, UK Power Networks, Energy Technologies Institute and Drive Electric. (NB There are a few funded seats still available on sponsors' tables at the Awards Gala Dinner for quick respondents - more details below!)  

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  • OVO and Nissan partner in vehicle-to-grid consumer offering

    04/10/2017

    The car manufacturer Nissan and energy supplier Ovo Energy have announced plans to collaborate in the launch of a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) service in 2018. The new offering combines OVO Energy’s intelligent energy technology and the Nissan xStorage Home system using Nissan LEAF second life batteries. 

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  • UK Government announces £65m for battery tech research institute

    02/10/2017

    The UK Government has announced the consortium of UK universities that will form the new ‘Faraday Battery Institute’. The Institute's mission is to raise the UK to a leadership position in battery research and technology.  £65m will be channeled through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Institute will initially invest £13.7m to set up its headquarters. 

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  • New reports focus on need for charging infrastructure to support EV uptake

    28/09/2017

    A new report from the RAC Foundation says that although 80% of EV owners are now able to charge at home, a robust public charging network is critical for enticing people to 'go electric'. Meanwhile, a report from Energy UK says that the whole country can benefit from the move to EVs but an acceleration in the availability of infrastructure and support will allow the roll out to go further and faster. In a position paper, the Renewable Energy Association offers a similar message, saying that a rapid shift to electric vehicles is possible but that a clear Government strategy on charging roll-out is needed.

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  • LowCVP identifies robust ‘quick win’ technologies in battle against air pollution

    27/09/2017

    Working with the government’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) the LowCVP has identified and assessed some of the most effective vehicle retrofit technologies capable of making a near-term impact on air pollution in Britain. Air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. The UK government recently announced its plans to tackle roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and intends to publish a wider Clean Air Strategy next year. 

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  • Uber loses London licence days after announcing Clean Air Plan

    23/09/2017

    Uber has been stripped of its licence to operate in London following a decision by Transport for London which said that the company has demonstrated 'a lack of corporate responsibility' in relation to issues around public safety and security. TfL's decision came only days after Uber had announced a Clean Air Plan which included a range of measures to cut polluting emissions from Uber's vehicle fleet in the capital.

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  • Shell promises ‘no petrol’ fuel stations

    23/09/2017

    Shell is preparing to open the UK's first 'no-petrol' service station in London during 2018. The site will offer electric vehicle charge points, hydrogen cell refuelling and biofuels, instead of the traditional diesel and petrol pumps. Meanwhile, the buildings are said to be powered by ­renewable energy from solar panels on the forecourt roof.

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  • Nicki Shields to host LowCVP Champions Awards celebration dinner, 11 October

    22/09/2017

    TV personality Nicki Shields, scientist, presenter & broadcaster – including pit-lane reporter for FIA Formula E – will be presenting the prestigious LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards at the NEC (Concourse Suites 1&2) on the evening of Wednesday 11 October. Don't miss out! Tickets for the event, which will take place alongside Energy 2017 are available now.

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  • Fleet operator consultancy finds plug-in hybrid vehicles are not efficient for all types of operation

    21/09/2017

    A new report from The Miles Consultancy, which provides advice to fleet operators, found that real-world driving data for a small sample of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) was, on average, about 45mpg; lower than some conventionally-fuelled alternatives. The study showed that PHEVs are not well-suited to certain types of operation - particularly where a lot of motorway or long-distance driving is involved.

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