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  • Government announces £1m funding to support clean air retrofit solutions

    14/02/2019

    The Government has committed almost £1m funding support to three vehicle retrofit technology suppliers to accredit technologies for cutting polluting emissions from a wider range of vehicle types. The technologies - from Eminox, Proventia and Baumot – will help provide retrofit solutions for many more vehicles in the commercial sector. The funding is being awarded under the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) which was developed by the LowCVP and Energy Saving Trust.

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  • ICCT review says tax incentives for EVs can drive uptake

    12/02/2019

    A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation says that together with legislated emissions limits, appropriate taxes and related policies can help accelerate emissions reductions by giving incentives for buying low emission vehicles, creating a market-pull effect. The report provides an overview of vehicle taxation policy across Europe.

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  • Achieving Road to Zero for Local Authorities; Best Practice Workshops during March 2019

    08/02/2019

    The Energy Saving Trust, with support from the Department for Transport, JAQU and the LowCVP, is organising a series of free workshops during March 2019 to give advice to local authorities on how to implement and accelerate the transition to ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

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  • UK greenhouse gas emissions down 42% since 1990 but world heading for warmest decade

    07/02/2019

    A report, published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in February, has found that UK greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 42 per cent since 1990. However, the UK Met Office has recently warned that the world is heading for the warmest decade since records began.

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  • Buses lead the way on the ‘Road to Zero’

    06/02/2019

    (Media release:) The LowCVP welcomes the announcement of the winners of the latest round of Ultra-Low Emission Bus funding which will provide £48m support for 263 ultra-low emission vehicles.  

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  • Government announces £14m hydrogen vehicle winners and £6m funding for electric taxi recharging

    05/02/2019

    The Government has announced the winning bids for a £14m hydrogen vehicle competition, involving 6 different projects from across the UK. Also announced was the award of over £6m to support the installation of around 300 rapid chargepoints and 46 fast chargepoints for electric taxis operating in 17 local authority areas including in Greater Manchester, Brighton and Hove, Leicester and the north east. 

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  • Electric Nation project completes largest EV smart charging trial

    05/02/2019

    The Electric Nation project has completed its smart charging trials and has concluded that smart charging can be a key solution to easing the impact of increasing numbers of EVs on the electricity network. The initial findings suggest that there is sufficient flexibility in EV home charging behaviours to manage changing away from peak demand periods.

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  • LowCVP and NFDA collaborate to help motorists make the most of the new fuel economy figures

    30/01/2019

    The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and LowCVP have worked together to help customers at car dealerships understand that that more reliable fuel economy and emissions figures are now available to them as a result of the introduction of the new WLTP fuel economy tests. 

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  • Battery electric car wins WhatCar Car of the Year Award for the first time

    23/01/2019

    For the first time, a battery electric vehicle has been named the WhatCar Car of the Year. WhatCar said that the Kia e-Niro is "the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives". 

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  • Deloitte projects EV 'tipping point' when price parity with ICE vehicles is reached in 2024

    22/01/2019

    New analysis by Deloitte forecasts that the cost of owning a battery electric vehicle (BEV) - without subsidy - will reach price parity with that of a petrol or diesel vehicle in 2024. If the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant is maintained at its current level, price parity could be reached as early as 2021. Meanwhile, a separate Reuters analysis says that global car makers are planning to spend over $300bn on electric vehicles and related technology.

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