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  • Scottish Government makes £17m low emission transport pledge

    03/09/2018

    The Scottish Government has announced £16.7 million additional funding to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector. The additional money will be used to significantly increase the number of 'green' buses across the country and improve access to electric charging points in homes, businesses and public spaces.

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  • LowCVP and Government Pavilion at LCV Event 2018

    29/08/2018

    The LowCVP will again have a prominent role in Cenex's Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV 2018) which will take place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 12-13 September. The Partnership, a supporting partner of the LCV Event, is involved in the central Government Pavilion which will showcase the different ways government and its agencies are working to accelerate the low emissions transition and to deliver benefits to 'UK Plc'. The LowCVP is also working with Innovate UK to present a new and enhanced incarnation of the Truck Stop, which will show off the latest innovations in low emission truck technology.

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  • New WLTP test is good news for motorists

    29/08/2018

    (LowCVP comment) A lot has changed since the ‘New European Drive Cycle’ (NEDC) official fuel consumption and CO2 emissions standardised laboratory test was introduced in 1992. Back then, the Ford Escort was the UK’s best-selling car and it would be eight years before the first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, launched in Europe (and another 18 until the electric Nissan Leaf appeared). So it is perhaps not surprising that the 25-year-old NEDC test is now considered somewhat out of date. 

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  • Sustainability hub 2018 party conference events - final event 1 October

    25/08/2018

    The sustainability hub - of which the LowCVP is a member - has been holding its annual series of political party conference receptions, roundtables and networking events and policy forums in the next two months. The final event will take place on Monday 1 October at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. 

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  • LowCVP and Innovate UK to present Low Emission Truckstop at LCV 2018

    25/08/2018

    LowCVP and Innovate UK will be showcasing some of the best in low emission truck and van technology at the upcoming LCV 2018 Event to be held at Millbrook, Bedfordshire, on 12-13 September. Projects supported through the Low Emission Freight Trial (LEFT) will be on display on the Steering Pad (SP18) and will join a convoy to leave the show on the second day.

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  • LowCVP completes study to inform presentation of environmental information to car buyers

    22/08/2018

    The LowCVP has recently completed a research study to provide insights into how car buyers access and perceive environmental and fuel consumption information relating to vehicles and fuels and how this can affect purchase decisions. The study will help inform the presentation of future ‘environmental’ labels and other manifestations of information for car buyers. 

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  • Summer of heat, floods and storms may be caused by Arctic warming

    21/08/2018

    In common with several other parts of the earth, the UK has experienced an increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as this year's hot, dry summer. Droughts, wildfires and floods have also been occurring with greater frequency in other parts of the world. According to an analysis published in Nature Communications, rising temperatures in the Arctic - linked to climate change - have slowed the circulation of the jet stream and other giant planetary winds, which has led to pressure fronts getting 'stuck' and to greater weather extremes.

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  • LowCVP Annual Conference feedback and resource materials

    20/08/2018

    96% of respondents to a survey about the LowCVP's 2018 Annual Conference rated the presentations at the event as either 'Very Good' or 'Good'. 84% of respondents to the survey about the event, which took place on July 12 in Westminster also rated the event as 'Very Good' or 'Good' in terms of value for money. All the Conference resources are now available on a dedicated LowCVP web page.

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  • Which? survey finds 80% of diesel cars exceed emissions limit in latest tests

    17/08/2018

    Tests of 61 modern diesel cars by Which? since the start of 2017 found 47 of them (77%) exceeded the Euro 6 emissions limit of 0.08g/km of NOx  (oxides of nitrogen), despite having passed official standards. On average, the diesel cars tested under the 'real world' tests carried out by Which? produced 0.27g/km of NOx – nearly three and a half times the existing official Euro 6 limit.

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  • Study finds electric buses operating are cleaner on well-to-wheel GHG basis all over US

    14/08/2018

    A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that electric buses operating in all areas of the United States (i.e. under widely varying electricity grid mix) produce lower emissions of greenhouse gases than the diesel or natural gas buses that they replace.

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