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  • Ofgem publishes decarbonisation action plan

    03/02/2020

    Ofgem has published a Decarbonisation Action Plan which sets out nine actions required to be taken over the next eighteen months to ensure energy networks are ready to deliver net zero, support Government in tackling the difficult question of how to decarbonise heat and transport and encourage innovation to provide new low carbon products and services for consumers. The plan has been generally welcomed by industry and consumer groups.

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  • New reports point way ahead for freight and fuels in low carbon transition

    30/01/2020

    The Road Haulage Association has set out its general approach to decarbonising the freight and logistics sector, calling on the Government to develop a 'freight roadmap' towards net zero and develop consistent, supportive policies to "give our members confidence to plan for a green future". Meanwhile, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has published a separate report which focuses on the importance of using cleaner fuels in IC-engines to support the electric transition. 

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  • Nissan and Uber sign deal for supply of up to 2,000 electric Leafs, most destined for London

    24/01/2020

    Nissan and Uber have agreed a deal with will support the introduction of up to 2,000 electric Nissan Leafs for drivers who use the Uber app, mainly in London.

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  • Citizens Advice says public must be "at the heart of process" in net zero transition

    23/01/2020

    In the first in a series of reports examining the impact of the net zero transition on consumers, Citizens Advice says that the government must put the public at the heart of the process or risk undermining the country's ability to reach the targets. The report 'Zero Sum' finds that 82% of people canvassed in a nationally representative sample said they support the goal to reach net zero by 2050. 

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  • DfT announces increases in funding for on-street chargepoints

    21/01/2020

    The Department for Transport has announced that it is doubling funding to £10m for the installation of chargepoints on residential streets next year. The Government is also considering how real-time information can also be made readily available, helping cut waiting times by showing which chargepoints are currently being used.

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  • Receiving the newsletter but not a LowCVP member? Join now!

    21/01/2020

    If your organisation has a stake in the UK's move to low carbon vehicles and fuels and wants to play a key part, collaborating with government, industry and others in accelerating the net zero transition, you should join the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.

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  • UK electric van maker receives £85m investment from Hyundia/Kia

    16/01/2020

    Hyundai and Kia have announced an £85m ($100m) investment in UK-based electric van maker - and LowCVP member - Arrival. The money will be used by Arrival to scale up production of its electric van targeted at the commercial vehicle market.

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  • EV Energy Taskforce news: Government advisory body says electric vehicle revolution can be a boon to the UK’s energy system

    14/01/2020

    [News release:] A Government-backed taskforce bringing together key players in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors has demonstrated that an effectively managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can significantly improve electricity network efficiency, increase system resilience and limit the requirement to build costly new infrastructure to meet growing electricity demand.

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  • LowCVP survey seeks evidence from HGV operators to inform work on low carbon truck development - Deadline extended!

    10/01/2020

    (Deadline extended to 14 Feb.) LowCVP is seeking evidence from HGV operators to inform work on development of next-generation, fuel efficient & low carbon road freight vehicles. (Survey link follows.)

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  • Report shows EV battery prices had fallen 87% in nine years to 2019

    07/01/2020

    Electric vehicle battery prices, which were over $1,100 per kWh in 2010 had fallen 87% in real terms to $156/kWh in 2019 according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). They are forecast to be close to $100/kWh in 2023 when, they say, EVs should be close to achieving purchase cost parity with their ICE counterparts. Meanwhile, a separate study suggests that EV battery degradation is slower than is commonly perceived. 

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