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  • Report advocates investment in Electric Road System to decarbonise HGVs

    27/07/2020

    A report written for the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF) and funded by EPSRC says that an 'Electric Road System' is the primary candidate to deliver the energy needed by the UK’s long-distance HGV fleet for zero emissions solutions. Following the downturn due to the Covid-19 crisis, CSRF says that such a system presents an opportunity to stimulate investment and jobs, while aligning the twin goals of electrifying our major roads to quickly and cost-effectively decarbonise HGVs.

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  • LowCVP/APC Life Cycle Week webinar recordings now available

    19/07/2020

    The series of webinars hosted by LowCVP and the Advanced Propulsion Centre in early July are now available to view on demand. The effective life cycle assessment (LCA) of emissions from road transport is becoming increasingly vital as we transition away from fossil-based combustion fuels and towards electricity and other solutions and delve further into the full impacts of our transport choices. The webinars covered different aspects of this complex challenge...

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  • Welsh Parliament Committee publishes 'Decarbonisation of transport' report

    16/07/2020

    The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee of the Welsh Parliament has published a report making 15 recommendations for the 'Decarbonisation of transport' in Wales. LowCVP's MD Andy Eastlake provided evidence to the Committee and his evidence is cited in several sections of the report.

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  • LowCVP Annual Conference: Transport Secretary says now is the time for a green transport revolution

    15/07/2020

    (Media release:) Speaking at the LowCVP’s Annual Conference online today, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has said that the Covid-19 pandemic has given us a unique opportunity to rethink the way we travel and to accelerate the development of clean technologies.

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  • £1bn Automotive Transformation Fund to help move UK auto sector to zero emissions

    14/07/2020

    The competition for the first £10m of a new £1 billion Automotive Transformation Fund has begun. The overall programme will offer a share of up to £1bn of funding for industrial research and capital projects. The aim is to support the industrialisation of a high-value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK.

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  • RESET 2020: Is now the time to refocus road transport decarbonisation policy? Complete our annual conference survey!

    10/07/2020

    Is 2020 the right moment for a reset in terms of road transport decarbonisation policy? What does the phrase 'green recovery' mean to you? Is there an opportunity post-lockdown for more ambitious and innovative policies to decarbonise our road transport system and accelerate the net zero transition? Please let us have your views in our pre-conference stakeholder survey and join us on-line on July 15th to find out what other leading stakeholders think. The survey has 10 questions and takes only a few minutes to complete.

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  • Get your message out! Exhibition opportunities at LowCVP Conference, 15 July

    01/07/2020

    With over 500 delegates already registered to attend the LowCVP Annual Conference online on July 15, have you considered holding a digital exhibition at the event to get your message out and build your contacts network? Digital exhibiting is easy and it can get your organisation's name or product in front of a large, influential stakeholder community. You don't have to lug heavy stands or brochures all the way to a venue...and it's cheap too; the cost for LowCVP member organisations starts at only £250.

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  • LowCVP Annual Conference - RESET 2020: Driving the Green Recovery

    29/06/2020

    (News release:) LowCVP's Annual Conference 2020 on July 15 will ask how we can seize the opportunity for an investment-led green recovery in road transport. The event will provide a forum for policy ideas and proposals to help inform the Government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan, due to be published this year. 

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  • First-in-the-word standards for zero emission trucks set in California

    25/06/2020

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced the first rules in the world which aim to require truck manufacturers to ensure the trucks and vans they sell in the state by 2045 wil be zero emission.  

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  • Post-lockdown 2020 must be "defining moment in fight against climate change" says CCC

    25/06/2020

    The Committee on Climate Change says that the Government must seize the opportunity presented by the Covid-19 disruption into a defining moment in the fight against climate change. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee sets out, for the first time, recommendations for actions for each department of government. For road transport, the CCC calls for the full phase-out of petrol and diesel cars, vans and, now, motorcycles too, by 2032 or earlier, and for stronger incentives, plans and clean air zones, to encourage progress in freight vehicles. 

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