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  • UK to introduce mandatory installation of EV chargepoints for all new homes

    15/07/2019

    The Government has published proposals that would implement a requirement for all new homes to be fitted with electric vehicle chargepoints and a call for evidence on the longer-term options for smart charging. In a raft of announcements to support the uptake of EVs, the Government has also promised that all public rapid chargers will be credit/debit card friendly by Spring 2020. Company Car BIK tax rates have also been confirmed with benefits for EV drivers.

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  • Call for expressions of interest in Horizon 2020 projects

    11/07/2019

    Over €350m is available through the EU's Horizon 2020 programme which can provide up to 100% funding towards project costs. UK organisations are welcomed and encouraged to participate in Horizon 2020; though the UK is due to leave the European Union on October 31st, the UK Treasury has guaranteed to fund the UK elements of any project if the EU is unable to do so.

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  • "Now do it" - CCC says UK Government must now implement policies to deliver 'net zero' requirement

    10/07/2019

    Speaking at the launch today of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) 2019 Progress report to Parliament, Chief Executive Chris Stark said that the world is "currently, optimistically - at best - on track for 3 degrees Celsius warming" and that policies must urgently be implemented to ensure the net zero targets - just enshrined in UK law - can be met. The report says the surface transport sector is now the largest contributor to the UK's greenhouse gas emissions and, therefore, a key area in need of intensified policy focus.

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  • LowCVP publishes work programme alongside Annual Conference

    10/07/2019

    The LowCVP has published its latest work programme for the next year which aims to create the building blocks and evidence base across all road transport areas to enable the largest, most rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • £37m Government funding to support EV recharging innovation

    09/07/2019

    The Government has announced investment of £37 million in twelve projects to support innovations in electric vehicle recharging. Projects include wireless charging, 'pop-up' charging hubs built into the pavement and cutting edge storage technology development.

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  • Conference highlights priorities beyond electrification needed to deliver ‘net zero’ climate targets for road transport

    08/07/2019

    Today’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Annual Conference brings together leading speakers, representatives of government, key stakeholders and other experts to ask whether electrification alone can deliver the urgent reductions in GHG emissions needed from the road transport sector. Alongside the conference, the Partnership is also announcing a new, comprehensive work programme to lay the foundations and build the evidence base for progress.

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  • Jaguar Land Rover announces plans to build range of new electrified cars in the UK

    05/07/2019

    Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it plans to build a range of new electrified cars in the UK at its Castle Bromwich plant. The company says it will invest hundreds of millions of pounds in order to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020. The company is also calling for a a giga-scale battery production plant in the UK "to put the country at leading edge of electric mobility".

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  • Study finds that GHG-reduction potential of electric vehicles is underestimated

    03/07/2019

    New research from Eindhoven University says that the greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is underestimated in the scientific literature. It says that over the life cycle of BEVs, there is a tendency to overestimate battery manufacturing-related emissions, underestimate battery durability and not to allow for the rapid decarbonisation of the electricity mix over the lifetime of the vehicle.

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  • Our new Minister of State confirmed as keynote speaker for LowCVP Conference - Last chance to book!

    27/06/2019

    New transport minister Michael Ellis MP has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference will take place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th. The event will focus on the fuels agenda, acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and, potentially, long-term and what policy interventions are required to support them. There's only just over a week left to book! 

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  • Transport Energy Network workshops to focus on low carbon fuel options

    27/06/2019

    The Transport Energy Network - coordinated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre in collaboration with Brighton University and LowCVP - will be holding two workshops in July aimed at enhancing collaboration between low carbon fuel and thermal powertrain developers. The events will be held on 23 July (Birmingham) and 25 July (London). 

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