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  • New car environmental label shows car buyers the way to lower running costs and emissions

    28/04/2020

    As car dealerships begin to open their doors to customers, motorists will find it much easier to discover which new car could cost them the least to run and – crucially – has the lowest emissions. A new car 'environmental label, redesigned by LowCVP for the new WLTP regime, includes new information that’s clearer, easier to follow and actively encourages motorists to consider low or zero-emissions cars.

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  • Dates of APC16 funding competition announced

    25/04/2020

    The Advanced Propulsion Centre has announced the open dates of the next round of grant funding from the £1bn 'pot' set up by Government and industry to accelerate the development of low carbon technology from research to the point of commercialisation. APC16 will open on 27 May and close on 18 July 2020.

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  • LowCVP welcomes new Technical and Programme Director

    23/04/2020

    (Media release) James McGeachie has joined the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership as Technical and Programme Director. Coming to LowCVP from Prodrive - the leading motorsport and advanced technology company - James will lead on the delivery of the Partnership’s annual work programme as well as taking technical responsibility for the Partnership’s projects and outputs.

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  • New online tool allows users to calculate EVs lifecycle emissions

    20/04/2020

    Electric cars in Europe produce, on average, about a third of the lifecyle CO2 emissions of equivalent petrol or diesel cars according to a new online tool developed by Transport & Environment, the Brussels-based NGO. 

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  • Sales of battery electric vehicles an plug-in hybrids rise as overall market slumps in March

    07/04/2020

    Sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) tripled and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) rose by 38% (year-on-year) in March against the backdrop of a 44% slump in registrations of new cars to the UK market. BEVs accounted for 4.6% of the UK market, while PHEVs took 2.7%.

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  • Public health professionals call for health warning labels at points of sale of fossil fuels

    31/03/2020

    A group of UK and international public health professionals and academics have called for warning labels to be displayed at points of purchase of fossil fuel energy - petrol stations, energy bills, airline tickets etc - emphasising the risks to health of fossil fuel use. The group's call was published in an article in the British Medical Journal.

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  • Company Car Tax: New rates, new savings...and new numbers

    30/03/2020

    The way company car tax is calculated changes from 6 April 2020. For drivers of zero and some ultra-low emissions company cars there are very big savings to be had, so long as you have the right information.

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  • Government outlines challenges and steps needed to decarbonise UK transport

    27/03/2020

    The Government has published a document which it says marks "the beginning of a conversation to develop the policies needed to decarbonise transport". It has committed to the publication of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan in 2020 which will define the policies and plans needed to tackle emissions from transport. The document sets out the challenge, provides a perspective on where we are today and the size of emissions reductions needed. The Government says that a series of events, workshops and opportunities this year will provide the chance for all interested stakeholders to input into the plan.

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  • LowCVP statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    26/03/2020

    The spread of COVID-19 across the UK and much of the world has brought challenges for us all. The LowCVP team is adopting working practices in accordance with isolation rules announced by the Government and will continue to focus on our mission to support the transition to low carbon vehicles and fuels in pursuit of the 2050 Net Zero objectives.

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  • Environmental transport events postponed or go digital as COVID-19 lock-down takes hold

    25/03/2020

    Owing to the measures introduced by the Government in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the UK, many environmental transport events scheduled for the spring and early summer have been postponed or will now be held on-line. The LowCVP is preparing a series of digital spring/summer meetings, events and conferences. 

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