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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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  • UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emission law

    27/06/2019

    The UK has become the first major economy in the world to legislate to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The legislation amends the 2008 Climate Change Act which set a target for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (compared with 1990 levels).

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  • LowCVP News: Report highlights growth prospects for Powered Light Vehicles in the UK

    26/06/2019

    (LowCVP News Release) A new study from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership identifies the potential for Powered Light Vehicles (PLVs) to play a significant role in providing lower impact mobility for UK citizens in the future, particularly in urban areas.  It concludes that there is a substantial economic opportunity for companies involved and - in broader industrial terms – for ‘UK Plc’ in nurturing this market.

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  • EU new car CO2 emissions up in 2018; 2020/21 targets now very challenging says EEA

    24/06/2019

    Average emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) increased for the second consecutive year in 2018, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency. Average new car CO2 emissions across the EU rose 2.0g CO2/km to 120.4g. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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  • Motorists could save £41,000 on fuel over lifetime by switching to EV

    21/06/2019

    Research by EDF Energy found that the average British motorist could save £41,000 over their lifetime if they switch to an electric vehicle rather than continuing to run a typical, conventional petrol vehicle. Over their lifetimes British motorists spend an average of over £56,000 on petrol, according to the study.

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  • EV Energy Taskforce Summer Stakeholder Workshops (July 4th/30th)

    20/06/2019

    As the EV Energy Taskforce begins the final stages of preparing its findings to report back to the UK Government, it will be holding a series of regional workshops around the country to gain feedback on the emerging themes from the wider stakeholder community. Events will be held in Leeds (4 July) and Coventry (30 July).

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  • LowCVP publishes new resources to help vehicle operators tackle air pollution on Clean Air Day

    20/06/2019

    To coincide with National Clean Air Day, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has published a Clean Vehicle Retrofit Technology Guide to highlight the role that the wide range of retrofit technologies can play in improving air quality by cleaning up the existing vehicle fleet.

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  • The 'Road to Zero' is "neither clear nor straight" says BVRLA

    19/06/2019

    A new report from the BVRLA, which represents the UK vehicle rental and leasing industry, says that the Government "needs to supercharge its electric vehicle strategy if it is to have any chance of meeting its new 'net zero' emissions by 2050 pledge. Meanwhile, a report by Transport & Environment says that the national climate and energy plans for all countries across the EU are clearly insufficient to meet 2030 and 2050 targets. The UK, however, comes close to the top of what the report authors say is a weak field.

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