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  • National Grid report says electric vehicles can play major role in low carbon future

    12/07/2018

    A flexible UK electricity system will be able to meet an increase in peak demand for electricity of 8GW as millions of electric vehicles hit the roads over the coming decades, National Grid has said in its latest Future Energy Scenarios. Meanwhile a range of energy companies and leading trade associations, have presented a letter to the energy minister asking government to ensure that network companies are incentivised to procure flexibility rather than carry out network upgrades.

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  • National Infrastructure Assessment points to low carbon, renewable and electrified future

    11/07/2018

    The first ever National Infrastructure Assessment concludes that making the switch towards low carbon and renewable sources for both the country’s power and heating, combined with a move towards electric vehicles, would mean the customer of 2050 would pay the same in real terms for their energy as today.

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  • LowCVP welcomes statement of intent towards zero emissions -“Partnership at the heart” of Govt’s ‘Road-to-Zero’ strategy

    09/07/2018

    The Government has published the 'Road to Zero' strategy which provides a route map to virtually complete decarbonisation of the road transport sector by 2050. The strategy sets interim targets: By 2030, at least half of all new cars (and up to 40% of new vans) will be ultra-low emission; and by 2040 all new cars and vans must have ‘significant’ zero emission capability. The LowCVP will play a central role in the transition.

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  • LowCVP launches industry guide to the new WLTP Fuel Economy & Emission Test

    02/07/2018

    The introduction of the new ‘WLTP Fuel Economy and Emission Test’ is an opportunity for the automotive industry to engage with drivers by providing more realistic, comparable figures that they can rely on – but comes with a number of questions and communication challenges. To help overcome these, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has published the first in a series of ‘WLTP Automotive Industry Guides’.

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  • Take the Greenbiz survey on fleet and vehicle electrification!

    29/06/2018

    Advances in electric vehicle technologies, changing environmental policies, and a growing desire to achieve sustainability goals are driving many businesses and government agencies to move from fossil-fuel based fleets to electric-powered vehicles. In turn, many businesses, government agencies and utility companies are working to meet electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements. Link to take the 5-10 minute survey is below.

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  • CCC 2018 Progress Report - UK off-track on emissions targets; transport is key sector of concern

    28/06/2018

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the UK is behind schedule in terms of meeting legally-binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. The CCC says that the Government must learn from the lessons of the last decade and unless action is taken now, the shift to a low carbon economy may be unnecessarily expensive.

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  • BP buys Britain's leading EV charging company

    28/06/2018

    Energy major BP is buying Chargemaster,  the UK's largest electric vehicle charging company, in the latest in a string of acquisitions by major oil companies in the low emissions vehicle sector.

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  • LowCVP Conference, 12 July - full agenda announced!

    27/06/2018

    The full agenda for the LowCVP's 2018 Annual Conference on July 12 in Westminster has been announced. The Conference will address what it's going to take to bring consumers on the zero emission transport journey. Book now!

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  • UK energy system could cope with 2030 ICE phase-out - report

    19/06/2018

    A new report from Vivid Economics, commissioned by WWF, says that the UK energy system could cope with an earlier transition to electric vehicles than the 2040 target announced by the Environment Secretary late last year. Meanwhile, a separate report by T&E finds that Europe is falling behind in the transition and that China is surging ahead with electrification.

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  • Mayors unite to urge Government to bring forward 'ban' on sales of new petrol and diesel cars

    18/06/2018

    The Mayors of London and Manchester with cross-party leaders, representing around 20m people from towns and cities in England and Wales, have called on the Government to "bring forward plans to phase out sales of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 to 2030 to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis".

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