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  • Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce report to be launched on Tuesday January 14


    The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce will launch the report “Energising Our Electric Vehicle Transition” on Tuesday January 14th in central London. The Taskforce is the widest collaboration between the energy supply, transport and mobility sectors along with government. It has been facilitated by the LowCVP, at the request of government, to maximise the benefits arising from the EV transition for motorists, the energy industry and wider society by capitalising on innovations including smart charging. Seminar agenda just published!

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    The LowCVP team would like to wish all our members, partners and newsletter readers a happy Christmas and good wishes for the new year 2020. 

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  • CCC Chairs write to Prime Minister outlining post-election priorities for tackling climate change


    The Committee on Climate Change has written to the Prime Minister outlining its assessment of the priorities for the new Government to reduce UK emissions and prepare for climate change. On transport, the Committee calls for rapid progress to be made in the implementation of the manifesto commitment to consult on an earlier phase-out of petrol and diesel cars, ideally by 2030.

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  • Madrid climate conference ends with limited progress; but agreement that more urgency is needed


    Governments at the UN climate talks in Madrid responded to the growing urgency of the crisis with a partial admission that carbon-cutting targets are too weak, but few concrete plans to strengthen them in line with the 2015 Paris agreement. More than 190 nations and blocs, from the US, China and the EU to the smallest island states, were represented. 

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  • Government consultation on introduction of 'green' number plates closes on 14 Jan


    The Government consultation about introducing green number plates "to celebrate and encourage uptake of electric vehicles" will close on 14 January 2020. The Government says that 'green' licence plates mean that the cleanest cars will be easily identifiable, helping their drivers to benefit from local incentives such as free or cheaper parking or even preferential access to some road areas.

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  • Road pricing and free public transport essential to tackle climate emergency


    A study supported by a consortium of leading NGOs finds that road pricing linked to environmental priorities in the form of an Eco Levy, combined with free public transport are key measures required to tackle the climate emergency.

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  • LowCVP to host series of zero emission vehicle workshops beginning with events in Perth, Reading


    LowCVP will be hosting a series of Zero Emission Fleets workshops in the coming months, focusing on different vehicle sectors. An event in Perth on December 4 will cover commercial fleets while a second, in Reading on December 5, will focus on buses.

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  • Route to Tomorrow's Journeys - Micromobility Regulations

    A discussion paper on the emerging micromobility sector.


    The LowCVP is working in association with the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), to develop the PLV market and to begin the discussion around the prospects for micromobility vehicles in the UK. Care will be needed to appropriately regulate this emerging mode of transport, to ensure the safety of riders, pedestrians and other road users.

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  • 11,000 international scientists call for urgent and immediate action to tackle 'climate crisis'


    An international grouping of 11,000 scientists has warned that humanity faces "untold suffering due to the climate crisis" unless urgent and effective action is taken. Meanwhile, the WMO has reported that greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels in 2018, in the latest figures just released.

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  • T&E publishes 'Blueprint for battery regulations in Europe'


    Brussels-based NGO, Transport & Environment, has published a 'Blueprint for battery regulations in Europe' which discusses the key areas to be addressed to ensure battery sustainability and the lowest life cycle impacts. Meanwhile, a Birmingham University study, published in Nature focuses on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries in the UK.

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