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  • EV Energy Task Force stakeholder launch event - video published

    27/11/2018

    Over 100 representatives of key stakeholder organisations were represented at the public launch of the Government's new EV Energy Taskforce which is convened by the LowCVP and which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. A new video to introduce the initiative which was filmed a the event has been published.

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  • EDF Energy announces plans to install 1,500 V2G chargers in UK

    24/10/2018

    EDF Energy has announced plans to install 1,500 vehicle-to-grid chargers for its business customers in UK through a joint venture with San Diego-based Nuvve. Meanwhile, the first vehicle-to-grid trial project from the £30 million Government competition, thought to be “the largest, most diverse” project of its kind in the world, will be completed in May 2019 according to Innovate UK’s lead on the project. (Note: Resources related to this topic from the LowCVP-facilitated EV Energy Taskforce are now available - see below.)

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  • BEIS Committee calls for sales of new diesel and petrol cars to end in 2032

    20/10/2018

    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report which describes the Government's 2040 targets for zero emission cars as 'vague and unambitious'. It calls for the Government to bring forward a 'clear, precise target for new sales of cars and vans to be zero emission by 2032' (similar to the targets set in Scotland). Meanwhile, the Committee on Climate Change has also called for accelerated ambition on EV introduction.

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  • BEIS to hold stakeholder engagement event on Smart Meter Load Control Device trial.

    16/10/2018

    An invitation from BEIS to take part in a stakeholder engagement event regarding smart meters.

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  • £25m new Faraday battery challenge funding for future electric vehicles

    14/09/2018

    The Government has announced a new £25 million funding competition which will offer grants to innovative businesses with projects to develop batteries for future electric vehicles. The competition is to support business-led research and development to improve batteries for automotive applications. Funding is provided by UK Research and Innovation and delivered by Innovate UK.

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  • Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce set up to tackle energy sector opportunities and impacts associated with the rise of electric vehicles

    11/09/2018

    The LowCVP will facilitate the Government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. The anticipated growth in the use of electric and plug-in vehicles over the coming years will create challenges and exciting new opportunities for the rapidly evolving UK electricity supply system.

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