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

    22/11/2019

    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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  • New report says UK must embrace digital opportunities or risk missing out on green transport revolution

    14/11/2019

    A rapid roll out of new digital technologies, like integrated mobility apps and remote diagnostics, is critical if the UK is to capitalise on the growing low carbon transport market, according to a new report by Green Alliance. The 'think tank' says that failing to adopt smart clean transport will also undermine the UK’s efforts to reach the goal of net zero by 2050. 

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  • DfT announces UK's first transport decarbonisation plan

    15/10/2019

    The Government has announced plans for the full decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2050. The announcement follows four months after the UK legislated for net zero emissions by 2050 and is published as a formal response to the latest progress report from the Committee on Climate Change. 

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  • EV Energy Taskforce stakeholder engagement workshops 9 & 13 Sept

    29/08/2019

    The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce is holding a series of regional stakeholder engagement workshops including upcoming events in Glasgow (9 Sept) and London (13 Sept). The Taskforce, which is facilitated by the LowCVP, has been formed at the request of the Government to help ensure that the UK's energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of electric vehicles.

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  • Government announces additional funding for on-street residential chargepoints

    12/08/2019

    The Government has announced an additional £2.5 million to fund the installation of over 1,000 new residential chargepoints. It will support the on-street residential chargepoint scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking.

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  • UK to introduce mandatory installation of EV chargepoints for all new homes

    15/07/2019

    The Government has published proposals that would implement a requirement for all new homes to be fitted with electric vehicle chargepoints and a call for evidence on the longer-term options for smart charging. In a raft of announcements to support the uptake of EVs, the Government has also promised that all public rapid chargers will be credit/debit card friendly by Spring 2020. Company Car BIK tax rates have also been confirmed with benefits for EV drivers.

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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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  • 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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  • New report identifies detailed opportunities and costs from Vehicle-to-Grid charging of EVs

    10/05/2019

    A new report from Cenex finds that bidirectional Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging, which sees vehicles provide energy from their batteries to the grid when plugged in, delivers greater value and revenues than unidirectional Smart Charging.

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  • UKPN in project to create UK's first smart charging market for electric vehicle drivers

    19/02/2019

    UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced plans for trials to assess what is needed to implement a smart charging network for electric vehicles. UKPN says the new market will put EV drivers in control, enabling them to charge when and where they wish, rewarding drivers who choose to recharge at off-peak times.

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