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First LCV- LowCVP awards dinner, Sept 10, sold out

The inaugural LCV-LowCVP Awards networking dinner to be held in Milton Keynes alongside Cenex's Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2014 is now sold out. The evening will feature the announcement of the winners of the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards and will be preceded by a drinks reception to be held at the offices of the new Transport Systems Catapult which is adjacent to the event venue. 

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Technology News

Technology Strategy Board announces competition to invest in collaborative R&D projects

The Technology Strategy Board has announced that it is to invest up to £7m in collaborative R&D projects to encourage technologies for road-vehicles that will deliver significant reductions in CO2 emissions. 

International Developments

China Government considering big investment to boost electric vehicle uptake

According to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), China is considering committing as much as US$16 billion in funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities in a bid to boost demand for EVs. The Chinese Government has adopted a number of recent initiatives designed to boost EV uptake.

Reports & Studies

New report says European EV sales have doubled each year since 2010

A new report from the Brussels-based NGO T&E says that sales of electric vehicles have doubled each year in Europe since they were first marketed seriously in 2010. Data from the European Environment Agency shows that nearly 50,000 plug-in vehicles were sold in 2013, around 0.4% of all cars sold in the EU.

Study says that UK manufacturers are reaping the rewards of high levels of innovation

A new study from the manufacturers' organisation EEF says that UK manufacturers are reaping the rewards of high levels of innovation over the past few years. However, the 2014 EEF/Natwest Innovation Monitor shows strong demand is now putting pressure on internal resources from management time to working capital and, as a result manufacturers have focused on a smaller number of innovative activities aimed at satisfying existing customers. 

LowCVP News

LowCVP to take part in LCV 2014 - UK's largest low carbon vehicle trade event

The LowCVP will be exhibiting at LCV2014, the UK's largest low carbon automotive trade event on 10th and 11th September at Millbrook Proving Ground. The LowCVP is co-hosting a dinner - featuring the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards and will be involved in several other seminars and activities. Moreover, prospective members interested in joining the LowCVP will be able to benefit from a 20% discount on membership fees by registering to join at the LowCVP stand at the Show.

LowCVP at the 2014 Party Conferences

The LowCVP is happy to be supporting the Sustainability Hub's 2014 events at the three leading party conferences. The Sustainability Hub provides a platform for groups collaborating to engage directly with key political contacts and influential stakeholders on climate change and sustainable economic development at the party conferences and in other settings.

Policy Developments

New organisation established to support informed debate on energy and climate change issues

A new body, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit has recently been launched in the UK to support informed debate on energy and climate change issues in the UK..  

Other News

LowCVP guest speaker takes part in China conference on low emission vehicles

The LowCVP's Head of Projects, Gloria Esposito, was guest speaker at an event in Beijing organised by the Innovation Centre for Energy and Transport (ICET) on 15 August. Her presentation to a wide-ranging and international group of senior stakeholders focused on the LowCVP's activities in influencing UK policy and demonstrating best practise in stakeholder engagement.


Cenex-LCV 2014 Dinner featuring the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is inviting organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon transport to apply for the Low Carbon Champions Awards. There are seven categories, covering areas ranging from cars to innovations, and the winners will be announced at a new event – set to be the low carbon transport networking event of the year - on Wednesday September 10 2014.


Cenex-LCV 2014, the UK's largest Low Carbon Vehicle and technology event, will be held on 10th & 11th September 2014 at the Millbrook Proving Ground. The seventh in a series of national low carbon vehicle events run by Cenex, this year LCV2014 provides exhibitors with a technology exhibition area based in three halls, as well as outdoor exhibition space on the Steering Pad for both static vehicle displays, and space for vehicles participating in the ride & drive activities on Millbrook’s tracks.

GreenFleet Arrive 'N' Drive

The GreenFleet Arrive N Drive event will give fleet managers the opportunity to test drive the latest clean vehicles on a world class race track whilst also showcasing organisations that encourage efficient driving techniques and green fleet management practices. Over 100 types of vehicle will be on show, with electric and range-extended technology featuring prominently.

Trade Mission: Canada-UK Automotive Networking Reception

The event is organised by Enterprise Europe Network Canada in conjunction with EEN Midlands, the Canadian High Commission in London and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore possible business relationships.

Electric Vehicle Summit 2014

The Electric Vehicle Summit provides a platform for knowledge sharing between the automotive sector, government and academia to share knowledge about the development of the EV Sector in Surrey. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer will give the keynote address. 

Bus Working Group16 September 2014, (TfL, 55 Broadway, SW1). DfT and TfL update; LCEB monitoring; Low carbon bus symposium; BWG future work programme proposals. 
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Passenger Car Working Group25 September 2014, (SMMT, Great Peter St, SW1). On the agenda: DfT/OLEV policy update; Low emission van guide update; Local measures policy project update; PCWG future work programme proposals. 
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Fuels Working Group2 October 2014, (venue tbc). On the agenda: Joint LowCVP/DfT working groups on fuel policy options; Hitting the RED target, framework for fuels beyond 2020; Infrastructure roadmap.
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Innovation Working Group9 October 2014, (APC, Warwick MG). On the agenda: 2014-15 work programme; Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub; Market potential for L-Category vehicles. 
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Joint Group Working Projects15 October 2014, (DfT, London SW1). On the agenda: Forward work programme; truck accreditation; gas vehicle strategy update.
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LowCVP Board meeting29 October 2014 (Carbon Trust, SE1). On the agenda: Formal DfT review, 2014-15 work programme; LowCVP budget; progress review and KPIs. 
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» Labour Party promises action on climate resilience and air pollution (Business Green Paywall)

» EU biofuel consumption down in 2013 vs 2012 due to regulatory uncertainty (T&E)

» OLEV report summarises taxes & benefits applicable to ULEVs (UK Govt)

» UK develops low cost electric vehicle battery (Auto World - Paywall)

» NGOs propose radical plan to slash Germany’s vehicle CO2 emissions (T&E)

» Car makers turning to lightweighting for fuel economy gains (edie)

» Car clubs receive £500k cash funding boost (UK Govt)

» World’s top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers (edie)

» Tesla and Panasonic in £5bn Joint Venture for ‘gigafactory’ (Climate Action)

» Innovate UK announces £10m ‘driverless cars challenge’

» EC announces EUR100m fast track to innovation (European Commission)

» Official figures show drop in private and business mileage (Business Green - Paywall)

» First four British-built electric buses enter service (Wired Gov)

» China announces additional support for low carbon vehicles (Beijing News)

» National speed limits for HGVs increased on certain roads (BBC News)

» Maria Eagle appoints new Political Advisor (Politics Home)

» New hybrid bus charging technology trial announced (IB Times)

» 2014 is warmest year since records began and third wettest (The Indy)

» 50 Tesla superchargers now in Europe (Clean Technica)

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