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Government says merging DECC and BIS will enable "whole economy approach to delivering climate change ambitions"

The Government says that the merger of DECC and BIS means that the UK "will be best placed to deliver the significant new investment and innovation needed to support the UK’s future energy policy" according to an 'explanatory note' published following the announcement of the merger. The note says the move will enable a "whole economy approach to delivering our climate change ambitions, effectively balancing the priorities of growth and carbon reduction."

OLEV and Innovate UK announce £24m low emission freight and logistics trial Competition

A new £24m funding competition has been launched by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) with support from Innovate UK to enable industry-led research trials and development of innovative vehicles or on-vehicle technology.  The competition's aim is to trial or develop low emission vehicles in the freight, logistics, utilities and emergency industries. 

Mayor announces low emission bus routes in London

Sadiq Khan, London's Mayor, has announced plans for the first of a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ which he says will "prioritise the greenest buses on the worst polluted routes, as part of his far-reaching plans to clean up the capital’s toxic air".

LowCVP News

Last chance to book for LCV2016 Champions Awards Dinner - the networking event of the low carbon year!

There are only a few days left to book your place at the LCV2016 Networking Dinner, featuring the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards. This unique event - which takes place on Wednesday 14th September after the first day of the LCV show - will be attended by leading stakeholders from industry and government and provides a lively social occasion with a great opportunity for networking and contact-building.

LowCVP activities at LCV2016: networking dinner, bus showcase, UK Pavilion

The LowCVP will be showcasing the UK industry's successful introduction of greener buses at Cenex's LCV2016 event on September 14-15, as well as collaborating with other government-linked and funding agencies in a new 'UK Pavilion'  which is set to be a central feature of the show. The LowCVP will also, for the third time, be co-hosting with Cenex the networking Champions Awards dinner which has become an increasingly popular feature of the show in recent years. 

Formula E presenter Nicki Shields confirmed as MC for LowCVP Champions Awards

The LowCVP and Cenex-LCV2016 are delighted to announce that Formula E television presenter and science communicator Nicki Shields will be the Master of Ceremonies for this year’s LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards on 14 September.

Cenex LCV2016 seminar programme launched

Cenex has announced the seminar programme for this year's national Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV2016), the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community. The winning 'Go Ultra Low Cities' competition winners will be among the exhibitors at the event.


International Conference on Vehicle Aerodynamics 2016: Aerodynamics by Design - 21/09/2016

The next conference in this proven and successful series will cover the full range of automotive aerodynamic concepts with international presentations and case studies from Aston Martin, BMW, Volvo, Nissan, Honda, FCA and many more.

20th Int. Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2016) - 22/09/2016

Smart Systems for the Automobile of the Future: experts from industry, academia and public authorities dealing with components, systems and functions for the automobile of the future will meet for the 20th Int. Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA 2016). The conference will cover automation and electrification as the two dominant megatrends in the automotive world. 


» HMT announces consultation on company car tax and ULEVs (Gov.uk)

» CCAV and Innovate UK announce £35m call for project funding (GOV.UK)

» EV recharging stations to outnumber petrol stations by 2020 says Nissan. (Guardian)

» Biofuels ‘worse than petrol for environment’ new US study finds. (Daily Telegraph)

» President Obama announces new rules to cut US truck emissions. (Climate Action Plan)

» LowCVP becomes an associate partner in Mobility4EU; Action Plan for future mobility in Europe. (Mobility4EU)

» Netherlands ‘on brink of banning petrol-fuelled cars’. (Independent)

» UK biodiesel eradicates use of palm oil. (Fleet News)

» BEIS Secretary announces ministerial ‘local growth champions’. (GOV.UK)

» Sadiq Khan names Shirley Rodrigues as Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy. (Guardian)

» ‘Electric road’ opened in Sweden with inductive charging. (Engineering.com)

» Toyota tops list of companies for green energy revenue. (CSR Europe)

» Autonomous driving at Formula Student Germany from 2017 announced. (Formula Student Germany)

» Karma owner Wanxiang to build major new EV plant in China. (Charged EVs)

» Samsung Pays $449 Million for Stake in BYD. (China Daily)

» Mercedes presents electric delivery truck. (Elm.ev)

» Nissan unveils world's first bio-ethanol electric vehicle and zero-emission sports car. (Autocar)

» Latest UK biofuels statistics published. (GOV.UK)

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