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LowCVP News, 28 April 2017 (Issue 152)
Tesla overtakes both Ford and GM in market valuation

Tesla, the luxury American electric car maker is the most valuable car company in the United States, its stock valuation having overtaken that of General Motors and Ford. Tesla stock has risen by about 35% in the past month as investors have bet that Tesla - founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk - is set to revolutionise the motor and energy industries.

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LowCVP Annual Conference: SAVE THE DATE! - Tuesday 27 June 2017, City Hall, London

Join us at the LowCVP’s annual conference, supported by the Mayor of London, which will take place at City Hall on Tuesday 27 June 2017. The conference will be followed by a drinks reception in ‘London’s Living Room’. 

LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2017 - register your interest now!

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) will formally open its call for nominations to the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards shortly. The Champions Awards celebrate organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. Register your interest now to make sure your organisation doesn't miss out!

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the LowCVP Annual Conference, 27 June, City Hall

The LowCVP's annual Conference, supported by the Mayor of London will take place at London's iconic City Hall on Tuesday 27 June. There are several sponsorship and exhibition opportunities associated with the the event.

Policy Developments

TfL announces £18m spending on rapid EV charging network

Transport for London has appointed suppliers who will install 300 rapid charge points in the city by 2020. New taxis licensed after January 1, 2018 will have to be zero-emission capable and there will be a dedicated charging network to support them.

Competition launched for freight fuels of the future

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a competition to to support the development and deployment of sustainable low carbon fuels for use in aviation and HGVs. The Future Fuels for Flight and Freight ('F4C') aims to promote the development of an advanced UK low carbon fuels industry and also support the development of the related supply chain. 

Government commits £246m to battery technologies

The Government has announced the availability of funding of £246m over four years through the ‘Faraday Challenge’ to help UK businesses seize the opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy, aiming to propel the UK into a world-leading position in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles.

Industry News

FTA calls for national scrappage scheme to support small businesses operating in polluted areas

Ahead of the announcement of the Government's Air Quality Plan, the Freight Transport Association has called for fiscal measures to help small business vehicle owners to meet the costs of operating in new Clean Air Zones (CAZs).

Reports & Studies

Cutting carbon emissions is good for the economy as well as the environment - new report

A new report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) finds that over 25 years, the UK has been the most successful of the G7 nations at both growing its economy and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

London ranked second of 35 leading cities in push to decarbonise transport

London has been ranked in second-place in a new analysis comparing leading world cities' attempts to decarbonise the transport sector. The new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that London is a "likely candidate" to become the first zero-emissions city in the world.

New report says bus investment is most cost-effective way of cleaning the air

A new report commissioned by Greener Journeys says that investing in greener bus technologies is the most cost-effective way of rapidly tackling urban air pollution. The report says that the latest clean bus technology is particularly effective at cutting pollution. 

Green Alliance report: rise of EVs and revolution in energy system presents big challenges

Anticipated uptake of electric cars, the growth in small scale renewable energy supply and other disruptive factors in the energy system will pose big challenges for the power grid, but a bigger challenge in governing the change in who owns the energy system says a new report from environment NGO Green Alliance.

Other News

APC awards £62m for innovative low carbon projects

Seven projects have been awarded grants worth £62m through the latest round of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the joint industry-government programme aimed at accelerating the UK to the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology.

Bluecity electric car club launches in London - finally!

The electric car club based on Paris's popular Autolib car hire scheme has launched in Hammersmith and Fulham, London, but almost three years after its French operators, Bollore Group, announced plans to bring it to the capital.


Rushlight Summer Showcase - 20/06/2017

The Rushlight Summer Showcase is the marketplace that brings together cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers, with investors & financiers and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations. 

Upcoming events from IMechE - LowCVP member discounts

LowCVP members will receive discounts to attend any of three upcoming events run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers covering vehicle thermal management systems, real driving emissions and developments in transmission and driveline technology. 

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

LowCVP Board meeting, 6 July 2017 (venue tbc). On the agenda: Audited accounts; finances; government update post-election.

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Bus Working Group,  27 April 2017 (Horiba-MIRA, Nuneaton). On the agenda: DfT policy update, TfL update, LCEB monitoring,. Work programme update, Greener Journeys, LEB workshops. Guest speaker: Horiba-MIRA.

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Passenger Car Working Group, 4 May 2017 (SMMT). On the agenda: OLEV and DfT update, Transition to WLTP, Improvement of consumer Information, Low carbon car fiscal study. 

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Fuels Working Group, 11 May 2017, (DfT, London SW1). On the agenda: DfT update, the RED 2, Advanced Biofuels, E10, EV Network Group update; Work programme 2017/18. Guest speaker: NNFCC.

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Innovation Working Group, (Date & venue tbc). On the agenda: Work programme 2017-18; workshop & consortium building; L - category report.  

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LowCVP Members Council, 8 June 2017, (Univ of Liverpool London Campus). On the agenda: Work programme planning; Govt update; Communications 2017; membership fees.

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Commercial Vehicle Working Group, 12 July 2017 (ETI, Loughborough). On the agenda: Review of international best practices relevant to roll-out of the retrofit technology accreditation scheme; DfT Ministerial Low Emission HGV Task Force meeting; CV focus at LCV17; Completion of work with CENEX to develop a fleet advice tool for LoCITY.

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Current activities and projects taking place in each of the LowCVP's Working Groups: more information.


» EU to propose linking CO2 emissions for trucks, cars to road toll charges (Reuters)

» Green Investment Bank sell-off criticised by NGOs (The Guardian)

» Government given 21 days to explain climate change failures or face legal action (The Independent)

» How mayors can transform their cities – new report (ippr)

» SMMT - 10 facts you need to know about diesel (SMMT)

» MEPs vote to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels (EUBIA)

» Scottish Government pledges £3 million available for green buses (Gov.Scot)

» Scania pledges to switch to fossil free electricity by 2020 (Scania PR)

» Tory voters want environmental regulations maintained after Brexit – survey (British Utilities link)

» Electric vehicle energy storage provides 'perfect opportunity' for UK – REA (Edie)

» National Clean Air Day – 15 June – ways to get involved (Cleanairday.org)

» Save the Date – LoCity progress event hosted by Freight in the City, 7 Nov (Freight in the City)

» 'Smart lampposts' on the way as electric vehicle charge points approved (Oxford Mail)

» MEPs call for stricter and clearer oversight on emissions tests (Europarl link)

» Mayor consults on changes to the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London (Tfl.gov)

» London and Paris to launch an on-road emissions scoring tool (London.gov)

» BYD opens electric bus factory in Hungary (Transport Engineer)

» Tesla announces plans to launch electric semi-truck (The Guardian)

» New Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport - Bernadette Kelly

» Chinese lithium-ion battery industry is growing to be the most powerful in the world (China Daily)

» Food manufacturer achieves 'staggering' fuel efficiency savings through new tyres (Edie)

» Almost half of Britons back restrictions on polluting cars, only 18% opposed - survey (FoE)

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