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LowCVP News, 31 August 2017 (Issue 156)
LowCVP to showcase low emission trucks at LCV2017 Event

The LowCVP will be hosting the 'Low Emission Truck Stop' at Cenex-LCV2017 (Millbrook, 6-7 September) to highlight how this key sector of road transport is rising to the emissions challenge with the introduction of new, cleaner technologies and fuels. Supported by Scania, Magtec, Arcola and OGE, the Truck Stop will showcase the use of a range of technologies for cutting CO2 and polluting emissions.

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Policy Developments

Winning bids for £11m low emission bus funding announced

The winning bidders who will share £11 million funding for low emission buses in England and Wales have been named by the government. The money will help councils and bus companies to buy 153 electric and gas-powered vehicles and to install stations to fuel or charge them.

£23m Hydrogen for Transport Programme launched

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced details of a £23 million Hydrogen Transport Programme, which aims to expand the network of hydrogen refuelling stations alongside the deployment of fuel cell vehicles, building on the successes of the previous HRS Infrastructure Capital Grant Scheme.

Reports & Studies

Government announces details of £20m 'Future Fuels for Flight and Freight' competition

The Government has announced details of an advanced fuels competition following the completion of an independent feasibility study to provide information on the development, design, launch and management of the initiative. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced last year that it would make £20m available for a future fuels for flight and freight competition.

Rapid growth in renewables and coal phase-out has transformed carbon impact of EVs - report

A report by Imperial College, commissioned by Drax, finds that as a result of the growth in production of greener, renewable electricity, the average year-round emissions from electric vehicles have fallen by half in the last four years and that they are now twice as efficient as conventional cars.

Research finds no performance damage to EV batteries used in V2G trials

A new study from the University of Warwick has suggested that use of a electric vehicle batteries to power large buildings in a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) scenario does not necessarily degrade battery performance and can even improve it. 

LowCVP News

LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards shortlists announced! Book now for the gala dinner!

The LowCVP has so far announced the shortlists for four categories of the 2017 edition of the prestigious Low Carbon Champions Awards. The Champions Awards celebrate innovation and best practice in the UK’s accelerating drive to cut carbon emissions from the road transport sector. Table bookings for the celebration gala dinner – which will take place alongside Energy 2017 at the NEC on 11 October – are now being taken.

LowCVP seminar series on EVs and the grid to take place at Energy 2017 Show prior to Champions Awards

The LowCVP is to run a series of seminars at the Energy 2017 exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday October 11. The series entitled The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Managing Impacts on the Powergrid will take place during the afternoon immediately preceding the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards gala dinner at the same venue. Speakers are already confirmed from National Grid, EA Technology and UK Power Networks. The sessions will be chaired by LowCVP's policy director, Jonathan Murray.


Cenex - Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2017 - 06/09/2017

The Low Carbon Vehicle Event - LCV -  is run by Cenex, the UK's first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies. It is the UK's leading showcase of low carbon and low emission automotive and related technology.

Clean Vehicle Retrofit Technology Workshop - 26/09/2017

This Clean Vehicle Retrofit Technology Workshop is being organised by the LowCVP in partnership with the Joint Air Quality Team. The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness about the role of retrofit technologies in reducing NOx emissions from diesel vehicles, share the findings of LowCVP’s CBTF/CVTF Evaluation Report and share local authority case studies. 

Autolink 2017 - Automotive Futures - 26/09/2017

This year the Welsh Automotive Assembly are changing the theme of Autolink to look at the trends in automotive with the technologies and products required to meet the needs of future mobility. There will be an excellent panel of speakers and there will be space for organisations to display their products.

Routes to Clean Air 2017 - 24/10/2017

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) presents their annual air quality conference Routes to Clean Air 2017, a two-day conference which brings together air quality professionals from transport to local government.

Unlocking sustainable growth in the city regions - 15/09/2017

This Energy Saving Trust event will examine low carbon housing, city energy planning and sustainable transport issues.  It will look at how cities can best deliver low carbon transport solutions and infrastructure to improve local air quality and meet future mobility needs, the potential of integrated urban energy planning and the opportunities to map out its energy system through to 2050 as well as solutions for transforming energy performance of new and existing housing. 

GreenFleet Arrive 'n' Drive - 28/09/2017

Greenfleet Arrive “n” Drive is the UK’s fleet event dedicated to helping business fleets to lower emissions and costs. The event provides an intensive day of unique driving experiences, insight and information exchange to enable managers to make fleet procurement decisions with confidence.

WPD's Balancing Act Conference - 05/10/2017

Western Power Distribution's Balancing Act conference on low carbon technologies will seek to generate discussion around: Future challenges for the Low Voltage (LV) Network; the integration of electric vehicles (EVs) in preparation for 2040; the electrification of heat and the latest learnings from our storage trials. 

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

LowCVP Members Council, 19th October June 2017, (Venue tbc).
On the agenda: Work programme planning; Govt update; Communications 2017; membership fees.

LowCVP Board Meeting, 2nd November 2017 (SMMT, London SW1).
On the agenda:  Finances; government update, work programme update.

Bus Working Group, 21st September 2017 (ImechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1).
On the agenda: DfT policy update, TfL update, LCEB monitoring,. Work programme update, LEB workshops. Guest speaker: tbc.

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Passenger Car Working Group, 19th September 2017 (WWF-UK, Woking).
On the agenda: OLEV and DfT update, work programme update, air quality related projects, Guest speakers: TfL Mayor's Transport Strategy & WWF UK - decarbonising transport activities.

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Fuels Working Group, 5th October 2017, (Venue tbc).
On the agenda: DfT update, RED 2, Advanced Biofuels, E10, EV Network Group update;
Guest speaker: tbc.

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Innovation Working Group, (12 October 2017 - venue tbc).
On the agenda: Work programme 2017-18; workshop & consortium building; L - category report.

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Commercial Vehicle Working Group, 17 October 2017, (ImechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1)
On the agenda: VECTO; its limitations, opportunities and application; points for DfT Ministerial Low Emission HGV TF, LoCITY; lessons/opportunities outside London; Update FWG & linkages to CVWG.

Help steer the policy and build the markets by joining the Partnership.

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


» Shell to launch as electricity supplier (Shell)

» Ford announces £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 cars (BBC)

» Fewer cars not electric cars beat air pollution, says top UK advisor (The Guardian)

» Rise of electric vehicles could halve oil demand – report (Green Alliance)

» Germany strikes deal with car makers on diesel NOx emissions

» RAC warns drivers about wider roll-out of French pollution control scheme (RAC)

» ClientEarth calls for clarification on UK air quality plans (Client Earth)

» Tesla to unveil long-haul electric lorry (The Independent)

» World's first all-electric light delivery truck begins production in Portugal (Daimler)

» Cenex announces trial of natural gas-fuelled lorries (Cenex)

» Lithium-ion batteries below $200/kWh by 2019 will drive rapid storage uptake – report (PV magazine)

» Nissan tests in Denmark show EV owners earning more than £1000 per year by using car batteries as grid storage (Arstechnica)

» Chargemaster to become 100% renewable electricity supplier (Chargemaster)

» Tesla drivers claim Model S distance record of 670 miles on one charge as Model 3 begins production (The Guardian)

» Los Angeles buys 95 electric buses, plans emissions-free fleet by 2030 (Charged EVs)

» Mayor publishes draft London environment strategy (London.gov)

» Oxford launches on-street charging trial for EV users (Business Green)

» Ford in JV to design, build and sell electric vehicles in China (Daily Telegraph)

» Renault/Nissan in Chinese joint venture (Daily Telegraph)

» Audi designing solar roof for future electric vehicles (Edie)

» Carmakers accused of 'clutching at straws' over retrofitting polluting diesels (The Guardian)

» BMW to offer discount to diesel drivers swapping for green models (Green Fleet)

» BP to install more charging points at petrol stations (Charged EVs)

» ONS study finds relatively small numbers of people are ready to switch to EVs (ONS

» EU considering 2030 electric car quota (Climate Change News)

» Leeds to trial tech that switches engines to electric when air pollution (Business Green)

» Tesla unveils pod powered totally by solar panels (Daily Mail)

» LowCVP's Gloria Esposito to be a judge for National Air Quality Awards (Air Quality News)

» Biogas bus trials in Bristol (Green Fleet)

» Double-deck electric bus trialled in York (Optare)

» Next LoCITY Roadshow on gas-powered commercial vehicles, Thu 21 Sept (LoCITY)

» Biogas lorry trials get under way (Transport News Brief)

» Royal Mail orders 100 Peugeot electric delivery vans (SMMT)

» Indian truck builder developing battery swapping system for electric buses (Charged EVs)

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