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LowCVP News, 30 April 2018, (Issue 164)
Tackling climate change will also cut air pollution, improve public health says King's College study

New analysis by King's College London, published in The Lancet, finds that meeting the UK's Climate Change Act commitments could cut nitrogen dioxide air pollution by up to 60% and lead to improved public health. The Climate Change Act requires the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.

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Policy Developments

New regulations to double the use of sustainable renewable fuels by 2020

New biofuel targets that came into force on 15 April are set to double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel. The new regulations will increase the amount of renewable fuel blended into the transport fuel mix.

LowCVP News

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham delivers keynote speech at LowCVP’s ‘Moving North’ conference

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, together with leading speakers from the Northern Powerhouse, the automotive industry and related sectors, came together in Manchester on 12 April to discuss the future of greener transport in the North and resulting business opportunities.

Save the date! the LowCVP Annual Conference – Thursday, 12 July 2018, London

Progress to a zero emission transport future depends not just on the availability of the right vehicles and fuels but also on the willingness and enthusiasm of consumers to adopt them. Increasing consumers' appetite for change through supportive policies, effective marketing and other actions will determine the rate of progress. Find out how experts view the 'people, policy, product' conundrum at the LowCVP's 2018 Annual Conference.

LowCVP Bus and Innovation groups team up to collaborate on future technologies

Going beyond just the powertrain technology and looking at innovative new solutions to help improve passenger experience, reverse the downward trends in ridership and encourage people onto lower carbon public transport and help meet the industy's challenges in the coming decade. Presentations now available for LowCVP Members to download.

Industry News

Shell calls for 2035 ban on conventional petrol and diesel vehicles.

Shell has proposed banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the US, EU and China by 2035 in order to meet the emissions goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

UK new car market falls amidst car buyer 'confusion'.

The UK new car market declined in March, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with registrations falling -15.7% compared with the same month last year.

Reports & Studies

Two new reports highlight growth in UK van traffic

Significant growth of van traffic in the UK is creating "considerable challenges" for cities and urban areas, leading to poorer air quality and congestion according to a new report from the Urban Transport Group. Meanwhile, a report by TRL evaluates the prospects for autonomous vehicle freight carriage in London.

Other News

APC makes up to £30 million available for development of low carbon powertrain technologies in the UK

The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) 10th funding competition, APC10, is making up to £30 million available for the development of low carbon powertrain technologies in the UK.

eLIPTIC final conference highlights prospects for electric buses in cities

The eLIPTIC project, in which the LowCVP has been a partner, has come to an end with the final conference taking place in Bremen, Germany from 25-27th April 2018. The three-year Horizon 2020 project looked to assess the potential for using existing electrical infrastructure to support the roll-out of electric vehicles in cities, with a focus on electric buses.


FT Engage Event - Air Quality - 21/05/2018

Join FT Engage for an evening of discussion with LowCVP Chairman, Darran Messem, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, Dr Ian Mudway, an air toxcitity speciallist from KCL, and Leslie Hook, the FT's Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent who will also be joined by experts from industry, policy and the health community.

FISITA PLUS Conference - 12/07/2018

A one-day conference for mobility technologists and professionals.

Michelin: Movin' On Event - Montreal - 30/05/2018

Movin’On, presented by Michelin and organized by Montreal-based C2, is taking the next step. From May 30 - June 1, in Montréal, over 5,000 leaders of the global mobility ecosystem from the public and private sectors will share their ideas, expertise and experience and forge ahead on the mobility of tomorrow.

edie Live 2018 - 22/05/2018

edie Live, edie's annual flagship two-day exhibition and conference which attracts thousands of energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 22-23 May. 

The Microlise Transport Conference 2018 - 16/05/2018

Innovation. Technology. The Future of Transport...

Join more than 1,100 delegates at the Microlise Transport Conference and experience an event like no other. Hear from industry experts and pick your area of interest from a packed agenda featuring industry leading names, workshop programmes and an exhibition space full of innovative suppliers.

Fully Charged Live - 09/06/2018

Created by TV Presenter, Robert Llewellyn, Fully Charged launched on YouTube in 2010 & has aired ~300 episodes on the future of energy & transport. Interest in low emission technologies is surging and the show has a growing, engaged audience. This two-day event, part-exhibition and part-show, will be hosted by Robert Llewellyn & Jonny Smith who will be taking centre stage in the interactive theatres.

Oxford EV Summit - 04/07/2018

This two-day summit brings together leaders and key players working on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure to explore the opportunities, and the barriers, on the road towards full electro mobility. The Oxford EV Summit, will be held at Oxford University's Said Business School, 4th and 5th July.

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

Working Group Meetings:

Commercial Vehicle Working Group: 1st May 2018 (Transport Scotland, Edinburgh)
On the agenda: 2018/19 work programme.
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Passenger Car Working Group: 2nd May 2018 (Univ of Liverpool, London campus).
On the agenda:  Low Emission Taxi Guide; car buyer research; WLTP transition; improving consumer information.
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Fuels Working Group: --POSTPONED-- May 2018 (tbc, London)
On the agenda: AFID/E10 Update, 2018/19 Work Programme
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Members Council Meeting: 7th June 2018 (SMMT, 71 Great Peter St, London).
On the agenda: Information and updates; LowCVP work programme 2018/19

Board of Directors Meeting: 3rd July 2018 (One Birdcage Walk, London).
On the agenda: Information and updates; LowCVP work programme 2018/19

LowCVP Annual Conference: 12th July 2018 (One Birdcage Walk, London).
Conference Information Page


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