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LowCVP News, 29 June 2018, Issue 166
CCC 2018 Progress Report - UK off-track on emissions targets; transport is key sector of concern

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the UK is behind schedule in terms of meeting legally-binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. The CCC says that the Government must learn from the lessons of the last decade and unless action is taken now, the shift to a low carbon economy may be unnecessarily expensive.

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LowCVP News

LowCVP Conference, 12 July - full agenda announced! The full agenda for the LowCVP's 2018 Annual Conference on July 12 in Westminster has been announced. The Conference will address what it's going to take to bring consumers on the zero emission transport journey. Book now! Read more

Industry News

BP buys Britain's leading EV charging company Energy major BP is buying Chargemaster,  the UK's largest electric vehicle charging company, in the latest in a string of acquisitions by major oil companies in the low emissions vehicle sector. Read more

Climate Change News

Antarctic ice melt has resulted in 7.5mm sea level rise in 25 years - report Antarctica has lost 2.7 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, contributing to a global sea level rise of more than 7.5mm over that period according to a new report published in the journal Nature. Ocean-driven melting has caused rates of ice loss from West Antarctica to approximately treble over the period. Read more

Policy Developments

Mayors unite to urge Government to bring forward 'ban' on sales of new petrol and diesel cars

The Mayors of London and Manchester with cross-party leaders, representing around 20m people from towns and cities in England and Wales, have called on the Government to "bring forward plans to phase out sales of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 to 2030 to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis".

Reports & Studies

UK energy system could cope with 2030 ICE phase-out - report

A new report from Vivid Economics, commissioned by WWF, says that the UK energy system could cope with an earlier transition to electric vehicles than the 2040 target announced by the Environment Secretary late last year. Meanwhile, a separate report by T&E finds that Europe is falling behind in the transition and that China is surging ahead with electrification.

New electric vehicle research predicts public chargers to account for only 8% of charging

According to a new report by Delta-ee, only 8% of electric vehicle charging will take place using public network infrastructure in the next 10 years. The research was based on 10,000 responses from a UK-wide survey to determine what factors affected people’s charging preferences.

New electric vehicle research predicts public chargers to account for only 8% of charging

According to a new report by Delta-ee, only 8% of electric vehicle charging will take place using public network infrastructure in the next 10 years. The research was based on 10,000 responses from a UK-wide survey to determine what factors affected people’s charging preferences.

Other News

Take the Greenbiz survey on fleet and vehicle electrification!

Advances in electric vehicle technologies, changing environmental policies, and a growing desire to achieve sustainability goals are driving many businesses and government agencies to move from fossil-fuel based fleets to electric-powered vehicles. In turn, many businesses, government agencies and utility companies are working to meet electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements. Link to take the 5-10 minute survey is below.


LowCVP Low Emission Bus Workshop: Cardiff - 19/07/2018

The LowCVP will host its fifth regional Low Emission Bus Workshop in Cardiff on Thursday 19th July 2018 at the Principality Stadium. The free morning workshop will provide local authorities and bus operators with information on new technologies and fuels, sharing operators' experiences of low carbon and low emission solutions for bus fleets around the UK, including retrofit SCR projects.

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 LowCVP will be taking part in the Oxford EV Summit which will be held at Oxford University's Said Business School on 4/5 July.

International Conference on Vehicle Aerodynamics - 16/10/2018

Aerodynamics continues to make an increasing contribution to the performance and characteristics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles and also in motorsport. Not confined to absolute performance and energy use, customer demand for reduced wind noise and soiling while increasing visibility and comfort requires aerodynamicists to be involved in more aspects of design, development and testing than before. (NB LowCVP members can register at IMechE member rates.)

New Members

We are pleased to welcome the following new members to the Partnership.

Autobahn International Ltd

Premoco Renewables

Mid Sussex District Council

Dublin Bus

UK Power Networks

Blackpool Transport Services Ltd

University of Birmingham


Upcoming LowCVP Activities

Upcoming Working Group Meetings:

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

Commercial Vehicle Working Group: 4th July 2018 (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester)
On the agenda: 2018/19 work programme.
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LowCVP Annual Conference: 12th July 2018 (One Birdcage Walk, London).
Conference Information Page


» Renault to invest €1bn in electric car plants (Financial Times)

» London to have Europe's largest double-decker electric bus fleet (London.gov)

» REA Report: Taking Charge How Local Authorities can champion electric vehicles (REA News)

» Report says transition to EVs threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs (Charged.EVs)

» CARB approves plan to invest $423 million from VW mitigation fund in zero-emission trucks, buses (Green Car Congress)

» Ford and VW reveal plans for collaboration, including vehicle development (Freightwaves)

» Mayor of London: Ultra-Low Emission Zone to expand up to North & South Circular (London.gov)

» Project sees liquid air used for electricity storage (The Guardian)

» Hyundai and Audi to partner in development of fuel cell technology (PR Newswire)

» Ultra-fast electric charging tech among Faraday Challenge grant winners (Business Green)

» 'Electric Vehicles: Towards an Excellent User Experience' - a new report published by the Energy Systems Catapult (TS-Cat)

» Norway expects commercial electric flights by 2025 (The Guardian)

» Ikea to electrify delivery fleet by 2025 (Electrive)

» Prince Charles planning to add electric cars to royal fleet (Daily Telegraph)

» First stage winners of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition announced (KTN)

» India's Bharat Forge invests in LowCVP member Tevva Motors (Times of India)

» Milan to ban diesels in city center next year (Inside EVs)

» Daimler steps up plans to dominate electric truck market (Climate Action Programme)

» VW to partner with Quantamscape to secure access to solid-state batteries for long-range EVs (VW news)

» The availability of electric vehicles in the UK could dry up after Brexit (T&E)

» GM, Honda to develop batteries for electric vehicles (Business Insider)

» UK electric car parc grows 50% in one year to 150,000 (Fleet World)

» BMW introduces wireless charging option for iPerformance PHEV (The Drive.com)

» BYD to build world’s largest battery factory in China (Bloomberg)

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