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LowCVP and NFDA collaborate to help motorists make the most of the new fuel economy figures

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and LowCVP have worked together to help customers at car dealerships understand that that more reliable fuel economy and emissions figures are now available to them as a result of the introduction of the new WLTP fuel economy tests. 

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Reports & Studies

Deloitte projects EV 'tipping point' when price parity with ICE vehicles is reached in 2024

New analysis by Deloitte forecasts that the cost of owning a battery electric vehicle (BEV) - without subsidy - will reach price parity with that of a petrol or diesel vehicle in 2024. If the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant is maintained at its current level, price parity could be reached as early as 2021. Meanwhile, a separate Reuters analysis says that global car makers are planning to spend over $300bn on electric vehicles and related technology.

ICCT report finds narrowing of gap between stated and 'real world' fuel economy - but gap is still wide

For the first time in years, the average gap between official fuel consumption figures and actual fuel use for new cars in the EU in 2017 did not increase according to an updated analysis by the ICCT. However, the gap only stabilised at 39 percent. The ICCT says that the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled since 2001.

Policy Developments

Government publishes response to BEIS Committee report on EVs The Government has published its response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee report into driving the EV transition which was published last October. The Government says "the UK’s low emission vehicle industry is a huge success story and a great source of strength in our economy. The Government wants to take advantage of the economic opportunities now emerging globally, as countries move towards a cleaner future for road transport". Read more

Industry News

Battery electric car wins WhatCar Car of the Year Award for the first time For the first time, a battery electric vehicle has been named the WhatCar Car of the Year. WhatCar said that the Kia e-Niro is "the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives".  Read more

Uber introduces 15p/mile fee to help fund driver EV uptake

Uber fares have risen by 15p mile in London this month, representing a 'clean air fee'. Uber expects to raise over £200m from the levy which will be used to support the transition of its drivers to electric vehicles over the next few years. The company says the first 20,000 drivers will upgrade to electric vehicles by the end of 2021.

LowCVP News

LowCVP and NFDA collaborate to help motorists make the most of the new fuel economy figures Information provided through National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) outlets will help to provide and explain more reliable fuel economy and emissions figures to car buyers, thanks to a collaboration with the LowCVP.  Read more

EVET Stakeholder Seminar 11 Feb - 11/02/2019

The second EV Energy Taskforce stakeholder seminar for the wider interest group will now take place on the 11th February 2019, in Birmingham.

Other News

Mayor urges London motorists to check vehicles for ULEZ compliance

The Mayor of London has urged London drivers and businesses with drivers in the capital to check whether their vehicles are compliant with the new, stricter emissions standards that will be introduced for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on 8 April. Drivers of non-compliant cars, vans and motorcycles will need to pay a £12.50 daily charge (buses, coaches and lorries will have to pay a higher charge).

Clean Air Zone 'Whitepaper' to provide advice to businesses on CAZ impacts

Lombard has collaborated with the University of the West of England to publish a 'Whitepaper' focusing on the impacts of the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) on business fleets. 


Energy and Rural Business Show 2019 - 06/02/2019

For the latest advances in low emission vehicles in the rural sector don’t miss Energy and Rural Business Show 2019. The event which includes Energy Now Expo, Low Emission Vehicles Expo and Rural Business Expo is free to attend. LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, will be speaking at the Conference associated with the event.

UK Bus Summit 2019 - 06/02/2019

The 5th annual UK Bus Summit will take place in London on 6th February 2019. The UK Bus Summit is the premier bus event covering all parts of the UK. Held right at the heart of Westminster to elevate the importance of bus at the centre of local and national decision making. The event allows the opportunity to compare and contrast bus policy throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

New Members

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

Fleet Evolution

SSE Enterprise


Nexans EVSE

Vulcanaer Ltd

Babcock International

London Fire Brigade

Integrated Transport Planning Ltd

Velocys Technologies Ltd


» UK Automotive on red alert as ‘no deal’ threat sees manufacturing and investment plummet (SMMT)

» Govt Office for Science publishes ‘Future of Mobility’ Report (Gov.uk)

» VW & Ford ‘global alliance’ to focus on EVs introduction, commercial vehicles (Telegraph)

» Connected Kerb Launches World-First Roadside Charging and Connectivity Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (PR Newswire)

» ITT Hub says 45% of stand space for 2020 Farnborough CV-focused event is already sold (ITT Hub)

» MPs debate introduction of E10 petrol and future of UK bioethanol industry (Hansard)

» VW to join Tesla in the charging and energy storage businesses (Charged EVs)

» Hyundai, Peugeot, Michelin feature on CDP’s ‘A-List’ for environmental performance (CDP)

» Ocado opens first natural gas refuelling station (GreenFleet)

» World-leading WiCET project launches to advance wireless charging for electric taxis (Cenex)

» UK spends most in EU on subsidising fossil fuels, finds European Commission report (EurActiv)

» Centrica to accelerate EV ambitions with dedicated Mobility Ventures team

» UK firm launches fuel cell charger for electric cars – aims to reduce stress on energy system (Telegraph)

» California considers an EV mileage fee to support road infrastructure (ChargedEVs)

» Shell to link Executive Pay to CO2 Reduction (BBC News)

» National Infrastructure Commission calls for visible national charging network (NIC)

» OVO claims world first install of domestic V2G charger (Current)

» Oxford reveals clean air plan to ban HGVs from city centre by 2020 (Motor Transport)

» VW unveils mobile charging station using second-life EV batteries (Edie)

» BP expands EV networks play into China with PowerShare investment (FT)

» Next phase of VECTO to bring large vans and buses into scope (Europa)

» Shell says it wants to double green energy investment (The Guardian)

» Honda unveils two-way wireless V2G energy management system

» Toyota and Panasonic forge partnership to develop EV batteries (Fortune)

» Mayor of London launches world’s largest air quality monitoring network (London.gov)

» Biogas 'explainer': solutions for reducing fleet emissions (ADBA)

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