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LowCVP News, 31 May 2019 (Issue 177)
CCC report calls for 'Net Zero' UK commitment, acceleration of EV uptake

The Committee on Climate Change has published a landmark report which calls for the UK to adopt a world-leading target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The report calls for the target for electric cars introduction to be brought forward and for the accelerated introduction of low carbon technologies for other harder-to-electrify vehicle types, such as long-range trucks.

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LowCVP News

LowCVP Annual Conference 2019 - Future Fuels on the Road to Zero - Book now! The LowCVP's 2019 Annual Conference, taking place in Westminster, London on Monday, July 8th, will focus on the low carbon fuels agenda; acknowledging the momentum behind moves to 'electrify everything', while analysing which other fuel types can support the drive to cut emissions in the short, medium and long-term as well as which policy interventions are required to support them. Read more
DfT & LowCVP launch campaign to help motorists ‘Know Your Fuel’ New labelling on fuel dispensers and nozzles is being introduced as a result of new regulations by the Department for Transport. The new labels - to be introduced by 1st September 2019 - will help drivers to choose the right fuel for their vehicle. The LowCVP is working with the DfT and key industry stakeholders to help ensure a smooth transition. Read more

LowCVP News: New van technologies guide to help cut fuel cost, emissions and climate impact

(LowCVP News Release): The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and Cenex have published a new Low Emission Van Guide to coincide with this week’s CV Show in Birmingham and the revised licensing for drivers of alternatively fuelled vans (announced yesterday by the DfT).

Policy Developments

New minister takes responsibility for 'future mobility' at Department for Transport Michael Ellis MP has replaced Jesse Norman as minister responsible for 'future mobility' and 'transport and the environment' at the Department for Transport (DfT). Mr Ellis was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport since January 2018. Jesse Norman will move to the Treasury. Read more

Government makes £28m investment in UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry

The Government has announced that Coventry will be home to a new national centre of excellence for the development of the latest electric car battery technology. Meanwhile, it's also been announced that 22 projects will benefit from £25m Government investment to help decarbonise UK transport.

Industry News

Hydrogen buses set for London; five new biomethane refuelling stations to open Transport for London has ordered 20 new hydrogen fuel cell buses to run in the capital. Meanwhile, CNG Fuels has announced that five new biomethane refuelling stations will open to serve HGV fleet operators who want to make the switch from diesel. Read more

New report identifies detailed opportunities and costs from Vehicle-to-Grid charging of EVs

A new report from Cenex finds that bidirectional Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging, which sees vehicles provide energy from their batteries to the grid when plugged in, delivers greater value and revenues than unidirectional Smart Charging.

'Electric Vehicle Approved' scheme recognises dealerships skilled at selling & servicing EVs

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) with support from OLEV and the Energy Saving Trust has launched a new Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme to certify retailers’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. 


Low Carbon Transport: Engineering the Fuels of the Future - 09/07/2019

Join the Low Carbon Transport: Engineering the Fuels of the Future seminar (9 July) to address developments in low carbon fuels, practical applications in the automotive and marine sectors and efforts to overcome the main engineering challenges to widespread adoption.

Zero emission bus workshop - using on-site battery storage to support electrification - 13/06/2019

This free workshop will look at how on-site battery storage has been deployed to support the electrification of bus services. Held in partnership with Zenobe Energy, Stagecoach Bus, Alexander Dennis and BYD, the event is part of LowCVP's Zero Emission Bus Workshop Series.

The EV Experience Conference - 02/07/2019

Bringing together a range of senior stakeholders from the automotive, EV charging, fleet, payments, and renewables industries, this year’s EV Experience Conference will convene industry and policymakers to envision the desired consumer experience of electric vehicles in 2025. 

Future Resource & Zero Emission 2019 - 11/09/2019

The UK's leading event for energy and water efficiency, Future ResourceAnchorAnchorprovides a platform for the latest solutions and industry insights shaping the future of the utilities sector. Specifically designed for businesses aspiring to be greener and more sustainable.

Fully Charged Live - 07/06/2019

The festival of clean energy technology and electric vehicles is back for a second year. The organisers promise that this summer’s show will be an exhilarating festival with more visitor attractions, more exhibits and an extra day (Friday) to see it all too. The LowCVP will be represented at Fully Charged Live - come and see us on stand D28 in Hall 4 (near the Giga Theatre). 

Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2019 (Cenex-LCV 2019) - 04/09/2019

Cenex-LCV 2019 will once again be held at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, on 4-5 September. 2018 saw the largest ever attendance at the LCV Event (4385 delegates) a 13.5% rise on 2017; testimony to the growing interest and engagement in this agenda.  This year, a new Connected Autonomous Mobility Event is to be co-located at Cenex-LCV 2019. The opportunity to make expressions of interest for those interested in presenting at at LCV 2019 has just been opened.

Rushlight Summer Showcase - 20/06/2019

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. It covers the whole of cleantech, including energy, resources, manufacturing, materials, transport, bioeconomy, environment, agriculture, water, biodiversity and natural capital. LowCVP members get a 50% discount off the standard price.

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

Zero Emission Bus Workshop: 13th June 2019 - Broadwater Pavilion - Guildford Rugby Club, Godlaming, GU7 3DH
On the Agenda - talks from:

  • Infrastructure Supplier
  • Local Authority
  • Local Operator
  • Site tour of newly electrified depot
Interested Stakeholders Click Here To Register

BSOG Reform (England) Workshop: 18th June 2019 - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ
Workshop with members to discuss proposals put forward by LowCVP to reform BSOG support in England to encourage the uptake of
low, ultra low and zero emission buses and renewable fuels.
Interested Stakeholders Click Here To Register

Members Council Meeting: 4th July 2019 - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ

Council Members Click Here

LowCVP Annual Conference: 8th July 2019 - IMechE,One Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ

Members Click Here To Register





» London’s ULEZ shows early success in deterring polluting vehicles (AQ News)

» British engine manufacturing down nearly a quarter in April due to 'Brexit effect' (SMMT)

» EV charging schemes will fail if consumer concerns ignored, says Citizens Advice (Citizens Advice)

» Midlands fleets wanted to complete short survey about alternative fuels and technologies! (Cenex/Survey Monkey)

» Alexander Dennis sold to Canadian firm for £320m (BBC)

» Germany extends 1.2 billion euro electric car bonus to 2020 (Reuters)

» Amsterdam to ban ICE vehicles by 2030 (ChargedEVs)

» Global EV sales 'will dominate traditional car sales by 2040' – Bloomberg (Energy Live News)

» Life-cycle report on batteries published (Candriam)

» More than two thirds of people think low-carbon fuel is the future for transport - NWHA survey (CiltUK)

» Electric vehicle drivers at risk by charging from home mains supply (The Guardian)

» Nissan: LEAF batteries should last 22 years (Elektrek)

» EU must withdraw carmakers’ ‘license to pollute’ as data shows new cars meet limits (T&E)

» Energy giants call for government collaboration to establish ultra-rapid EV charging network (Current)

» ‘Eco Innovators’: government calls on next generation to design the future of transport (Gov.uk)

» Polis network goods delivery handbook published (Polis)

» BP to roll out fast charging infrastructure in the UK (Electrive)

» Centrica Business Solutions launches global EV offer, joins national Go Ultra Low campaign (Centrica)

» Polestar creates new R&D facility in UK (Automotive Purchasing)

» Britain completes first week without coal since Industrial Revolution (Reuters)

» Factcheck: Electric vehicles are cleaner than fossil-fuelled cars (Carbon Brief)

» Heathrow announces its own ULEZ (Standard)

» ABB, Octopus join forces to offer EV charging ‘one-stop-shop’ (Current)

» Volvo signs multi-billion dollar EV battery supply deal (Autocar)

» RAC aims to ease EV ‘range anxiety’ with mobile charger (RAC)

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