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LowCVP News, 30 August 2019 (Issue 180)
MPs Committee says achieving clean growth may not be compatible with personal vehicle ownership

Amongst the recommendations of the Science and Technology Committee's report on the technologies needed to achieve clean growth are that the Government must end the fuel duty freeze, reconsider fiscal incentives for cleaner vehicles and bring forward the ending of sales of new 'conventional' cars and vans to 2035 at the latest. 

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Policy Developments

New transport minister to take charge of decarbonisation and environment The LowCVP has written a letter to welcome new minister, George Freeman MP, who will lead on 'decarbonisation and environment' as well as transport technology and innovation and OLEV amongst other responsibilities. Baroness Vere of Norbiton takes on responsibility for freight, buses and taxis as part of the new Boris Johnson Government. The details of ministerial responsibilities were announced in August following the appointments in July. Read more
Government announces additional funding for on-street residential chargepoints The Government has announced an additional £2.5 million to fund the installation of over 1,000 new residential chargepoints. It will support the on-street residential chargepoint scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking. Read more

Latest figures show renewable fuels are 4% of all road fuel supplied in UK

According to the latest Department for Transport statistics, over 800 million litres - around 4% of the total - of renewable fuel has been supplied to the UK market for road and non-road mobile machinery so far this year. 

Reports & Studies

New report outlines role of HGVs in future energy system A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) says that the transition to zero emissions in the HGV sector may require hybrid vehicles. Read more

LowCVP News

LowCVP to partner in 'Government Pavilion' at Cenex-LCV2019 The LowCVP will again be collaborating with six other agencies in the government-associated 'innovation support ecosystem' at the Cenex-LCV 2019 event, which takes place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 4-5 September 2019. The 'UK Government Pavilion' at the event has been established to help visitors understand what support is available to them in terms of the drive for innovation on the Road to Zero. Read more
EV Energy Taskforce stakeholder engagement workshops 9 & 13 Sept The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce (EVET) is holding a series of regional stakeholder engagement workshops including upcoming events in Glasgow (9 Sept) and London (13 Sept). EVET, which is facilitated by the LowCVP, has been formed at the request of the Government to help ensure that the UK's energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of electric vehicles. Read more

LowCVP 2019 Conference focuses on future fuels - all resources now available

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s 16th Annual Conference, took place in Westminster on July 8. ‘More than electric dreams? Future Fuels on the Road to Zero' asked whether accelerating the drive to battery electric vehicles can deliver road transport’s contribution to ‘net zero’ or whether we’ll need to use ‘other tools in the box’ to cut emissions from liquid fuels and combustion engines while we’re undergoing the electric transition. Conference presentations, videos, images and other resources are now available from a dedicated page on the LowCVP's website.

LowCVP is recruiting! New Technical & Programme Director sought

The LowCVP is seeking to recruit a new Technical & Programme Director. This is a senior role requiring an accomplished people and project manager, commercially astute who can create collaboration and engagement both internally and externally with partner organisations and institutions in both the private and public sectors.

Other News

'Schools Strike' activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after 15-day journey on solar-powered yacht The 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist who founded the 'Schools Strike' movement, Greta Thunberg, has arrived for a climate conference after a 15-day, 3,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic on a zero emissions yacht, powered by wind and solar power.  Read more


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

The UK's leading event for energy and water efficiency, Future Resource provides 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.

Utility Week Congress - 08/10/2019

The Utility Week Congress 2019, will bring senior stakeholders from across the utilities sphere together to help forge this common collective view and provide inspiration to those within the industry who are responsible for realising strategic goals. The LowCVP's Policy Director, Jonathan Murray, will be speaking at the event.

EV Infrastructure Summit - 12/11/2019

The second edition of the EV Infrastructure Summit (12-13th November) will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in establishing a UK-wide charging infrastructure as part of the transition to zero emission vehicles. 

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

Cenex-LCV 2019: 4th-5th September - Millbrook, Bedfordshire
LowCVP will have a presence on the Government Pavillion - Come see us!
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Bus Working Group: 19th September - Birmingham
On the Agenda:

  • Government Updates
  • Innovations in the Bus Sector
Members Click Here To Register

Passenger Car Working Group: 26th September - London
On the Agenda:

  • Government Updates
  • Work Programme Update
  • EV Energy Taskforce Update
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» LowCVP publishes Annual Conference summary video, presentation audio files (LowCVP)

» Eco Innovators Competition! OLEV is looking for students to create a design for on-street EV chargepoints (Engineering.gov)

» "Kick-starting a low carbon emission bus market" Dan Hayes’ blog for Transport Knowledge Hub (TKH)

» EV registrations triple in July as new car market falls

» UK 10th in world EV sales chart (as % of new passenger car sales, 2018) (This is Money)

» Moixa and EO Charging unveil ‘revolutionary’ solar-plus-storage-plus-EV charging partnership (Current)

» Campaign groups call for ban on private cars in London by 2030 (BBC)

» Hyundai launches solar charge-as-you-drive car (Newspress)

» DfT - New noise systems to stop ‘silent’ electric cars and improve safety (DfT)

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