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LowCVP News, 31 October 2019, Issue 182
DfT announces UK's first transport decarbonisation plan

The Government has announced plans for the full decarbonisation of the transport sector by 2050. The announcement follows four months after the UK legislated for net zero emissions by 2050 and is published as a formal response to the latest progress report from the Committee on Climate Change. 

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Policy Developments

Government consults on introduction of 'green' number plates The Government has launched a consultation about introducing green number plates "to celebrate and encourage uptake of electric vehicles". The consultation will run until 14 January 2020. Read more

Mayor announces £25m polluting scrappage scheme for older cars as ULEZ reports positive start

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced a £25m ‘scrap for cash’ dirty vehicle scheme focused on older, dirty vehicles and specifically for low-income and disabled Londoners. The Mayor says that the scrappage scheme aims to help Londoners ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion in 2021 up to the North and South Circular roads.

Labour welcomes energy experts plan to fast-track decarbonisation of energy and transport systems

The Labour Party has welcomed a fast-track plan from a group of independent energy industry experts that the Party charged with identifying the most radical feasible pathway to decarbonise the energy system by 2030. If elected, the Party says it aims to create a carbon-neutral energy system by the 2030s including insulation upgrades for every home in the UK and enough new solar panels to cover 22,000 football pitches.

Reports & Studies

Whether autonomous cars are good for environment depends on policy choices - report A new report from Brussels-based NGO Transport and Environment says that the unregulated arrival of driverless cars could increase traffic in Europe's cities by 50% to 150% by 2050. The headline findings echo those of a LowCVP analysis ('Automated Vehicles: Automatically Low Carbon?') which was published in 2016. Read more

LowCVP calls for clarity and consistency on EV running costs – key to unlocking cleaner vehicle market

New research by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) finds that better understanding of the running costs and total costs of vehicle ownership on the part of private car buyers could significantly boost the market for cleaner, low carbon vehicles. The work was carried out as part of a collaboration with the finance and leasing sector to highlight potential savings.

LowCVP News

LowCVP gives evidence to Welsh Assembly on transport decarbonisation LowCVP has given evidence to the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee of the National Assembly of Wales, focusing on transport decarbonisation. LowCVP's Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, gave evidence to the Committee on October 23, advising the Committee on raising the trajectory of transport decarbonisation from 80% prescribed by the Climate Change Act to the new net zero target.  Read more

LowCVP and APC exploring how life cycle CO2e assessment can be integrated into production decisions

The LowCVP and the Advanced Propulsion Centre are working together to develop tools to help ensure that the full life cycle CO2-equivalent emissions impacts are taken into account in decisions about vehicle design and production. A life cycle greenhouse gas emissions tool has been developed to examine how impacts vary across vehicle segments. The partners are holding a workshop (members only) on 28 November and are inviting feedback to a stakeholder survey on the issue.

Other News

Go Ultra Low launches Hero to Zero Emission Miles Challenge for schoolkids Go Ultra Low has launched ‘Ben Fogle’s Hero to Zero Emission Miles Challenge’ – it’s a competition for school children to see who can do as many zero emission miles in a week as possible, including in electric cars (BEVs, PHEVs driven in electric mode or FCEVs!). Read more

Helping electric drivers know how far they can really go

(LowCVP News:) Today’s electric cars with the longest range can travel over 250 miles on a single charge. Yet for many potential buyers, a perceived lack of range is still a major barrier to going electric.


Freight in the City Expo - 06/11/2019

Taking place on 6 November 2019 in London’s Alexandra Palace, Freight in the City Expo will be full of key decision-makers looking for the latest technology and equipment to make urban freight movements safer, cleaner, quieter and more efficient.

International EV Batteries 2019: Cost-Effective Engineering for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles - 05/11/2019

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ International EV Batteries 2019 conference will address the latest engineering design processes and best practice in battery application for a more resilient and cost-effective battery.

JUICE - Joined-up Infrastructure: Conference and Exhibition - 08/11/2019

JUICE is the UK’s ‘Community’, designed to be the authoritative voice on all things “EV Infrastructure”. This event brings together the automotive community with top experts from the EV, power, tech, research, motor industries, etc. so should be a great networking environment. 

The EV Event 2020 - 28/04/2020

The EV Event 2020 will examine how to navigate challenges today, tomorrow and in the future, providing public and private sector organisations with a clear view of the road ahead.

Energy and Rural Business Show UK - 03/03/2020

The Energy and Rural Business Show is a business event for the agricultural and rural communities of the UK, providing in depth information and guidance on renewable energy generation and use, diversification ventures, low-emission vehicle & machinery options and ways to maximise the value of available resources.

Fleet Heroes Awards and Conference 2019 - 28/11/2019

Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference 2019 will be held in central London on Thursday 28 November. These awards celebrate sustainable transport and recognise those organisations that are leading the way and making progress towards achieving zero emissions.

Rushlight Event and Awards - 30/04/2020

The Rushlight Show 2020 is the leading cleantech and sustainable solutions innovation showcase and market place in London. The Rushlight Awards (Deadline 30 November) will be presented at the Rushlight Show. 

Upcoming LowCVP Activities

Commercial Vehicle Working Group: 18th November - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
LowCVP are holding a joint meeting between Commercial Vehilces and Fuels Working Group.
The agenda for the CVWG morning session will include:

  • Updates on CVWG projects including LEFT & electricification of depots for Zero Emission Fleets
  • Other work programme update
  • Van WLTP project
  • Preliminary ULET proposals
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Members are welcome to stay for the related FWG meeting in the afternoon.

Fuels Working Group: 18th November - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
LowCVP are holding a joint meeting between Commercial Vehilces and Fuels Working Group.
The agenda for the FWG afternoon session will include:

  • DfT Update - RTFO guidance, E10, Low Carbon Fossil Fuels, FQD
  • Updates on FWG projects including Renewable Fuels Guide, WTT GHG emission factor review & figures for hydrogen
  • Discussion on FWG projects 2020
  • Vehicle life CO2e cycle analysis project
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Members are welcome to stay for the related CVWG meeting in the morning.

Life Cycle Assessment into Automotive Manufacturing and Future Vehicle Policy: 28th November - IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and Advanced Prolusion Centre are holding a workshop to explore how life cycle CO2e assessment can be better integrated into automotive manufacturing and future vehicle policy.
Speakers Include:

  • LowCVP
  • APC
  • Ricardo
  • E4Tech
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • The Carbon Trust
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LowCVP Zero Emission Fleet Series: Perth - Commercial Vehicles: 4th December - SSE, Perth, PH1 3AQ
LowCVP are holding a series of workshops aimed at local authorities and operators to discuss electrification of commercial vehicles and supporting infrastructure.
Join us at SSE in Perth, Scotland on 4th December for a workshop to explore the challenges of fleet and depot electrification.

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LowCVP Zero Emission Fleet Series: Reading - Buses: 5th December - SSE, Reading, RG1 3JH
LowCVP are holding a series of workshops aimed at local authorities and operators to discuss electrification of bus services and supporting infrastructure.
Join us at SSE in Reading on 5th December for a workshop to explore the challenges of bus depot electrification.

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Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce - Report Launch: 10th December -IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ
The EV Energy Taskforce will be reporting back to Ministers on the findings of the taskforce and the suggested proposals for Government and Industry to adopt in order to ensure that the GB energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of electric vehicles.
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» Job vacancy: Head of Policy, Research & Projects – Campaign for Better Transport (LowCVP jobs)

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» Trump confirms US will leave Paris Agreement (BBC)

» PM to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change (Gov.uk)

» Legally binding targets on air pollution and natural environment planned in UK Environment Bill (ITV News)

» Dyson discontinues its electric car project (FT – note paywall)

» SSE offers free night-time tariff for EV drivers (Current)

» Transport Select Committee to reintroduce road pricing debate (Parliament.uk)

» Renault starts on-demand trial of on-demand car service using electric, autonomous and shared cab (Green Car Congress)

» Denmark backs strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2030 (Reuters)

» Loughborough Univ and Ford working on new EV project to replace prototyping with modelling & simulation (The Engineer)

» Ofgem: What you need to know about selling electricity to EV users (Ofgem)

» Transport Scotland announces £1.09m retrofit fund for clean air (Air Quality News)

» UK property prices may now be affected by car charging (Bloomberg)

» Whimsical signs point drivers to Swedish charging stations (Charged.EVs)

» ippr report: putting people at heart for green transition (ippr)

» California to put electric trucks in fast lane (Greenbiz.com)

» Committee on Climate Change to publish new net-zero advice before COP26 (CCC)

» Committee comments on Government response to CCC’s 2019 Progress Report (CCC)

» Toyota extends battery warranty of 2020 models (Charged.EVs)

» Morrisons launches first round of rapid EV chargers (ZapMap)

» Hydrogen vehicles to travel nearly 6,000km to celebrate the expanding network of refuelling stations (FuelCellWorks)

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