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New, independent report on life-cycle impacts of road vehicles confirms environmental benefits of electric powertrains

Ricardo, E4tech and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (ifeu), have delivered an innovative and comprehensive lifecycle assessment of road vehicles on behalf of the European Commission. As we transition to the electrification of vehicles and other new fuels it is more important to use life-cycle assessment (LCA) approaches in assessing the relative impacts of different options on an holistic basis.

Local Government Association publishes series of reports on local actions for decarbonising transport

The Local Government Association has published a series of decarbonisation briefings designed to help local councils take action to decarbonise transport.

Industry News

World EV Day: a multi-media celebration of electric mobility World EV Day on September 9 has been established as a global celebration of all things e-mobility, and of EV ownership. It will be a multi-media festival, coordinated by Green.TV and conducted across a wide range of social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Read more

Volta Trucks launches 'world first' full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle Volta Trucks has launched a new purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle. The company says that it is targeting the same total cost of ownership as a conventional diesel vehicle while offering added benefits. Trials are to begin in the first half of 2021 with the start of production scheduled for 2022. Read more

Zap-Map launches Zap-Pay to enable seamless payment experience for UK EV charging points Zap-Map the leading mapping service for EV charging in the UK has launched Zap-Pay which enables EV drivers to use a single app to pay for charging across different networks.  Read more

Other News

£27 million fund to support UK low carbon automotive innovation opens

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has launched a new call (APC17) for a share of £27m funding to support late stage R&D in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

How do consumers use electric vehicles? Data from ES-Cat CVEI trials now available The Energy Systems Catapult has announced that data from the 3-year Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project is to be be made accessible. The project was the UK’s largest and most comprehensive set of trials on consumer behaviour and attitudes towards electric vehicles and smart charging.  Read more

A new trade body to represent sustainable, renewable transport fuels formed

A new trade body - the Renewable Transport Fuel Association (RTFA) - has been formed to help achieve rapid action to decarbonise transport through use of bioethanol, biodiesel, biomethane and biopropane. Gaynor Hartnell, former Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association will be the organisation's Chief Executive.


Net Zero Festival - 30/09/2020

The world has changed. And yet, the 21st century's biggest long term threat and greatest economic opportunity remains constant: the climate crisis and our collective response. We cannot let the COVID-19 pandemic derail the net zero transition.

EV Infrastructure Summit - 07/10/2020

The second edition of the EV Infrastructure Summit (25-26 March) will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in establishing a UK-wide charging infrastructure as part of the transition to zero emission vehicles. There are discounts on delegate fees for LowCVP members.

Low Carbon Vehicle Event (Online) - 18/11/2020

Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event. Its key features include: a technology exhibition; an extensive seminar programme; facilitated networking with the low carbon community; information about the latest research & development and commercially available vehicles.

UK AD and World Biogas Expo - 07/10/2020

The UK AD and World Biogas Expo will cover everything you need to know about anaerobic digestion and biogas. It encompasses three events: The World Biogas Summit; UK AD and World Biogas Expo and the AD and Biogas Industry Awards. 


» Institute for Government report - The Government needs to show it is serious about net zero (Inst for Government)

» DfT appoints CBT head to lead new Acceleration Unit (Gov.uk)

» Highways England invests over £9 million in electric vehicle ‘try before you buy’ scheme (Gov.uk)

» Amazon makes the switch with 1,800 electric vans (Forbes)

» London V2G pilot includes 28 electric double-decker buses (ChargedEVs)

» Transport Scotland - £9.75 million awarded to help improve air quality (Gov.scot)

» Uber allies with Renault and Nissan to electrify journeys in Europe (Newspress – Nissan)

» Cornwall farmers to trial 'green' fuel made from manure (Cornwall.gov.uk)

» £3m kerbside EV charging trial launched (Electrive)

» Applications open for £2m Air Quality Grant Scheme (Gov.uk)

» Cenex moves annual LCV and CAM events from physical to online format (Cenex-LCV)

» Major milestone for ULEZ as installation of new infrastructure gets underway (TfL)

» Plans unveiled for world-leading hydrogen plant in the UK (Climate Action)

» SUV advertising ban proposed (BBC)

» Nissan accepting electricity as payment for parking (Nissan)

» BMW launches low emission eZone mode for plug-in hybrids (BMW)

» Octopus Energy embarks on twin on-street smart EV charging trials (Energy Manager Magazine)

» Motorists' 'EV tipping point' is £24,000 car with 282-mile range, survey finds (AM Online)

» EDF Energy - EDF appointed to help UK public sector transition to EVs (EDF Energy)

» New report analyzes real-world performance of 100 e-buses in hot and cold weather (ChargedEVs)

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