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LowCVP News, 1 October 2020, Issue 193
Climate Assembly calls for 'strong, clear leadership from Government' towards net zero

The citizens assembly on climate change has published its final report which sets out how the UK can meet its 2050 net zero target.The report advocates a range of measures in the road transport area including a ban on the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2030-35, a reduction in the amount people use cars by an average of 2-5% per decade and improvements to public transport.

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Industry News

Scania launches range of electric trucks Scania has launched a range of electric trucks including a fully electric model and a plug-in hybrid. The major Swedish manufacturer and LowCVP member company says that both models - offered with L- and P-series cabs - can be configured for general cargo, temperature-controlled transport and a range of other specialist applications. Read more

Event 22 October: Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce - from Proposals to Actions The Electric Vehicle (EV)  Energy Taskforce - which was convened by LowCVP to help bring energy and automotive stakeholders together to facilitate the electric transition in road transport - is moving into a new action and implementation phase. Sign up for an online networking event on Thursday 22 October, from 2pm, to find out more about the Taskforce's next steps. Read more

Polestar calls for auto sector to be more transparent about full life-cycle emissions

Polestar, the electric performance brand jointly owned by Volvo and parent company Geely, is to publish full details of the climate impact of its electric vehicles (EV). The company says it aims to be the most transparent in the automotive industry.

Policy Developments

Government announces winners of 'ground-breaking' research projects for World EV Day The Government has announced the winners of a total of £12m funding through the Catalysing Green Innovation programme and 2020 Proof of Concept Competition. The announcements were made alongside others from Government and linked agencies, to coincide with World EV Day (9 September). Read more

Mayor launches heavy vehicle scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution in London The Mayor of London has announced plans to extend the scrappage scheme for vans and minibuses to HGVs, heavy vans, buses and coaches with the aim of improving air quality in London. The scheme is being launched in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards, which will come into force on 1 March 2021.  Read more


Fleet & Mobility Live - 17/11/2020

Fleet & Mobility Live welcomes the entire extended family of fleet and mobility management from organisations of all types with car and van fleets of all sizes. At the forefront for all things mobility, ensuring that you are prepared for the future of fleet management. LowCVP is a supporting partner of the event and Managing Director Andy Eastlake is among the speakers.

BVRLA Fleets In Charge - 06/10/2020

This free digital event is a must-attend for anybody with an interest in road transport decarbonisation and business recovery for the fleet sector. High profile speakers including Grant Shapps MP, Nadhim Zahawi MP, Peter Campbell, Financial Times and more, panel discussions and breakout sessions will form part of an interactive and insightful agenda.

EV World Congress (Online) - 02/11/2020

The virtual EV World Congress 2020 will take place from 2-4 November 2020. The event aims to highlight innovation and developments in the global electric vehicle market and includes exhibitions, networking, workshop and plenary sessions with leading speakers as well as a variety of other novel features. 

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.

Energy data and the supply chain webinar series: Session One - Open Energy Data - 08/10/2020

From October to December, BEAMA and Foot Anstey present a five-part webinar series about energy data and its applications. Please join us and our guest speakers Laura Sandys (Challenging Ideas), Rich Hampshire (CGI) and Rodolphe de Beaufort (GIMELEC) for the first session on 8 October to discuss opportunities and challenges and how Open Energy Data can transform the energy system.

Upcoming LowCVP Activities


LowCVP Working Group Meetings
For the duraton of the COVID-19 Lockdwn, LowCVP still intent to hold regular meetings of our various workgroups online using Microsoft Teams.

Standard agenda items will include:

  • Government Updates
  • 2020/21 Work Programme Update
  • Guest Presentation

Details for each working group's activites are published here .

Key Dates:

Click Here To Register for our upcoming events

If you would like to take part in this important work to decarbonise road transport during this crucial time, please consider joining LowCVP and get involved.




New Members

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

AAA Taxis GB Ltd Instant Pickup
Advanced Biofuel Solutions Limited Knowledge Transfer Network
Ansa Environmental Services Lutra Limited
CMB.TECH Pretium Frameworks Limited
Coryton Advanced Fuels Siemens
Decarbonise Fuel Ltd Tony Nordberg
Eco Truck Refrigeration TRAILAR UK
Ember ViriCiti B.V.
Energy UK Westport


» 12 major cities commit to divest from fossil fuel companies (Climate Action)

» Little evidence’ government has confronted scale of net zero says Inst for Gov’t report (Current)

» California announces phase out all new petrol cars by 2035 (NPR.org)

» Total takes over Source London chargepoint network (Electrive)

» Elon Musk hails Tesla battery breakthrough (Newsbreak)

» Ford calls for ministerial position to boost electric car sales (Smart Transport)

» Rushlight Awards 2020 open to entries (Rushlight)

» Transport Scotland - £9.46 million for low carbon and active travel (transport.gov.scot)

» Uber moves to become net zero by 2040 (Bloomberg)

» One in eight European deaths linked to pollution and climate (Reuters)

» UK could save 17,000 lives and £1.6bn by improving air quality, report finds (The Guardian)

» Report describes PHEVs as ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ (BBC)

» France to lower EV purchase subsidies again as sales rise (Electrive)

» Record plug-in vehicle demand props up EU car market in August (Smart Transport)

» Increase VED on larger vehicles, Committee on Climate Change advises Chancellor (TransportXtra)

» UK’s ‘first fully electric bus route’ opens in Edinburgh (Business Green)

» UK to 'copy and paste' EU CO2 regulations (Europe.autonews)

» ES-CAT makes Consumers, Vehicles & Energy Integration (CVEI) project data available for the first time (LowCVP)

» We face 'Minsky moment' due to climate change, Carney warns (Daily Telegraph)

» Volvo Buses takes battery recycling global (Electrive)

» First double decker electric buses launch in Coventry (emobilityplus)

» UK's first EV energy tariff, home charging and installation comparison service (Rightcharge)

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