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LowCVP News, 30 November 2020, Issue 195
Government sets 2030/5 phase-out for ICE cars and vans in Ten Point Plan for environment

The Government has announced that the UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, ten years earlier than originally planned. However, sales of hybrid cars and vans that can drive a "significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe" will be allowed until 2035. The announcement was part of a 'Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution' which also includes proposals for low carbon hydrogen, low emission freight, sustainable aviation, green ships, public transport and active travel, all backed up by green finance and innovation.

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Policy Developments

Chancellor announces £100bn infrastructure investment in Spending Review The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has outlined £100bn of capital expenditure as part of the 2020 Spending Review. The spending is targeted at helping the UK economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement is supported by a new National Infrastructure Strategy which outlines the Government's vision for infrastructure investment over the long-term. Read more

Road use charging back on agenda as EV sales surge and tax revenue falls

Multiple sources have reported that a form of road user charging is being considered by the Treasury as electric vehicle sales surge and revenues from fuel duty and other motoring taxes fall. The rapid increase in the public sector deficit as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are another potential driver for the policy change. However, proposals did not appear in the Spending Review, perhaps as a result of adverse media coverage in advance of the announcement. 

Reports & Studies

Decarbonising UK trucks - results of three-year, £32m LEFT programme to cut freight emissions published (LowCVP News Release) From city centre deliveries to international haulage, vans and trucks are delivering essential goods across the country, but as the drive for net zero by 2050 gathers pace, road transport needs to change. Transport now represents around a third of all UK greenhouse gas emissions and trucks and vans are responsible for a third (and growing) of that impact. Read more

New industry report urges greater diversity in UK approach to carbon neutral technology The first report by the Transport Energy Network (TEN) suggests there is no 'single bullet' solution for decarbonising transport and warns against over-reliance on any one technology, urging policy-makers and industry to develop a portfolio of power options to meet 2050 targets. TEN is a collaboration between the Advanced Propulsion Centre, LowCVP and the University of Brighton. Read more

LowCVP News

LowCVP welcomes the next critical step on the road to net zero transport (Response to PM's 'Ten Point Plan') Comments on the announcement of 2030 end to sales of new ‘conventional’ petrol & diesel cars and vans included in the Prime Minister’s 'Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution' Read more

LowCVP to focus on maximising PHEV ‘electric miles’ With the ‘Ten Point Plan’ announcement that hybrid cars and vans with ‘significant zero carbon emissions operating range’ will be sold until 2035, the role of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is squarely in the spotlight. Read more

LowCVP response to media coverage about ‘Decarbonising Road Transport’ report - clarification Recent media interpretation of the report ‘Decarbonising Road Transport – There is no silver bullet’ by Clarendon Communications does not in any way reflect the position of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). Read more

LowCVP job vacancy: Graduate Project Officer

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is recruiting to fill the role of graduate project officer. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a genuine interest in both transport and the environment. 

Other News

£92 million commitment to 49 innovative automotive projects in the latest round of Government funding

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced a total investment of £92 million which has been awarded to 49 groundbreaking low carbon automotive projects and feasibility studies.


ITT Hub - Innovation & Technology in Transport - 30/06/2021

ITT Hub 2020 will bring together all the latest thinking and technological developments which are already reshaping the transport and logistics landscape.  A conference space, indoor exhibition and outdoor experiential areas all in one place, for the very first time. The LowCVP is an event partner and supporter of the ITT Hub.

(NB This event has been rescheduled to 30 June - 1 July 2021 from its original dates.)

Low Carbon Agriculture 2021 - 09/03/2021

Low Carbon Agriculture 2021 is a vibrant new business event for forward thinking farmers, landowners and industry operators. The event will explore ways to address climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon technology and best practice in both carbon and environmental land management.

New Members

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

Arcola Energy Niche Vehicle Network
Dennis Eagle Ltd Renewable Transport Fuel Association
Emergency One (UK) Ltd Ristol Consulting Limited
Everrati, by Ionic Automotive Ltd

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» Biden victory to trigger fresh wave of climate action (Business Green)

» Biden names John Kerry as climate change envoy (The Guardian)

» Government seeks views on green transport innovation in rural areas (Gov.uk)

» Welsh Government plans major reduction in transport emissions as new 20 year plan is published (Gov.Wales)

» Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - Call for evidence on fine particulate matter air quality targets (Gov.uk)

» CCC head says reaching net zero target cheaper than we thought (The Guardian)

» Government to 'pave the way' for a UK Gigafactory as it hands funding boost to Scottish battery facility (Current)

» PM appoints Andrew Griffith as UK’s Net Zero Business Champion (Future Net Zero)

» Quebec to ban new combustion engine sales by 2035 (Reuters)

» LowCVP members amongst headline sponsors of CoP26 (Gov.uk)

» Tesla, Uber create U.S. lobbying group for electric vehicle industry (Reuters)

» GM changes course on California emissions rules & accelerates planned rollout of electric vehicles (Charged.EVs)

» UK electric vehicle group & LowCVP member Arrival to list in US through Spac deal (CNBC.com)

» Nova Pangaea Technologies completes successful E10 biofuel trial (Nova Pangaea news)

» Synetiq Winsford to be new centre of excellence for EV recycling (Citti magazine)

» Smart on-street EV charging project launched in ‘industry first’ (Current)

» Volvo to sell first fully-electric heavy-duty trucks (Bloomberg)

» Andy Eastlake blog in Green Fleet Magazine: “Ten Point Plan heralds end of the ‘ICE age’” (Green Fleet)

» Decarbonising the freight sector – article by LowCVP’s Brian Robinson and Neil Wallis (Freight Industry Times)

» Major Cornwall green grid trial cuts bills and CO2 (Centrica)

» Kaluza and Bosch hail the ‘breaking of new ground’ with successful smart EV charging trial (Current)

» DHL debuts 'UK's first' all-electric truck (Translogistics)

» Bentley to switch to electric vehicle-only range in 2030 (Autocar)

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