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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is an action and advisory group, established in 2003 to take a lead in accelerating the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK and to help ensure that UK business can benefit from that shift.

The LowCVP is a partnership of around 170 organisations from the automotive and fuel industries, the environmental sector, government, academia, road user groups and other organisations with a stake in the low carbon vehicles and fuels agenda.

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  2 February 2011

In this LowCVP webinar, held in collaboration with WhatCar?, Michael Hurwitz, Director of the Government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), and Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief, WhatCar?, will discuss the market prospects for electric cars in 2011. The discussion takes place shortly after the introduction of grants worth up to £5,000 towards the purchase of electric and hybrid cars and the arrival of high profile new models to the UK market.  view more

28 January 2011

The European Union has published rules on exemptions from carbon reduction targets for car manufacturers. The derogations were set in the EU's 2009 Cars and CO2 regulation and will enter force on 16 February. The 2009 regulation sets an average new car emissions limit of 130g/km by 2015.  view more

27 January 2011

The Renewable Fuel Agency's second annual report shows that big oil companies - including BP, Chevron, Murco, Total, INEOS and Morgan all missed all three sustainability performance targets set as part of the Government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Murco failed to report any fuel meeting the RTFO’s Environmental Qualifying Standard and Prax failed to have its sustainability data verified. At the other end of the scale, the RFA reports that Greenergy, Lissan, Mabanaft and Topaz met all three targets.

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19 January 2011

Bidding for the new Local Sustainable Transport Fund is now open the Government has announced. Local authorities will receive £560m funding towards innovative schemes which make local transport more sustainable and promote local economic development.  view more

17 January 2011

The RAC Foundation says that Government grants alone will not create the green revolution ministers want to see in the car market. This is one of the headline findings of a new report by Ecolane for the RAC Foundation which highlights policies needed to drive the adoption of ultra-low carbon vehicles.  view more

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