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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 over 350 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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25 February 2010

The Department for Transport has confirmed details of the financial incentives that will be made available to buyers of electric cars from January 2011. The subsidy will be worth 25% of a car's recommended retail price up to a value of £5,000. The first 'Plugged-In Places' - London, Milton Keynes and the North East - have been announced and 11,000 vehicle recharging points to be installed in the three centres during the next three years.  view more


  23 February 2010

The LowCVP is organising one of the conference modules within a major new event focused on sustainable business - Business and a Sustainable Environment; base 2010 - which runs on March 16-17 at ExCel London. The session, which will focus on the practical applications for electric vehicles, takes place during the morning of March 17.  view more


15 February 2010

Car hire giant Hertz has revealed plans to add electric cars to its rental fleet, announcing a joint commitment with Nissan to make the new Leaf electric vehicle available in 2011 in the United States and Europe.
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4 February 2010

Despite the UK's cold snap, worldwide average temperatures in January 2010 have been the hottest ever in the 32-years since satellite data records have been collected. Temperatures were 0.72 deg C above the average according to data collected by an American University and known as UAH global temperature reports.  view more


  27 January 2010

A new study into the presentation of CO2-related information on car makers' websites finds that, on average, only 52% of participants’ attempts are successful in finding the official CO2 rating for a particular car. Even in cases where users are able to retrieve a CO2 value for a particular model, only 68% of these are correct. The survey was commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust, FoE Europe and We are Futureproof. The results of the survey were presented in a LowCVP webinar.  view more