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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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  29 September 2010

The LowCVP is collaborating with Transport Times and Greener Journeys in a series of fringe meetings taking place at the Climate Clinic at each of this year's Party Conferences. The events are being held on the theme: "Low Cost & Low Carbon – Delivering Sustainable Transport in an Age of Austerity". The Transport Secretary Philip Hammond will speak at the next of the events, to be held in Birmingham on October 5.  view more

20 September 2010

Nearly all of Europe’s top 25 car brands reduced average new car CO2 emissions of cars sold in Europe in the first half of 2009 compared with 2008 according to a report by JATO Dynamics an auto industry market intelligence organisation.  view more

10 September 2010

In a major speech on sustainable transport policy, the Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said that the Coalition Government is committed to the sustainability agenda in everything it does, including transport. He said that addressing the urgent and unavoidable challenges of climate change are a key part of ensuring sustainability. Speaking at an event organised by the Prince of Wales, START and IBM, Mr Hammond said that behaviour changes as well as technological advances will be needed to cut carbon emissions from transport.  view more

6 September 2010

The low carbon vehicle sector will grow even faster than the rapidly expanding renewables sector in the period to 2020 according to a report for investors by the leading bank HSBC. The report predicts that 8.65m electric vehicles and 9.23m plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles will be sold globally in 2020, up from around 5,000 and 657,000 respectively in 2009.  view more

3 September 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions from transport in the EU could be reduced by 89% by 2050 compared with 1990 levels if all the options currently available are embraced with bold ambition, new research prepared by AEA for the European Commission shows.  view more

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