The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, together with local leaders, announced at today’s Green Summit that he wants Greater Manchester to become one of the leading green city regions in the UK and Europe. In three weeks’ time, another event, the LowCVP’s ‘Moving North’ Conference, will take this agenda forward by looking at the future of green transport in the Northern Powerhouse region, and the resulting opportunities for the automotive industry and other sectors; see more information below.
The Joint Select Committee report into Air Quality has recommended that conventional petrol and diesel cars should be phased out before the current target date of 2040.
There were no new announcements in today’s Spring Statement for motorists, so here are the details of the previously-announced 2018 tax changes for car drivers that are due to come into effect in April. Firstly, here’s a summary of the headlines – measures which seem to discourage the adoption of low emission vehicles.
The Volkswagen Group has announced that 16 locations around the globe are to produce battery-powered vehicles by the end of 2022. Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, at the Group’s Annual Media Conference in Berlin, also said that, from 2019, there will be a new electric vehicle “virtually every month”.
Mazda claims that its new SKYACTIV-X engine, due in 2019, which combusts through compression ignition, shows the potential to reduce emissions from an internal combustion engine to below that of an electric vehicle when measured well-to-wheel.
The Southern Sustainability Partnership has announced the 18th May as the date for the region’s first Eco Motor Show ‘Big Green Wheels 2018’ to be held near Southampton in Hampshire.
Leading speakers to focus on industrial opportunities of ‘green transport revolution’ at LowCVP ‘Moving North’ ConferenceMarch 12, 2018
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s (LowCVP) 2018 ‘Moving North’ Conference, opening with a keynote address by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution, and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel supply companies in the Northern Powerhouse.
If you want to see greener transport in the North of England then come along to the ‘Moving North’ Conference, 12 April 2018, Manchester.
GreenFleet is returning to MANCHESTER on the 15th March 2018! Staged in association with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), this Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) showcase will be held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
The Audi e-tron prototype, the brand’s first all-electric model, has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.