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Find out what the LowCVP has achieved over the last 10 years

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Want to find out more about what the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has achieved over the last 10 years? A new video provides an overview – watch the LowCVP 10 year anniversary video here.

Here are some of the LowCVP’s Achievements:

• Calculations show that LowCVP’s activities have contributed directly to carbon savings of over 2mt CO ? e at a cost effectiveness of £3 per tCO2e (2013)

• Major report published on identifying the barriers to adopting fuel efficient low carbon heavy duty vehicles receives wide attention (2012)

• LowCVP brings stakeholders together to develop potential pathways to the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive to 2020 and for introduction of  E10 in UK (2012)

• LowCVP Annual Conference attracts Transport Secretary and leading speakers once again (2012)

• LowCVP creates ‘Toolkit’ to assist Local Transport Authorities on best practice in adopting policies to encourage low carbon emissions buses (2012)

• LowCVP works with DfT to secure the long term provision of used car labels via third parties (HPI and Experian), following a successful 18 month trial (2011)

• Best Practice Principles (BPP) for Green Claims contributes to significant reduction in complaints to ASA regarding green claims about cars last year and only 2 upheld. Industry judged BPP to be useful tool. (2011)

• LowCVP launches a revised data-rich website and revises newsletter; strengthens other communications activities (2011-12)

• Supports DfT in developing a framework to encourage low carbon HGVs announced in Logistics Growth Review leading to £9.5m Low Carbon Truck Programme (2011)

• Works closely with DfT to support the introduction of (to date) nearly 600 low carbon buses through four rounds of the Green Bus Fund, which have helped to secure UK bus manufacturing jobs (2009-12)

• Conducts and project manages research by DfT into the van market leading to launch of Plugged ? In Vans Grants. (2011)

• LowCVP leads a delegation of six low carbon SMEs to exhibit at Bibendum in Berlin

• Low Carbon Vehicle Directory published with support from UKTI (2011)

• LowCVP Leads the biomethane in transport elements of the Anaerobic Digestion Strategy for Defra and commissions research into development of a market for gas trucks (2011)

• Leads the debate on opportunities and challenges in moving to a lifecycle CO ? measure for vehicles (2011)

• LowCVP runs successful Low Carbon Community Challenge; encourages voluntary-sector and other low carbon transport initiatives to take place at local level (2010)

• Runs HGV Technology Challenge; good entries for a wide range of carbon-cutting technologies for the heavy goods sector (2010)

• Reform of Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) reflects advice provided by LowCVP (2010)

• Launch of Used Car Fuel Economy label facilitated by the LowCVP (2009)

• LowCVP introduces webinar technology to enhance discussions on low carbon issues while reducing the need to travel (2009)

• Survey shows 91% of new car dealers now display energy efficiency label (2009)

• Carbon and sustainability accreditation system for biofuels designed by the LowCVP introduced alongside Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation by Government (2007-8)

• Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technology (CENEX) launched following agreement facilitated by LowCVP Working Groups. (2006)

• LowCVP contributes to the DfT review of the Powering Future Vehicles Strategy (2006)

• Colour-coded fuel economy label is launched at the LowCVP’s second annual conference by the Secretary of State for Transport (2005)

• LowCVP publishes a major study on well-to-wheel carbon emissions for bioethanol produced from wheat. Study shows greenhouse gas benefits vary significantly across different production pathways (2005)

Read our LowCVP Conference 2012 review

Read our LowCVP Conference 2011 review