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UK Capability and Academics Take The Stage At LCV2016


The Advanced Propulsion Centre will showcase the UK’s leading academic community’s abilities and look at what lies in the road ahead for the UK automotive industry, at LCV 2016.

Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer at the Advanced Propulsion Centre, is set to kick off LCV2016 as it celebrates its 9th year. As the UK’s Premier Low Carbon Vehicle Event, LCV attracts UK and international visitors and combines a technology exhibition with broad B2B focus, a Ride & Drive in a test-track environment, networking activities and an extensive seminar programme.

See below to find out about all the activities the APC will be engaged in throughout LCV2016:

UK Pavilion

For this year’s Cenex-LCV2016 ( event, all of the UK funding bodies supporting UK motor industry innovation are coming together in a UK Pavilion.  Situated in Hall 3, the innovation support ecosystem, from academia and research support through to commercialisation, and will showcase the Government’s commitment to innovation and growth in the UK automotive industry.

The UK Pavilion will be a hub of knowledge for delegates visiting LCV2016, enabling them to learn first-hand how the UK’s unique innovation ecosystem fits together, as well as explore the range of support available from each organisation. The UK Pavilion will showcase the following organisations:

  • Advanced Propulsion Centre
  • Advanced Propulsion Centre Spokes Communities
  • Automotive Council
  • Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Department of International Trade
  • Innovate UK
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • Office for Low Emission Vehicles
Workshop Dome

As part of an exciting programme of speakers and debates the APC will be hosting the Workshop Dome on day 1 of the event, engaging in the debate around the recently publish Capability Study which outlines 21 exciting opportunities for UK automotive companies to capitalise on. Attendees will have the change to gain an insight into the future of the UK automotive industry and how they can make sure they stay ahead of the game. See the full agenda for the session below.

Workshop Dome Agenda


Through a range of innovative solutions, representing the key strategic technologies for future vehicles, the exhibition will demonstrate how the UK is leading the way in academic collaboration with the automotive industry. The exhibition will feature a digital experience centre piece, which will allow delegates to see under the hood of a vehicle in a completely new way.

The exhibition will feature over 30 examples innovative technology from UK based technology developers, showing the width and breadth of the UK’s ability in low carbon propulsion technology.

The Pavilion will also host the Aston Martin RapidE, which is the all-electric version of their Rapide S performance saloon. See below for a preview.


LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards

The APC is sponsoring the ‘Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME’ at the LowCVP’s Low Carbon Champions Awards, which will take place during the LCV Dinner on the first night of the event. Microcab, Riversimple and Tevva Motors have been shortlisted for the award, which will have the winner announced by Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer at the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

The Awards celebrate outstanding and innovative practice in the UK in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership have announced the full shortlist of nominees for the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards, which will be presented at the LCV2016 Networking and Awards Dinner.