The Advanced Propulsion Centre celebrates UK SME’s at the Low Carbon Champions Awards

MicrocabRiversimple and Tevva Motors have been shortlisted for the Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME, at the Low Carbon Champions Awards held by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. The award, which is sponsored by the Advanced Propulsion Centre, gives the recognition deserved to SME’s who are using their expertise to lower CO₂ emissions.

The UK has a wealth of experience in the Low Carbon Automotive sector making a real difference to the amount of CO₂ emitted from our vehicles. It also has an impressive range of SME’s, who are working to develop existing and disruptive technologies that could make a real difference on emissions and help tackle climate change.

To help support UK SME’s, the Advanced Propulsion Centre this month launched a £1 million competition to support SME’s. The SME & Supply Chain Development Grant Funding Competition will support SME’s with early stage technology and is run by Niche Vehicle Network.

Gareth Deakin, Project Associate at the Advanced Propulsion Centre, said: 

The APC are proud to be sponsoring the Award of Low Carbon Innovation by an SME. We are committed to helping SME’s develop their technologies and businesses, to enable collaboration with larger Tier 1 and OEM’s. There is a wealth of experience and knowledge within our UK SME’s and we feel privileged to be able to celebrate that capability at the Low Carbon Champions Awards.

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. These are as follows.

Awards categories and shortlist:

1. Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsor: Michelin)

Shortlisted: BMW, Iveco Ltd, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota GB PLC

2. Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsor: Freight in the City)

Shortlisted: Alexander Dennis Ltd, BYD Europe B.V., Scania Great Britain Ltd

3. Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year (Sponsor: BAE Systems HybriDrive®)

Shortlisted: Alphabet, Bibby Distribution, First Bus, John Lewis Partnership

4. Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year

Shortlisted: Argent Energy, CNG Fuels Ltd and National Grid Gas Distribution, ITM Power

5. 2016 Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME (Sponsor: Advanced Propulsion Centre UK)

Shortlisted:  Microcab, Riversimple, Tevva Motors

6. Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year

Shortlisted: Addison Lee, Gnewt Cargo Ltd, H2 Aberdeen, Reading Buses

7. 2016 Outstanding Low Carbon Publication or Report

Shortlisted: Cambridge Econometrics, EA Technology, Element Energy, Element Energy & the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Special awards categories: (No shortlist; winners announced on the night)

8. Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport

9. ‘Grand Prix’: Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport (Sponsor: Millbrook)

The LowCVP Champions Awards were established in 2010, and this year’s event is again set to be the leading low carbon vehicle industry social and networking occasion of the year. Cenex-LCV2016, which is being held at Millbrook Proving Ground on 14-15 September, is the UK’s Premier Low Carbon Vehicle Event, attracting UK and international visitors and combining a technology exhibition with broad B2B focus, a Ride & Drive in a test-track environment, networking activities and an extensive seminar.