Britain is on the cusp of becoming a global leader in the development, manufacture and use of low carbon vehicles, according to Cenex, the UK’s Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies. The organisation added that this progress depends on consistent collaboration and investment from industry, government and early adopters.
The assessment comes ahead of LCV2011, Cenex’s annual low carbon vehicle event, which will take place at Rockingham Race Circuit on 7-8 September. The 2011 event, themed ‘Moving towards sustainable growth’, will be opened by Mark Prisk, Minister for Business and Enterprise, addressing how the UK can maintain its current strength in the development and adoption of low carbon vehicle technology.
The UK is already well-known for its low carbon innovation, and for bringing to market world-class vehicles, advanced powertrain technologies, lightweight materials and leading infrastructure solutions. With an increasing number of low carbon vehicles being launched in the UK over the next 12 months, the opportunity for the country to lead the way in sustainable mobility is greater than ever.
“We’re delighted to be working again with the Automotive Council, the Technology Strategy Board, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to ensure LCV2011 maintains its position as the premier event for the low carbon vehicle sector,” said Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex. “The key challenges and opportunities for all stakeholders within the industry will be explored within the extensive conference and seminar programme, which runs in parallel with the technology and vehicle exhibition, and the ride-and-drive activities.”
Alongside the LCV2011 conference programme, there will be indoor and exterior exhibitions and a ride-and-drive programme allowing delegates from all areas of UK automotive to sample new and prototype low carbon vehicles.