SMMT highlights UK auto innovation and growth at LCV2012

05 September 2012 #SMMT News

Speaking today at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV2012), Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive will present the industry perspective on realising growth and innovation in the UK, providing an overview of global investment trends in automotive technologies.

Highlighting how the automotive sector is already investing heavily in low and ultra-low carbon R&D projects and innovative technologies, the presentation will position the UK as a prime location for investment, outlining the drivers needed to maintain industry’s current strength in the development and adoption of low carbon vehicle technology.

“The UK is well placed to lead the transition to a low carbon economy and there are now real opportunities to attract further investment into fast emerging ultra-low carbon technologies and specialist skills training,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Although competition for high value investment is tough, it is essential that UK industry does all it can to win its share. The Automotive Council and the Technology Strategy Board play a crucial role in raising the profile of the UK as an investment opportunity, and SMMT will continue to support their work as well as activities that reinforce industry’s strengths, capabilities and achievements.”

LCV2012 is a low and ultra-low carbon vehicle and technology event organised by Cenex, the UK’s first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies.

Taking place today and tomorrow (5-6 September) at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, the event is designed to showcase innovative R&D from the UK’s leading automotive technology companies and universities.

For more information about scheduled activities and to view the full LCV2012 seminar programme, visit the event website:

To find out more about innovation and low carbon R&D in the automotive sector, download SMMT’s Motor Industry Facts 2012.

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