The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced the final shortlists for its 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards. Now in its seventh year, the prestigious awards will be presented in October as part of Energy 2017.
The awards aim to identify and promote examples of outstanding and innnovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels, and reducing road trasnport emissions.
Three final categories have seen their shortlists revealed in this round of announcements, joining finalists for four previously confirmed awards.
Contenders for the 2017 Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME (sponsor: APC UK) are:
• Aquafuel Research Ltd - for its innovative glycerine combustion technology which eliminates air quality pollutants and dramatically cuts carbon emissions.
• Controlled Power Technologies Ltd - for the ADEPT system, working with Ford, Ricardo & others to achieve 'intelligent electrification' with fuel consumption and CO2 reductions.
• Dearman, for developing an engine driven by the expansion of liquid nitrogen or liquid air, to produce clean cold and power. The engine emits only air or nitrogen.
• Tevva Motors Ltd - for developing a glycerine-fuelled, EV range-extended truck that offers a zero emission, range-sustaining capability for e-trucks of any weight.
• Vantage Power Ltd - for developing and marketing a hybrid powertrain technology for new buses and as a retrofit solution, significantly improving fuel consumption while reducing NOx.
Up for the Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year are:
• Cross River Partnership - for testing 80 fully electric freight vehicles across 8 European cities under the FREVUE project.
• Go-Ahead London - for converting the Waterloo bus garage to enable the charging of buses for the 507 and 521 bus routes, overcoming capacity and major logistical challenges.
• Transport for London - for the adoption of cleaner bus technology as a lever to quickly improve air quality while also cutting GHG emissions.
And shortlisted for the 2017 Outstanding Low Carbon Publication or Report are:
• Ricardo, E4tech - for the Advanced Propulsion Centre's UK Capability Study which identified 21 strategic opportunities for the UK auto sector.
• Element Energy and Transport for West Midlands - for the West Midlands Low Emission Bus Delivery Plan showing how to cut NOx & CO2 emissions through the uptake of clean buses.
• Energy Saving Trust and Uber - for Electric Private Hire Vehicles in London: On the road, here and now which reports on Uber’s trial of 60 electric vehicles in London, in partnership with EST.
• GreenFleet Magazine - for establishing and growing environment-focused interest and action in what was a niche area of fleet management when the publication began in 2005.
These join the below shortlisted companies, which are all in contention to take away an award at the event.
Low Carbon Car/Van Manufacturer of the Year (sponsor - Michelin):
• Groupe Renault UK
• LEVC (formerly London Taxi Company)
• Toyota (GB) PLC
Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year:
• BYD UK
• IVECO Ltd
• Volvo Group UK
Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year (sponsor - BAE Systems):
• London Borough of Hackney
• Martin Brower UK
• Transport for London and Go-Ahead London
Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year (sponsor - Shell):
• Chargemaster Plc
• CNG Fuels Ltd
• ITM Power
• RoadGas Ltd
Prizes will be presented on Wednesday 11th October, at the NEC Birmingham.