Expression of Interest

LCV2017 Seminar Programme

The LCV2017 seminar programme has two aims. Firstly, it seeks to showcase the latest technology developments and results from research projects. Secondly, it seeks to look at the future direction for the low carbon vehicle community to address 'What Next?' questions for technology and market developments, as well as policy for innovation support.

The LCV2017 seminar programme will be developed through the combination of invited speakers and by expression of interest from the community to present. The expression of interest form provides guidance as to the format and length of abstracts being requested, along with contact details. Presentation opportunities will be of particular value to exhibitors showcasing technology and disseminating projects at the LCV event.

The sections below provide an overview of the seminar programme themes for this year’s event.

LCV2017 Themes

Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies

Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies

The powertrain technology theme is core to the event.

The seminar programme will include presentations covering key technology developments in internal combustion engines, hybrid and pure electric powertrains, batteries, flywheels, fuel cells and electric machines. The focus will be on efficiency improvements and cost-reduction through component and system engineering.

Expressions of interest are invited from organisations to provide technical updates on the development and application of these key enabling technologies for low carbon vehicles.


Vehicle Light weighting and Aerodynamics

Vehicle Light Weighting and Aerodynamics

Expressions of interest to present are invited from organisations developing and deploying vehicle and powertrain light weighting, as well as advances in vehicle aerodynamics, designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions.


The Automotive Council and UK Capabilities Development

The Automotive Council and UK Capabilities Development

This seminar session will provide updates on the work of the Automotive Council Technology Groups, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC UK) and the APC UK Hub and Spoke Network. Presentations are also invited from Catapults and from other organisations reporting on initiatives supporting the development of UK motor industry capabilities related to low carbon and connected vehicles.


Ultra Low Emission Vehicles; Policy and Market Trends

Ultra Low Emission Vehicles; Policy and Market Trends

This session aims to address UK and global policy and market trends influencing the uptake of ultra-low carbon and low emission vehicles.

Expressions of interest to present are invited from organisations offering insights into motor-industry product planning, as well as policy and market trends for low carbon vehicles and supporting energy infrastructure. Updates on key global e-mobility, H2-mobility and intelligent mobility initiatives will also be welcomed.


Grants for Research and Development

Grants for Research and Development

This session aims to provide an update on the prioritisation and implementation of Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D), addressing current and planned funding opportunities available to the low carbon vehicle community. The funding competitions of the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, InnovateUK and the European Commission will be reviewed.

Expressions of interest are invited from organisations able to report on funding competitions and on regional supply chain development initiatives.


Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are running in parallel with those of low carbon. Expressions of interest to present are invited from organisations actively pursuing leading edge projects integrating low carbon vehicle developments with those of ADAS, CAV and intelligent road infrastructure.


Digital Engineering, Modelling and Simulation

Digital Engineering, Modelling and Simulation

Digital Engineering, Modelling and Simulation are key engineering tools being used to accelerate the pace of development of low carbon vehicle technologies.

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on leading edge application of modelling and simulation to support research, product development and systems optimisation for low carbon vehicle technologies, as well as for technology development. Presentations reporting on the use of virtual reality for digital engineering and test are also welcomed.


Design Engineering, Test and Validation

Design Engineering, Test and Validation

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on new developments in design engineering for prototype test and validation of low carbon vehicle technologies, as well as performance and durability testing, new equipment and new test procedures.


Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on developments in energy materials and materials for vehicle and powertrain light-weighting. Topics of interest include progress with the application of advanced battery and fuel cell materials within powertrain systems, as well as new developments with composites and light metals delivering weight reduction.


Automotive Electronics

Automotive Electronics

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on developments in automotive electronics for hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and auxiliary energy systems management, power electronics, as well as diagnostics, driver assistance and connectivity.


High Value Manufacturing

High Value Manufacturing

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on topics including novel manufacturing processes for next generation low carbon vehicle technologies, materials and systems integration for high complexity products, design for manufacture, reuse and recycling, as well as the industrial digitalisation of manufacturing.

New to LCV2016


Energy for Transport; Alternative Fuels and Energy Infrastructure

Energy for Transport; Alternative Fuels and Energy Infrastructure

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on topics related to the supply and use electricity, hydrogen and biofuels for road transport.

Subjects expected to be covered in this session include; developments in and learning related to electric vehicle charging, managing grid impacts of Electric Vehicle charging, as well as study work on energy storage, wireless charging and the commercial viability of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G).

Presentations are invited that provide updates on progress with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and international H2 Mobility initiatives, as well as bio-fuel initiatives.


Low Carbon Buses

Low Carbon Buses

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on low emission technology development and application within the bus industry.


Low Carbon Commercial Vehicles

Low Carbon Commercial Vehicles and Off-Highway Vehicles

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on technology development and demonstration for low carbon and connected vehicle technologies in vans, trucks and off-highway mobile machinery.


Air Quality and Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation

Air Quality and Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation

Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on projects that provide insights into air quality issues related to transport and projects that showcase the opportunities offered by both low carbon vehicles and intelligent mobility to help improve air quality through vehicle emission reduction.


Air Quality and Low Carbon Vehicle Innovation

Accelerating Energy Efficiency Through Motorsport

Featuring leading representatives from the global Motorsport and Automotive sectors, this inspiring and interactive session will explore how dynamic, world-leading 'Motorsport Valley®' suppliers are increasingly adding value to the Automotive supply chain, based on a long-established foundation of race-bred innovation, rapid response and disruptive thinking. Key developments being pioneered in Motorsport include: next-generation propulsion systems, lightweight structures, high-performance battery technologies, advanced electronic systems, and connected / autonomous vehicle technologies. Expressions of interest are invited from organisations who can add value to this discussion, from either a 'buyer' (Automotive) or 'supplier' (Motorsport / High Performance Engineering) perspective.

Expression of Interest