Cenex-LCV2018, the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community begins today at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Running until Thursday 13th September 2018, the largest event yet is organised by Cenex, working with Millbrook and supporting partners from Government and its agencies.
Opened by Rt Hon Richard Harrington, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Industry & Energy, up to 4,000 delegates are expected to attend Cenex-LCV2018. They will include VIPs from the UK Government’s first Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Summit, which began in Birmingham on 11th September. Attendees will be able to take part in a comprehensive seminar programme, a technology exhibition with broad B2B focus, a Ride & Drive in a test track environment and networking activities.
Highlights of the two-day event include:
High Level Keynotes Speakers include Dr. Graham Hoare OBE, Ford Motor Company and Automotive Council Technology Group; Ian Constance, APC and Dr. Ian Campbell, Innovate UK.
Extensive Seminar Programme Over 90 senior figures from the industry, including Nissan, the Ford Motor Company, McLaren and the National Grid, will join other innovators, experts and policy-makers to review and discuss the future of low carbon vehicles and supporting energy infrastructure in our largest-ever seminar programme. Topics include trends in electric vehicles (EVs) and e-mobility, CAV technology and market development, ultra-low emissions vehicle (ULEV) policy and the market trends, and smart-charging solutions for EV business fleets.
Ride and Drive LCVs Ride & Drive showcasing of ultra-low and zero emission vehicles from the Ford Motor Company, LEVC, Nissan, Toyota and VW, as well as advanced technology demonstrators from Bosch, FEV, Ricardo and the Niche Vehicle Network, amongst others.
Low Emission Truck Stop Hosted by Innovate UK and the LowCVP, the Low Emission Truck Stop will highlight cutting edge examples of clean and low carbon lorries and vans. Winners of the low emission freight and logistics trial funding competition will be showing their vehicles and speaking to visitors about their innovative projects and technologies on display. Robert Llewelyn, of Fully Charged will lead the vehicles in a convoy, which will depart from the steering pad at 3:45pm on Day 2 of the event. Do come and wave them off!
CAV Showcase, Testbed Showcase and Briefing Zone Reflecting the exciting developments in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) market, for the first time Cenex-LCV features a new, dedicated area. Organised by Meridian Mobility with the support of The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), Innovate UK and The Transport Systems Catapult, it showcases UK test bed plans for CAV testing, as well as the latest developments and results from UK companies, universities and project consortia. The Briefing Zone will allow visitors to experience regular talks from leaders in the CAV industry.
Visitors from the Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit The UK’s first ZEV Summit, opened on the 11th September in Birmingham, bringing together policy makers, industry experts and opinion formers from around the world to discuss how to reduce emissions from transport and make the air we breathe cleaner. After day one in Birmingham, the summit will continue at Cenex-LCV2018, enabling delegates to see and experience ZEV technology in action on Millbrook’s test tracks.
Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex said, “Interest is accelerating in advanced low emission vehicles, helped by increased sales and the publication of the Industrial Strategy and the UK Government’s Road to Zero emissions strategy. Our event brings together the automotive community working on low emissions, along with the energy sector, who will play a part in transitioning the UK’s energy ecosystem to power these vehicles. We are also hosting the CAV community that will help deliver driverless cars, trucks and public transport. Our event is designed to bring these communities together, in one place, to showcase the latest technology, discuss key techno-market and policy themes and set the agenda for innovation for the years ahead.”
To find out more about Cenex’s 11th low carbon vehicle event, LCV2018, and to register to attend please visit https://www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/, or follow @LCV_event on Twitter.