Low Carbon Champion shortlist announced

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BYD UK is shortlisted for its electric buses. This London bus is seen on Park Lane, on the 98 to Willesden earlier this year. MIKE SHEATHER

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced the shortlist for the first two categories of the 2017 edition of the Low Carbon Champions Awards.

The Champions Awards celebrate innovation and best practice in the UK’s drive to cut carbon emissions from the road transport sector.

Shortlisted entrants to the Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year award are:
● BYD UK, for the introduction of over 50 electric buses to London and other cities;
● IVECO Ltd, for offering an extensive range of alternatively fueled commercial vehicles; and
● Volvo Group UK, for development of a pioneering range of hybrid, electric hybrid and full electric vehicles.

The Awards are in their seventh year and will, for the first time, be hosted alongside Energy 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. The Awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Concourse Suites 1 & 2, on the evening of Wednesday, October 11.

LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake, said: “It’s been another exciting year, with further progress on the electrification agenda and enhanced commitments from Government to the low carbon transport sector.

“I commend all those organisations that have made this year’s shortlist and look forward to a great celebration on October 11,2017, when we’ll announce the winners.”