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Shortlist for 2016 LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards announced

Carmakers including BMW, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Nissan are named in the shortlist for the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards.3663Run by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), the Champions Awards celebrate innovation and best practice in the UK’s drive to cut carbon emissions from the road transport sector.

The awards are in their sixth year and will, for the third time, be presented at the LCV2016 Networking and Awards Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Milton Keynes. The event is held in collaboration with Cenex, and this year will take place on the evening of Wednesday 14 September 2016 – the first of two days of Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) 2016 event.

Awards categories and shortlist:

1) Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsor: Michelin)

Shortlisted: BMW, Iveco Ltd, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota GB PLC

2) Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year (Sponsor: Freight in the City)

Shortlisted: Alexander Dennis Ltd, BYD Europe B.V., Scania Great Britain Ltd

3) Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year (Sponsor: BAE Systems HybriDrive)

Shortlisted: Alphabet, Bibby Distribution, First Bus, John Lewis Partnership

4) Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year

Shortlisted: Argent Energy, CNG Fuels Ltd and National Grid Gas Distribution, ITM Power

5) 2016 Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME (Sponsor: Advanced Propulsion Centre UK)

Shortlisted: Microcab, Riversimple, Tevva Motors

6) Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year

Shortlisted: Addison Lee, Gnewt Cargo Ltd, H2 Aberdeen, Reading Buses

7) 2016 Outstanding Low Carbon Publication or Report

Shortlisted: Cambridge Econometrics, EA Technology, Element Energy, Element Energy & the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)


Special awards categories: (No shortlist; winners announced on the night)

8) Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport

9) ‘Grand Prix’: Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport (Sponsor: Millbrook)

LowCVP managing director Andy Eastlake said: “It’s been another year of significant progress in decarbonising UK road transport from the point of view of both technology and uptake. In many areas of transport technology has been developing at an extraordinary pace, and vehicle users are having to work hard just to keep up. The LowCVP is at the centre of this exciting industry and we look forward to celebrating the UK’s continued leadership in this vital area.

“I commend all those organisations that have made this year’s Champions Awards shortlist and look forward to a great night on 14 September, when we’ll announce the winners.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.