• Over 50 speakers will present, including Minister for Industry, Mark Prisk, and Professor Dame Julia King
  • Two-day programme will look at low carbon vehicle sector, from industrial and market developments through to Government policy

More than 50 of the low carbon vehicle industry’s leading personalities will take the stand during the seminar programme at LCV2012, the UK’s largest annual B2B low carbon vehicle event (5 – 6 September, Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire; cenex-lcv.co.uk).

LCV2012 delegates will be able to attend seminars, split into three parallel sessions, covering a wide range of topics from technology innovation and energy infrastructures through to fleet management and Government policy.  The seminars take place across both days of the event.

Mark Prisk, Minister for Industry, has been invited to kick-off the seminar programme on Wednesday 5 September, along with Professor Dame Julia King FREng.  Professor King will give delegates an update on her Review of low carbon cars, five years after its publication.  The independent review examined the vehicle and fuel technologies which could help the UK meet the challenge of decarbonising road transport.

Another day one seminar, Realising Innovation and Growth in the UK, will see senior executives from the SMMT, Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Automotive Council and Jaguar Land Rover discuss the challenges and opportunities in the development of the UK low carbon vehicle supply chain, as well as how to stimulate global investment in UK automotive innovation.

On day two of the event, the Automotive Council, chaired by Richard Parry-Jones, and representatives of its technology working groups, including Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, Axeon, Ricardo and Cambridge University, will outline the work of the Automotive Council.

Not only will the seminars cover the progress being made by the industry, but also the next steps companies are taking as they work to develop a supporting infrastructure for low- and zero-emission vehicles.  The Next Steps in E-Mobility seminar will examine the emerging trends of electric charging, including rapid and inductive charging, as well as providing an insight into the current thinking on e-mobility operation, including the transition from membership schemes to pay-as-you-go tariffs.

The technical seminars at LCV2012 will have a strong focus on hybrid and electric vehicle technology development, featuring a full range of presentations spanning University research through to industry leaders’ development, and demonstration of next-generation hybrid electric vehicles.

In addition, the fleet seminar programme will explore factors influencing the uptake of low carbon vehicles among representative UK fleets and look at what lessons can be learnt from existing EV, natural gas and hydrogen vehicle deployments.

The two-day event concludes with a policy debate reviewing the types of policy initiative that might be deployed to support the next five to ten years of UK low carbon vehicle sector capabilities and market development.

“For LCV2012 we have once again developed a world-class seminar programme,” commented Cenex Chief Executive Officer, Robert Evans.  “The importance of UK-developed low carbon vehicle technologies cannot be understated.  These technologies are key to industrial competitiveness, helping to drive down the motor industry’s carbon footprint, moving the sector away from its current dependency on fossil fuels.  LCV2012 provides the ideal platform to showcase the UK’s low carbon vehicle innovations, as well as to discuss the next steps for the industry, to ensure the UK remains a leader in reducing carbon emitted by the transport industry as a whole.”

LCV2012 is the fifth annual B2B low carbon vehicle event, returning to Millbrook for the fourth time.  Last year, LCV2011 attracted more than 2,300 delegates from the low carbon vehicle sector (up 32 per cent on 2010) and 110 exhibitors, including high-profile vehicle manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Nissan and General Motors, as well as a host of technology and infrastructure suppliers.

LCV2012 is held in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, UK Trade and Investment, the SMMT, Automotive Council and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles.

To keep up to speed with Cenex’s fifth Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2012, visit cenex-lcv.co.uk,