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Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and other support for low emission vehicles

Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and other support for low emission vehicles

one-001-f.jpgA £1bn Advanced Propulsion Centre (£500m from government, match funded by industry) will support the UK as a leading centre for innovation.

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SMMT 14th Automotive Sustainability Report

SMMT 14th Automotive Sustainability Report

car-tailpipe.jpg2012 was an exceptional year for UK automotive, with industry generating its highest ever turnover, increasing production and export volumes and attracting further investment, all while continuing to reduce the environmental impact of its products and processes.

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Niche Vehicle Network Symposium 2013

Niche Vehicle Network Symposium 2013

nvn-symposium-2013-000.jpgCar dashboards being replaced by iPads and a new UK Advanced Propulsion Centre were two of the ideas highlighted at the 2013 Niche Vehicle Network Symposium which took place on 19 March at the Heritage Centre at Gaydon.

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Find out what the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has achieved over the last 10 years

Find out what the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has achieved over the last 10 years

low-cvp-logo-edit-f.jpgWant to find out more about what the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has achieved over the last 10 years? A new video provides an overview - watch the LowCVP 10 year anniversary video here.

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Car Companies announce collaborations for 2013 on low emission vehicle projects

Car Companies announce collaborations for 2013 on low emission vehicle projects

mercedes-benz-b-class-rear.jpgA total of eight car companies have announced collaborations to work together, including on low emission vehicle projects: Daimler, Ford and Nissan; BMW and Toyota; GM and PSA Peugeot Citroen.

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Ricardo acquires environmental consulting capability of AEA Europe

Ricardo acquires environmental consulting capability of AEA Europe

lcv2012-ricardo-ford-focus-hyboost-170.jpgRicardo has acquired the business, operating assets and employees engaged in the business of AEA Technology Plc (in administration) (“AEA Europe”), for a total cash consideration of £18 million.

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2012 MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference, including the Lola-Drayson electric race car unveil

2012 MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference, including the Lola-Drayson electric race car unveil

mia-drayson-001.jpgDrayson Racing Technologies and Lola Group today unveiled the 850 hp electric-powered Le Mans prototype racing car, the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV, at the 2012 MIA Low Carbon Racing Conference at the NEC.

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Electric Vehicle sales forecasts – 1 million EVs in the UK by 2020?

Electric Vehicle sales forecasts – 1 million EVs in the UK by 2020?

electric-charging-f.jpgThere may be 1 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) on UK roads by 2020; read our 7 reasons why electric vehicle sales are likely to grow to this level from their current low numbers in the UK.

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ACEA guide shows reduced environmental impact of vehicle production

ACEA guide shows reduced environmental impact of vehicle production

bmw-5-series-old-and-new.jpgThe European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has released the fourth edition of its Pocket Guide showing how European manufacturers have reduced the environmental impact of vehicle production in recent years.

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2011 new car emissions 138.1g/km CO2, equivalent to 52.5mpg

2011 new car emissions 138.1g/km CO2, equivalent to 52.5mpg

uk-car-factory-co2-down-300x170.jpgThe average emissions figure for new cars sold in 2011 was 138.1g/km CO2, equivalent to 52.5mpg; this is 4.2% lower than the previous year, and more than 23% lower than when reporting began in 2000.

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