The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has announced the 2016 Low Carbon Champions at the industry’s leading networking dinner, held in Milton Keynes in association with Cenex LCV2016.
The Champions Award celebrates innovation and achievement in moving the UK to lower carbon road transport.
H2 Aberdeen and Argent Energy were jointly awarded the highest accolade; the ‘Grand Prix’, or winners of winners, Award.
H2 Aberdeen developed a strategy for the introduction of cleaner, hydrogen powered transport to the Scottish city, while Argent Energy developed a drop in diesel replacement for cars, trucks and buses.
Sir Peter Hendry was recognised as the 2016 winner of the Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport at the celebration.
The awards were hosted by Master of Ceremonies Nicki Shields, Formula E TV presenter and science communicator. The event took place at the Double Tree by Hilton, Stadium: MK.
Andy Eastlake, Managing Director at the LowCVP, commented on the Awards: “All the entries short-listed for the Champions Awards deserve recognition for the contribution they are making to cutting carbon emissions from road transport.
“There is a lot of work still to be done to achieve the long-term objectives set under the Climate Change Act, but the dynamism and determination shown by so many of those involved today shows how UK industry and operators have the drive and potential to achieve them.”
Toyota won the car manufacturer award and the judges said of the company that they have been a global leader in low emission vehicles, selling more than nine million petrol hybrids.
They said that the company has built on this reputation with the introduction of the zero emission hydrogen fuel cell car, Mirai.
The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – H2 Aberdeen – has introduced Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses. The project has delivered the UK’s largest hydrogen production and bus refuelling station. The bus companies report that the vehicles are proving to be extremely efficient compared to their diesel equivalents.