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The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards winners were announced last night at a packed gala dinner hosted by Cenex-LCV in Milton Keynes. The BMW Group was awarded the ‘Grand Prix’ award for Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport (winner of winners) in a celebration hosted by TV personality Robert Llewellyn. Professor Dame Julia King, author of the seminal ‘King Review of Low Carbon Cars’, was recognised with a special award for outstanding individual achievement.
Two new research projects aiming to drive forward low carbon vehicles technologies are to receive £6 million funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme. In a separte development, Bath University will receive £2m to establish a UK centre of excellence in low carbon vehicle research.
BMW and Volkswagen teamed up with Nissan-Renault to build a multi-standard Rapid Charge Network across a large area of the UK and Ireland. The initiative is part of European plans to support the growth of such networks across the EU.
The 2014-15 Sustainable City Awards are open for entries. The Sustainable City Awards are given to organisations which have demonstrated excellence in sustainable development.