30.1.2013 LowCVP announces Champions Awards
Last night at the celebration of their 10th anniversary, the LowCVP presented their Low Carbon Champions Awards for 2013 with two organisations receiving particularly special awards.
Ford Motor Company Ltd and Transport for London (TfL) were awarded with special anniversary accolades for 'Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport over the last 10 years'.
Both organisations have been focused on helping to cut carbon emissions from UK road transport in different ways over the last decade – each being hugely successful in their approach.
The winners of the various awards were announced last night in Westminster, London. The LowCVP Managing Director Andy Eastlake said about the Awards:
"These Awards recognise best practice, and outstanding leadership and innovation in cutting carbon from vehicles and fuels from every angle. The judges had a tough time deciding on the category winners as the variety and calibre of the entries was higher than ever, which just reflects how the whole industry is rising to the challenge of low carbon mobility."
Toyota was also a company that rewarded for their commitment to reducing carbon. Graham Smith, Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe London Office was named the 'Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport', and Toyota also walked away being the winner of the prestigious 'Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year'.
The judges said that Toyota has been a pioneer in low carbon mobility in the UK since the launch of the first Prius in 2000. It reasserted its position in 2012 by successfully introducing full hybrid technology into new segments to the extent that cars emitting less than 100g CO2/km now represent more than 30% of Toyota and Lexus sales.
The all-new Routemaster bus or 'New Bus for London' provided Wrightbus with the 'Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year Award'. Charge Your Car (North) Ltd were awarded the 'Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year' award, for their excellence in accelerating the charging point infrastructure for plug-in vehicles in the north-east.
One of the judges,Philippa Oldham, Head of Transport and Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: "This year's entrants demonstrate the commitment there is in this sector to shifting our vehicles and fuels towards low carbon. The award winners show that innovation and sustainability are areas that must be invested in by companies in order to succeed."
Visit the LowCVP website to see the full list of award winners for all categories...
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