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The LowCVP which was established in 2003, is a public-private partnership working to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK business. Around 200 organisations are engaged from diverse backgrounds including automotive and fuel supply chains, vehicle users, academics, environment groups and others. The Partnership became a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee in April 2009.

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The LowCVP

  • Develops initiatives to promote the sale and supply of low carbon vehicles and fuels
  • Provides input and advice on Government policy
  • Provides a forum for stakeholders to share knowledge and information
  • Ensures that UK motor, fuel and related businesses are best placed to capitalise on the opportunities in the low carbon markets of the future
  • Contributes to the achievement of UK Government targets for road transport carbon reduction

The LowCVP plays a key role in helping Government to deliver its low carbon transport strategy. The objective of the strategy is to ensure that the UK takes a leading role in the global shift towards low carbon transport. The activities of the Partnership are governed through a Memorandum and Articles of Association. The multi-stakeholder Board of Directors is responsible for the direction and outputs of the Partnership.

The Members Council, comprising a cross-section of stakeholders oversees the work programme and supports the Secretariat.

Five Working Groups focus on the main areas of activity and establish project teams for specific tasks.

The Partnership’s work is coordinated by a permanent Secretariat headed by the LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake.