SOMI Trailers Ltd
RDS Europe Ltd
Flybrid Systems and The Flybus Consortium (joint winners).
Winners of the 2010 LowCVP Technology Challenge
Download the Winners' Brochure providing insight to each of the winning entries.
The winning entries offer innovative solutions to improve fuel economy and cut CO2 emissions from trucks by between 8% and 25%. Most of the solutions can be fitted to existing vehicles. The range of approaches allows some solutions to be applied in combination, offering even greater fuel and carbon savings.
The solutions include products to: use dual fuel (gas-diesel); improve trailer designs to increase carriage capacity and also to reduce drag; optimise driving efficiency; adopt a hybrid-hydraulic power-train and a separate hybrid systems based on high-speed flywheels.
The winning entrants were selected by an independent expert panel and will present their solutions for cutting CO2 emissions from heavy goods vehicles to a specialist group of executives from vehicle manufacturers and major fleet operators at a dedicated seminar later this year.
The LowCVP Low Carbon HGV Technology Challenge follows the LowCVP’s successful 2009 ‘Challenge’ which sought to bring forward innovative technical solutions for cutting carbon from cars and light commercial vehicles and stimulated several new business partnerships.
The LowCVP Managing Director Greg Archer said: “The LowCVP’s HGV Technology Challenge shows the high capacity of UK engineers to develop innovative and effective solutions to help us tackle climate change. The Challenge brings these great ideas to the attention of potential partners and customers providing both new market opportunities for some outstanding UK businesses and hastening the introduction of low carbon innovations in the HGV market that also reduce fuel costs.