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The LowCVP which was established in 2003, is a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK business. Nearly 200 organisations are engaged from diverse backgrounds including automotive and fuel supply chains, vehicle users, academics, environment groups and others.

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Aston University

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Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET
UK

Switchboard: 0121 204 3000
Website: www.aston.ac.uk

Aston University is a partner in the CABLED Project, which showcases electric vehicles across Birmingham, Coventry and the West Midlands. Aston's role is to analyse the performance of the electric vehicles, using the latest in satellite mapping, onboard computers and data software technologies. The team, led by Brian Price, will also identify ways to improve vehicle efficiency. The project aims to test the feasibility of alternative transport, with the aim of increasing its usage on Britains road network. Aston is also a partner in an electric bus trial in Stratford-upon-Avon. Aston is working with Coventry University to analyse the buses' emissions, fuel consumption and running costs. The findings will determine the viability of electric buses and could accelerate their introduction nationwide. Aston has one of Europes largest research groups examining the production of bioenergy. The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) is seeking ways to produce biofuel for use in vehicles as well as for heating and lighting, by using a process called pyrolysis to burn waste materials, algae and other substances. Aston is a leading partner in the City of Birminghams plan to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2026, by applying its expertise in low carbon technologies and the sociology of climate change to its local area.

Reseach & Development

Hybrid bus & truck modeling E-bike trial Low CO2 technology roadmap development Real-world user duty cycle development


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LowCVP sits at the nexus of industry, policy and civil society, providing a valuable forum for objective research, debate and action amongst disparate stakeholders.
Adam Chase, Director, E4Tech