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LowCVP Annual Conference 2016

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The LowCVP's 2016 Annual Conference took place on Thursday, 30 June 2016 at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The event was supported by and held in association with the  Make the Future London exhibition and delegates will also have a VIP opportunity to see cars of the future in action at the Shell Eco-marathon.


This year's LowCVP Conference - A low carbon transport future: The UK capability to lead the way - featured:

  • The political & economic situation for the UK low carbon auto & fuels sectors following the vote for ‘Brexit’, including its implications for the UK’s role in the Paris agreement & in context of the Fifth Carbon Budget.
  • How the UK is placed to develop and benefit from the low carbon propulsion technologies of the future
  • Intelligence, autonomy and efficiency; how technology is transforming mobility and what are the implications for carbon?
  • The energy infrastructure for future mobility; how do we move to an EV-ready powergrid?
  • Future vehicles; delivering lower carbon & cleaner air & including LowCVP's key initiatives 2016-17
  • Drinks reception in the Olympic Park and opportunity for a private view of the 'Make the Future' exhibition and the Eco-marathon competitors and venue

The Conference Agenda can be viewed here.

The LowCVP Conference 2016 was also held in association with the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

Confirmed Speakers

  • KEYNOTE (morning): Andrew Jones MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
  • KEYNOTE (afternoon): Val Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport
  • Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy & Environment, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change 
  • Francisco Carranza, Managing Director, Renault-Nissan Energy Services
  • Ian Constance, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Propulsion Centre
  • Andrew Everett, Chief Strategy Officer, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, LowCVP
  • Nick Eraut, Project Manager - Energy Storage & Distb'n, Energy Technologies Institute
  • David Greaves, Business Development Director, EV Infrastructure Northern Europe, Schneider Electric
  • Prof David Greenwood, Advanced Propulsion Systems, Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Andrew Haslett, Chief Engineer, The Energy Technologies Institute 
  • Michael Jacobs, Visiting Fellow and Acting Associate Director for Energy, Transport and Climate, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis, Centre for Automotive Industry Research & Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Cardiff University
  • Sevvy Palmer, Economic Advisor and Head of Cyber, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Stewart A Reid, Head of Asset Man't & Innovation, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
  • Dave Roberts, Director - Smart Interventions, EA Technology
  • Caroline Sindrey, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Tesco Distribution
  • Helen Smith, Head of Logistics & Environment, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Dr Zia Wadud & Prof Jillian Anable, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • David Moss, General Manager, Shell Retail UK (to speak at the reception following the Conference) 

Make the Future London

Make the Future is a festival of ideas and innovation, organised by Shell, which is coming to London from 30 June to 3 July, 2016. The event supports bright energy ideas and provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy challenge.  There will be experiential activities for all ages. Through virtual reality experiences and hands-on science experiments visitors will explore what is happening now and what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energies to natural gas or low carbon technologies. Visitors will also be able to interact and play with how we can use and create energy in everyday life.


The Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes further on the least amount of fuel. This year the London leg will take place from June 30 to July 3rd.


Conference supported by:


The LowCVP has done so much to further the cause of green motoring…this conference has always provided an excellent forum for debate and discussion
Minister of Transport, Andrew Jones MP

Featured speakers

Matthew Bell

Matthew Bell

Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change


Dave Roberts

Val Shawcross CBE

Deputy Mayor of London for Transport

Dave Greenwood

Prof David Greenwood

Advanced Propulsion Systems, WMG

Nick Eraut

Michael Jacobs

Visiting Prof & Acting Assoc Director for Energy, Transport & Climate, IPPR

Zia Wadud

Dr Zia Wadud

Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Jillian Anable

Prof Jillian Anable

ITS, University of Leeds

Francisco Carranza

Francisco Carranza

MD, Renault-Nissan Energy Services

Paul Nieuwenhuis

Dr Paul Nieuwenhuis

Centre for Automotive Industry Research & EV Centre of Excellence

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