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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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Optare Group Ltd

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Hurricane Way
South Sherburn in Elmet
LS25 6PT
United Kingdom

Switchboard: 08434 873200
Website: www.optare.com

Dramatically rising fuel costs are driving bus operators to look for vehicles that deliver proven operational economy. Optare's low weight designs already set the benchmark for outstanding fuel efficiency and we're leading the way in the development of low carbon technologies to help reduce the industry's environmental impact. We're the only manufacturer able to offer a comprehensive range of driveline options across our entire model range, including enhanced diesel, diesel/electric hybrid, and zero emission full electric. Proven in service and fully developed over a five year period, we're way ahead of the game, so our customers are assured of the most reliable, durable and fuel efficient vehicles when they choose Optare products. Our Versa EV is the UK's largest fully electric fast charging bus with a carrying capacity exceeding 50 passengers, and with savings in operating costs of up to 20,000 a year, it recently scooped the SMMT's top automotive award for innovation. Our Eco Drive dashboard and intelligent software; winner of the Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport Award for Excellence in Passenger Transport, puts us even further in the lead. By constantly monitoring the fully multiplexed electrical system, it provides real-time feedback to the driver. Then, by making simple adjustments to their driving habits, such as reducing harsh acceleration, cornering and braking, they can instantly see dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency. We continue to forge ahead with ever more cutting edge solutions in our mission to provide our customers with the most comprehensive range of low carbon options.

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