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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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Transport for Greater Manchester

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2 Piccadilly Place
M1 3BG
United Kingdom

Website: www.tfgm.com

TfGM has been heavily involved in DfTs Green Bus Fund, having submitted successful bids in all three rounds of the competition. This has resulted in the purchase of 88 new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles by TfGM for use on various services across the Greater Manchester area, including city-centre shuttles, general network services and Yellow School Bus services; all of which are now in service, and this is contributing significantly to delivering against Greater Manchesters low carbon economy commitments. We work closely with the operators of these services, who run the vehicles under lease arrangements to TfGM, and the manufacturer, Optare, who also provides an on-going repair and maintenance service, to ensure vehicle performance is optimised. TfGMs bid to the 2012 round of the competition secured funding for further vehicles, to be purchased directly by operators themselves, for operation on subsidised local services with the funding passed on with the award of the contract to ensure the vehicles remain in operation in the Greater Manchester area. Membership of LowCVP will enable to TfGM to discuss best practices with other bodies to help delivered continuous improvement in this area.

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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