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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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University of Nottingham

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University Park
United Kingdom

Sector: Research organisation
Sub-Sector: Academic

The Powertrain Research Group at Nottingham is of one of the leading academic powertrain research groups in the UK, with a long standing reputation for close collaboration with the Automotive industry and notable close collaborations in recent years with Ford, JLR, Volvo Trucks UK, BP, Shell, Ricardo and MAHLE Powertrain. Over the past 30 years the group has developed an internationally leading reputation in the field of powertrain systems efficiency and integration, with considerable recent work in the area of thermal management and energy recovery. The group is now led by Professor Alasdair Cairns, who has over 18 years’ experience of powertrain R&D, including 10 years in industry with Cosworth/MAHLE (2000-2010) where he led IC engine related R&D and 6 years with Brunel prior to joining Nottingham in 2016. More widely, the University of Nottingham is a key member of the Russell Group and the APC spoke for Power Electronics, with significant activities in the related areas of electrical machines and power electronics, autonomous vehicles and big data and human factors.

Reseach & Development

In 2017 the university senior management announced six ‘Beacons of Excellence’ target for future investment and significant development, one of which was the ‘Propulsion Futures’ beacon.

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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