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LowCVP to hold Low Emission Bus Workshop in Leeds on July 11

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The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, in association with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will hold its second regional Low Emission Bus Workshop of 2017 in Leeds on Tuesday, July 11. The free Workshop will provide local authorities and bus operators with information on new technologies and fuels, sharing operational experience of low carbon and low emission solutions from bus fleets around the UK, including retrofit SCR projects
Councillor Keith Wakefield, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee will introduce the event, which is being held at the University of Leeds Business School. Delegates will hear from operators and local authorities on their experiences of low carbon and low emission technologies. There will also be the opportunity to meet Low emission bus manufacturers, fuel suppliers, retrofit electric and hybrid powertrain providers and exhaust aftertreatment suppliers.
With air quality top of the agenda for most operators, the event will cover the national and local policy measures and initiatives being proposed in West Yorkshire by the City of Leeds itself. Arriva, Transdev Blazefield and First Group will also present on electric, hybrid and SCR retrofit technology performance in the field to give delegates an insight into real world operational experiences.  
LowCVP has been working closely with industry and the DfT’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) to design an accreditation scheme for retrofit technologies to be used on buses as well as coaches, taxis, vans and heavy-duty trucks. This Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) will be used by JAQU to distribute funding to support operators and local authorities in meeting emissions standards required for Clean Air Zones. The event will look further at LowCVP’s work in this area and give delegates an understanding of what will be expected from Clean Air Zones.
The Optare Metrodecker EV will be on display for delegates to explore with representatives on hand to answer queries on the vehicle.  
LowCVP will host two more regional workshops in 2017/18, with the next workshop to be held in Nottingham in the autumn.
Exhibitors at the event include:
Low Emission Bus Manufacturers : Alexander Dennis // BYD // Optare // Volvo // Scania // Pelican Yutong
Retrofit Exhaust Aftertreament Suppliers: Green Urban // HJS // Eminox // Baumot UK
Retrofit Powertrain Suppliers: Vantage Power // Magtec
Fuel Suppliers: Argent Energy // Gas Bus Alliance
Please see the links below to register for this free event and for more information on the event agenda. Presentations from the first LEB workshop in Manchester are also available to download from the LowCVP website for free.

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