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LowCVP to host first regional 'green bus workshop' in Manchester

Mon 27 February 2017 | Back to news list


The LowCVP will host the first of four free regional green bus workshops for operators and local authorities to hear about the operational experiences of low carbon and low emission bus technologies and fuels at the University of Manchester on 30 March.

LowCVP will host four regional workshops to reach out to operators and local authorites who wish to understand what options are available to reduce greenhouse gas and air quality related emissions from bus fleets.

Delegates to the Manchester event are set for a content-rich event; an opportunity to engage with manufacturers, retrofit powertrain and after-treatment and biodiesel suppliers. Presentations will include: 

  • The chance to hear from fleet managers about experiences operating various low emission bus technologies
  • New and upcoming developments in low carbon and low emission bus technologies
  • Latest developments in national low carbon bus policy
  • The role of low emission buses in Manchester and TfGM’s Transport Strategy 2040
  • The UK’s first Clean Air Zone in York
  • Meet manufacturers and technology suppliers during the networking session
The event will take place in the Great Hall, Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester and will be free to delegates
To book a place click here
For the full agenda click here.
In addition to the above, Arriva will be providing insights into their experience of operating biomethane buses in Runcorn and hybrid buses in Leeds. First Group will present on the incorporation of efficient diesels into their UK fleets and Nottingham City Council will describe their involvement in electric bus and infrastructure deployment in Nottingham. TfGM will also present the results of their after-treatment school bus retrofit project. 
During the networking session, delegates will also have the chance to meet bus manufacturers and technology providers including: ADL, BAE Hybrid Systems, BYD, Scania, Volvo, Wrightbus, Vantage Power, Magtec, Optare, HJS, Argent Energy and Twintec Baumont.
Delegates will receive free print copies of LowCVP’s Low Emission Bus Guide.
Two low emission buses will be on display at the event: Scania’s ADL 400 gas double deck and Vantage Power’s range-extender hybrid retrofit solution.

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