OLEV the driver of change in the UK

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09 March 2010 19:00 - 21:00
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The UK government has set legislative targets of 34% in CO2 by 2022 and 80% by 2050 resulting in the need for almost total decarbonisation of surface transport. There is significant manufacturing capability within the auto sector of the UK from niche sports and luxury brand cars through to main stream vehicle manufacturers which will be affected by these targets. The Auto industry within the UK worked with government in the New Automotive Innovation Growth Team (NAIGT) to develop roadmaps to decarbonising their vehicles and produced a significant report which had far reaching recommendations. NAIGT recognised the major opportunity that Ultra Low Carbon Emission Vehicles could create for the auto industry and its supply chain through the development electric driveline components, and the UK government additionally recognised that these technologies would support a decarbonised grid over the medium to long term. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles was created as a cross Whitehall team with primary goal of ‘Placing the UK at the global forefront of Ultra-low carbon vehicle development, demonstration, manufacture and use’. With significant funds to match OLEV’s aims, and a focused team, this presentation explores the activities of OLEV to realise these aims through vehicle and infrastructure technology, fuelling infrastructures and direct subsidies.

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Thorpe Wood Holiday Inn,
Peterborough
PE3 6SG
United Kingdom

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