Birmingham and LCV2018 to host world’s first zero emission vehicle summit

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last Autumn, the Government has announced that the UK will host a ‘world first’ zero emission vehicle technology summit over two days (11 and 12 September); the first day in Birmingham and the second at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2018 at Millbrook.
The Government says it will be inviting world leaders to join industry experts, agencies, academics and financial institutions to the first day of the event at Birmingham’s International Conference Centre on September 11. The summit is intended to bring together policy makers, industry experts and opinion formers from around globe to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality.
Folowing the publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and Automotive Sector Deal, it is committed to making transport technology cleaner and greener.
The Prime Minister’s landmark Industrial Strategy speech late last year made clear that the Government aims to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, making all new cars and vans effectively emission-free by 2040.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “The Government is committed to meeting our climate change targets and cleaning up our air and to help achieve that we are investing £1.5bn in ultra-low emission vehicles by 2021.
“This ground-breaking event shows Britain leading the way in developing the new technology that will create new jobs and help improve the air we breathe.”
The summit will continue for a second day at Cenex’s LCV Event 2018 held at Millbrook Proving Grounds on 12 September 2018.
Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said: “We are honoured that the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit will be linked to our 11th annual Cenex-LCV Event this year. The UK is at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology innovation and we think there is great value for the ZEV attendees to see these technologies first-hand at the Cenex-LCV exhibition.”
The Cenex-LCV event already attracts an international audience and provides a glimpse into the leading innovations in low carbon automotive transport and supporting energy infrastructure technologies.