Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)

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Name of initiative Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address https://www.lowcvp.org.uk/
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Starting year 2003
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Secretariat Headed by the LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake

3 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ Tel: +44 (0)20 7304 6880 secretariat@lowcvp.org.uk

Organisational structure The activities of the Partnership are governed through a Memorandum and Articles of Association. The multi-stakeholder Board of Directors is responsible for the direction and outputs of the Partnership.

The Members Council, comprising a cross-section of stakeholders oversees the work programme and supports the Secretariat. Five Working Groups focus on the main areas of activity and establish project teams for specific tasks. The Partnership’s work is coordinated by a permanent Secretariat headed by the LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake.

Geographical coverage Western Europe
Name of lead organisation Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Kingdom


Description The LowCVP is a public-private partnership that wants to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK and thereby stimulate opportunities for UK businesses.
Objectives 1. To facilitate cross-sectoral engagement between industry and other stakeholders with the aims of:

a. Developing collaborative initiatives that develop the market for low carbon vehicles and fuels; b. Building understanding and consensus regarding the optimal pathways to low carbon road transport; c. Influencing Government and other decision makers on future policy directions and optimal policy mechanisms. 2. To encourage research, demonstration and commercialisation of low carbon automotive technologies in the UK and help UK businesses to participate in emerging markets.

3. To contribute towards the setting and achievement of UK Government targets for carbon reduction from the road transport sector. 4.To coordinate an effective flow of information within and between industry and other stakeholders to: a. Raise awareness of recent developments and new opportunities; b. Improve knowledge and awareness of key issues; c. Increase stakeholder understanding about the mission of the Partnership and its achievements.

Activities The LowCVP has different working groups comprised by its own members who develop different activities according to each group's area of work. Those working groups are the followings:

a. Bus Working Group b. Passenger Car Working Group c. Joint Working Group Projects d. Fuels Working Group e. Innovation Working Group f. Commercial Vehicle Working Group

Some of the projects carried out by the above working groups are: - Opportunities to advance the low carbon bus market. - Monitoring the LCB market. - Policy framework for low carbon light duty vehicles. - Infrastructure roadmap and review of barriers and interventions. - Best Practice in Regional Support for Low Carbon Auto SMEs. - Development of a strategy to promote use of Methane in HGVs.

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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Capacity building, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Advocacy, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange
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Participants Number Names
Members 266  
Companies 266 see http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/members/members-directory.htm:

Automotive Manufacturers: 21,Automotive supplier consultant or technology provider: 105,Environmental,academic and other: 52,Fuel or energy supplier: 41,Public sector: 25,Transporter operators and consumer organisations: 24

Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Not only have national states as participators