LowCVP recognises the best low-carbon innovators17 February 2014
Businesses with a low-carbon solution for the road transport sector demonstrated their products at Cleantech Innovate last week – an event designed to match high-tech companies with investors.
From efficient electric powertrains to liquid-air engines, and advances in fuel cells and refrigerated transport, all are designed to cut carbon emissions, improve efficiency and also reduce costs for transport operators.
Companies had to apply to showcase their products and winning entrants were selected by a panel. Of those participating at the event, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) selected Evolute Drives as its top contender.
The company is designing next-generation powertrains for electric vehicles to extend their range. Its system separates the functions of a synchroniser, so there is no torque interrupt to powershifting – giving an increase of 10—15% in range.
Other companies included: Amalyst, with its catalyst technology; Autotrip, mobile telematics; Dearman Engine Co, liquid-air engines; low-carbon engine technology business Epicam; Revolve Technologies, with hydrogen internal combustion for diesel engines; and hybrid trucks from Teva Motors.
"Many of the ideas challenge conventional thinking, showing that UK companies have the talent and ingenuity to be leading players in the low-carbon transport industries of the future," comments Andy Eastlake, LowCVP managing director.
Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
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