Motortrades Insight Magazine Online Subscribe About Us Contact Us Motortrades Insight - Motoring News, Articles & Interviews Home Finance Reviews Under The Hood Motorsport Business Profiles Archive Related Tags: Environment, Low Carbon, LowCVP , Award, Toyota, Ford, under the hood Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership names its champions at annual awards By: Danny Hewitt Ref:A00071 Published: 30 January 2013 FROM real-life innovations that have made a difference to the world of hybrid technology to eco-friendly fuels, the LowCVP last night announced the victors of its prestigious Low Carbon Champion Awards.On its landmark anniversary - ten years since the organisation began promoting low carbon transport - accolades were handed to Toyota, Ford, Transport for London (TfL), Williams Hybrid Power and many more. Routemaster BusToyota has introduced newcomers including the seven-seat Prius+ and Yaris Hybrid (above), which have the distinction of being the first full hybrids in their market segment in Europe.LowCVP Managing Director Andy Eastlake said: "These Awards recognise best practice, and outstanding leadership and innovation in cutting carbon from vehicles and fuels from every angle. The judges had a tough time deciding on the category winners as the variety and calibre of the entries was higher than ever, which just reflects how the whole industry is rising to the challenge of low carbon mobility." Routemaster On winning the prestigious 'Car and Van Manufacturer of the Year' award, as well as being hailed 'Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport', Toyota's Managing Director for Europe, Graham Smith, was delighted. "Low carbon, low emission vehicles are important not just for the environment but also for the economy, for UK manufacturing and in reducing the motoring costs of retail and fleet buyers alike. LowCVP has played a central role in delivering these benefits and Toyota has maintained its support throughout." Coke Truck Mr Eastlake added: "In a year of outstanding growth in UK car sales, Toyota, the name synonymous with hybrids, has introduced the technology across the widest range of vehicles on the market. 30 per cent of its sales are now of vehicles which produce less than 100g/km of CO2. "With an impressive increase in its sales and market share, together with a UK CO2 average below 120g/km, this really does show Toyota's strong determination to reduce carbon from cars. "To reduce our carbon impact, the whole transport industry and every person involved must support the cause. In Graham Smith we have a tireless advocate and champion of the benefits to UK business of a low carbon focus for the industry. Graham's personal commitment and impartial support throughout his career is a model for us all." Public transport giant Wrightbus claimed the award for heavy-duty vehicles with their work on London's new Routemaster - a costly project which has received much criticism. One of the judges, Philippa Oldham, Head of Transport and Manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: "This year's entrants demonstrate the commitment there is in this sector to shifting our vehicles and fuels towards low carbon. The award winners show that innovation and sustainability are areas that must be invested in by companies in order to succeed." THE FULL LIST OF LOW CARBON CHAMPIONS: Outstanding Individual in Promoting Low Carbon Transport: Graham Smith - Managing Director Toyota Motor Europe London Office Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport over the last 10 Years: Ford Motor Company and Transport for London 2012 Award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME: Williams Hybrid Power with Go-Ahead Group and Controlled Power Technologies/Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium 2012 Outstanding Low Carbon Publication or Report: International Energy Agency (Technology Roadmap/Policy Pathway) Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year: Toyota (GB) PLC Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year: Greenergy Fuels Ltd Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year: Wrightbus with Transport for London - Winner Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year: Charge Your Car (North) Ltd Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year: Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd - Winne Related Articles // More Like This dummyElectric car production toxic to environment AFTER car giants Hyundai and Toyota announced they will not be pursuing electric cars seriously in the future, a team of researchers have branded the so-called green cars as an 'environmental thdummyElectric car technology developing at lightning rate, as researchers work overtime to create revolutionary motors THEY are unfairly criticised by cynical members of the public and in the past have been know for travelling only a short distance and needing a whole night to recharge.Yet, researchers and engineersdummyMercury-free bulbs are the future, says world-leading manufacturer THE challenge to make Britain's roads brighter is being driven by car makers, according to the world's market-leading maker of automotive bulbs. 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