Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Summit to champion British leadership
- Department for Transport announces dates of the Prime Minister’s Zero Emission Vehicle Summit
- REA welcomes the initiative and highlights British excellence in low carbon transport
The Department for Transport has today confirmed that the UK’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit, announced by the Prime Minister in the Autumn of 2017, will take place on the 11th and 12th September 2018.
The Summit is designed to bring together countries from across the world to further the low emission and electric vehicle sectors, and will attract Government Ministers, policy makers, automotive companies, and other businesses in the supply chain.
Commenting on the announcement, James Court, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Renewable Energy Association said:
“Across the UK, we are already showing international leadership in the development of the full range of low-carbon transport technologies. From Dundee to Westminster, local authorities are championing advancements in electric vehicles and building charging hubs often incorporating the latest in solar and energy storage. The North-East is home to world-leading manufacturers of renewable petrol and diesel, with the largest biorefinery in Europe. Farms up and down the country are getting behind turning wastes into biomethane, which is increasingly used in heavy goods vehicles.
“We welcome the PM’s ambitions of highlighting British excellence in low carbon transport to the world. It is encouraging that the PM is putting political capital behind this critical project, as government vision and support is vital if we are going to realise the goal of being a global leader in low-carbon transport.
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Notes to editors
- The Department for Transport’s press release can be found here.
About the Renewable Energy Association (REA)
The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and recycling. It is the largest renewable energy and clean technology (including energy storage and electric vehicles) trade association in the UK, with around 550 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders.
The REA’s electric vehicle sector group is comprised of around 50 companies financing, developing, and manufacturing the infrastructure required to unlock mass uptake of electric vehicles.
The REA’s Renewable Transport Fuels Group represents around 50 companies including UK biofuel producers, importers, feedstock suppliers, technology providers and life cycle analysts who share the goal of expanding the market for low carbon fuels. The group is the leading voice for the continued advancement of renewable fuels in the UK’s transport sector. The RTFG is also involved in the development of policy for gaseous and advanced fuels for transport.
For more information, visit: www.r-e-a.net