FleetCarma is Now a Member of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

 In Inside FleetCarma, Press Release

As an avid promoter of electric vehicles, we are excited to announce that as of October 2017, we are members of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP). Established in 2003, the LowCVP is a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK business. Becoming a member of this partnership was important to us because we support the use of clean transportation by creating innovative solutions for electric utilities, fleet managers, automotive research, and sustainability professionals.

The main objectives of the LowCVP are to:

  • Develop initiatives to promote the sale and supply of low carbon vehicles and fuels
  • Provide input and advice on government policy
  • Provide a forum for stakeholders to share knowledge and information
  • Ensure that UK motor, fuel, and related businesses are best placed to capitalize on the opportunities in the low carbon markets of the future
  • Contribute to the achievement of UK Government targets for road transport carbon reduction

The activities to meet the outlined objectives are governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association. The multi-stakeholder Board of Directors is responsible for the direction and outputs of the Partnership. With nearly 200 members the partnership has a diverse member base and a cross-section of stakeholders oversee the work program. The Partnership’s work is coordinated by a permanent Secretariat headed by the LowCVP Managing Director, Andy Eastlake.

To become a member of the LowCVP, it’s imperative to accept the membership principles and commitments, make a membership contribution, and agree to the memorandum & articles of association.

LowCVP members agree that:

  1. Climate change is an urgent problem requiring greenhouse gas emissions to be substantially reduced locally and globally within a timescale that limits the risk of serious impacts.
  2. Road transport is an important source of greenhouse gas emissions and must make a significant contribution to reducing its emissions through a combination of improved vehicle technology, use of alternative fuels and responsible vehicle use.
  3. Government, industry and other stakeholders share responsibility for accelerating the supply of, and demand for, low carbon vehicles and fuels.
  4. The UK should seek to provide leadership to the international community by demonstrating how to achieve a sustainable pathway to a low carbon future and thereby stimulate opportunities for UK-based businesses.
  5. Working through a multi-stakeholder partnership is an effective means of accelerating the passage to a low carbon future.

LowCVP members commit that they will:

  1. Through their activities encourage the supply of, or demand for, lower carbon automotive technologies, vehicles or fuels.
  2. Collaborate constructively with other LowCVP members to develop the market for low carbon vehicles or fuels.
  3. Support relevant Partnership activities by providing funding, staff, resources or other appropriate assistance commensurate with the size of their organization.
  4. Inspire, innovate and lead the development of the market for low carbon automotive solutions by sharing learning and experience when appropriate.
  5. Promote their participation in LowCVP and actively support its mission and aims through appropriate channels.

To learn more about this great partnership, visit the LowCVP website.

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