Millbrook supports Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership as it launches new accreditation scheme

  • Transport Minister announces new accreditation scheme for retrofit fuel-saving and low carbon vehicle technologies
  • Millbrook has been a long-time supporter of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and welcomes the new scheme
  • Announcement made at LowCVP conference by The Right Hon. Andrew Jones M.P, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Department of Transport

Today, Thursday 30 June 2016, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced details of its retrofit fuel-saving and low carbon commercial vehicle technologies accreditation scheme. The scheme is designed to encourage initiatives to promote the sale and supply of low carbon vehicles and fuels. Millbrook is a supporter and key test provider for the accreditation.

Developed with support from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Transport (DfT) and also drawing on European work on HGV carbon measurement, the scheme is being introduced following collaboration with key partners involved in the industry including: Millbrook, TRL, HORIBA MIRA, Michelin, Stobart Group, Mercedes Truck, Transport for London (TfL) and Transport KTN.

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership input into and advise on Government policy, and contribute to the achievement of the UK Government’s targets for road transport carbon reduction. The LowCVP-led project has developed an accurate, reproducible and representative procedure for measuring the operations of trucks and vans used for carrying freight.

The LowCVP Managing Director Andy Eastlake said: “Earlier work by the LowCVP identified that the absence of reliable, robust and accessible data was one of the most significant barriers to the adoption of low carbon and fuel saving technology in trucks. Thanks to the work of many key partners and supporters we believe that this initiative will encourage the adoption of many positive innovations, saving carbon and costs, and can form the basis for further policy support in this vital road transport sector.”

Phil Stones, Chief Engineer, Powertrain, Millbrook Group said: "Millbrook is pleased to have been working on this initiative and is proud to see it coming to fruition. We look forward to continuing to test carbon reducing technologies, from tyre technologies and aerodynamic aids to alternative fuels, under the new scheme.”

For further information about Millbrook visit www.millbrook.co.uk, email info@millbrook.co.uk, telephone +44(0)1525 404242 or find us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Millbrook

Millbrook Group provides vehicle test, validation and engineering services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries. It is independent and impartial in everything it does.

At its Proving Ground in the UK, Millbrook has 70km of varied test tracks, including hill routes, high speed areas and challenging off road courses. Its professional drivers and engineers perform repeatable tests on all types of vehicles in a secure and safe environment. It has a range of test facilities for components and full vehicles. These include engine dynamometers, environmental chambers, crash laboratories and advanced emissions chassis dynamometers.

Millbrook’s winter test facility, Test World, which is based in Northern Finland, specialises in vehicle and tyre testing in winter conditions. The team in Lapland are experts at preparing snow and ice tracks for repeatable testing and at performing development and type approval tests on tyres. The world’s first indoor winter test facilities make testing on natural snow available twelve months of the year.

Millbrook engineers specialist vehicle conversions. These range from new versions of existing platforms, such as estate cars, to armoured solutions and complex electronics installations. It conducts impartial vehicle assessments and develops class-leading vehicle dynamics improvements. Millbrook helps Vehicle Manufacturers manage complex bills of materials and launch new models.

Millbrook Technology Park is home to innovative companies who benefit from access to Millbrook’s testing facilities and expertise, forming an integral part of the UK’s vehicle technology cluster. Millbrook Venues host exceptional vehicle-related events for up to 7,000 people.

Millbrook’s employees are passionate about safety, customer service and technical excellence; they take pride in delivering exactly what their customers want, whether that is a vehicle test, engineered solution or smooth-running conference. Millbrook develops its people so that they remain at the leading edge of their specialist fields and contribute to the development of future regulations.

All of this combines to make the Millbrook Group an integral part of the industries it serves and an ideal partner at any stage in the development and launch of the vehicles of tomorrow. 

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