Plans to host a global zero emission vehicle summit in the UK have been unveiled, with the Cenex LCV show set to host a part of the event.
The summit, which was first announced by the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Paris Climate Conference in December, will take place across two days in September (11-12) later this year.
Taking place initially at Birmingham’s International Conference Centre on 11 September, before then switching to the Cenex show at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, the summit will bring together policy makers and industry experts from around the world to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality, the Department for Transport has said.
At the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event, delegates will have the opportunity to see some of the latest low emission vehicle technology available to the market.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: “The government is committed to meeting our climate change targets and cleaning up our air and to help achieve that we are investing £1.5bn in ultra-low emission vehicles by 2021.
“This ground-breaking event shows Britain leading the way in developing the new technology that will create new jobs and help improve the air we breathe.
“And with a proud history in pioneering vehicle manufacturing, Birmingham is exactly the right location to showcase the innovations of the future.”
Robert Evans, chief executive of Cenex said: “We are honoured that the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit will be linked to our 11th annual Cenex-LCV Event this year. The UK is at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology innovation and we think there is great value for the ZEV attendees to see these technologies first-hand at the Cenex-LCV exhibition.
“The Cenex-LCV event already attracts an international audience and provides a glimpse into the leading innovations in low carbon automotive transport and supporting energy infrastructure technologies. This years Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Showcase, sponsored by Meridian, will also help ensure the ZEV summit attendees see the synergies between zero emission vehicles and self-driving cars when attending the Cenex-LCV event.”