Professor Neville Jackson, the Technical Director of Ricardo Engineeering based in Shoreham, has been appointed the new chair of LowCVP, a UK Government-sponsored partnership aimed at encouraging the rapid adoption of low carbon automotive technology.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is a not-for-profit company established in January 2003 with funding from the Department for Transport and then Department of Trade and Industry (now Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform), with a brief to accelerate the industry shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels.
The Partnership’s membership comprises representatives of government, the motor and fuels industries, vehicle users, environmental groups and consumers.
As chair, Neville Jackson succeeds Graham Smith OBE, Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor Company (Europe). He is also director of CENEX, the UK Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon Vehicles, a visiting Professor at the University of Brighton and a member of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council Industry User Panel. He is a member of the European Council for Automotive Research Programme Review Board and also held the position of Vice Chairman of the European Automotive Research Partners Association, based in Brussels.
Neville Jackson said, “The need to reduce carbon emissions from the road transport sector has risen dramatically towards the top of the political agenda since the Partnership became active in 2003. I believe that a low carbon transport system will require all the stakeholders involved to work together in partnership to deliver a sustainable solution. I am excited to have the opportunity to play a central role in the development of the low carbon vehicles and fuels agenda at this time. Responding to the threat of climate change is, perhaps, the most challenging issue of our age.”
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