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BMW takes top honours at LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards

The group was awarded the “Grand Prix” award for Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport and also selected as the Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year for its “i” range of vehicles, which ‘bring Ultra Low Emission Vehicles to a wider range of customers than ever before’. This award also saw Tesla Motors Ltd named as runner up, with both Nissan Motor GB and Mitsubishi Motors in the UK highly commended.

BYD Europe BV was the winner of the Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year Award.

Amongst the other awards, Professor Dame Julia King, author of the “King Review of Low Carbon Cars”, was recognised with a special award for outstanding individual achievement.

The judging panel comprised 22 senior executives from across the range of organisations with a stake in the low carbon road transport agenda. Around 25 entries were shortlisted for awards.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: ‘The road transport sector has been a real success story in terms of cutting carbon as well as delivering growth and dynamism to the UK economy. I was delighted to play a part in celebrating the successes of the entrants to these awards who are making an important contribution to current, and future, UK economic success.’

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