Industry Innovation Award
This award is presented to the organisation that has introduced a new technology, practice or method that reduces fuel consumption and emissions and demonstrates innovation in its design and/or implementation.
Perpetual V2G Systems has developed a patented lithium-ion power supply which works by capturing energy that would otherwise be wasted during a vehicle’s drive time. This application can be seen in refrigerated vehicles that require engine idle for power. The system eliminates the need for this, powering the refrigeration unit from the battery as soon as the engine is turned off.
Working with manufacturers (Elektromotive, Chargemaster, Rolec, EO Charging) Everwarm has made a considerable contribution to Electric Vehicle infrastructure in the UK, which has included installations at 10 Downing Street, Houses of Parliament and the Cabinet Office. Close links with the Energy Savings Trust and Transport Scotland help deliver reliable charging through the EVCP Framework.
The LowCVP technology accreditation scheme for fuel and emission saving technology is the first industry and government backed independent test process to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and marketing spin. Developed with the leading test providers and the commercial vehicle industry, the Low CVP has created a process to give vehicle operators the confidence to select the right solutions for their applications.
Elm EV is independent supplier and installer of electric vehicle charging equipment to private and public sectors, one of only three companies in the UK approved and certified to install the ICU EVe, which has built-in technology for smart charging, distributing the available power and combating grid overload. Elm EV also advises on a range of electric vehicles through its extensive list of contacts in manufacturing.
In January BMW made significant enhancements to ConnectedDrive, which now offers a host of services via an embedded SIM, such as Concierge Services, Music Streaming, Real Time Traffic Information and Internet, on a monthly basis and renewed to suit each owner. To support fleets, a recent pilot enables fleet managers to proactively monitor and manage their SMR costs and can direct their fleet to their preferred service partner.
EV Flexi-lease offers a flexible way to explore the new technology. With the ability to easily extend the short-term rental contract, organisations are able to conduct comprehensive trials, testing and monitoring within a practical application to ensure suitability, and experience first-hand how new generation EVs offer a viable alternative to many petrol/diesel vehicles without being financially committed for the long-term.
Innovations introduced by Alphabet in the last 12 months are increasing efficiencies. Teleservice, launched in January 2016, forewarns Alphabet’s maintenance team when a dashboard alert appears for the driver. Using data direct from the vehicle manufacturer without retro-fitted telematics enables the team to contact the driver to confirm how long it will take and undertake other maintenance required.
The launch of a new, innovative product to our market, marks the debut of a new age for clean mobility. The last decade has seen this technology make its way in to the sector and many predict it will be the next generation in motoring. They have led from the front, in producing the world’s best-selling hybrid, and now they are looking to do the same, with their hydrogen fuel cell car.