The LowCVPThe LowCVP (Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) was established in 2003, is a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK business. Nearly 200 organisations are engaged from diverse backgrounds.

The LowCVP will be conducting a workshop presentation titled Clean Air Zones and Commercial Vehicle Operations which will focus on how the latest Green Vans and Trucks can contribute to improving air quality, as well as reviewing the CAZ policy, grants and available funding for commercial vehicles, presented by Andy Eastlake.

Andy Eastlake, LowCVPAndy Eastlake was appointed as the LowCVP's Managing Director in April 2012, after serving both on the board and as chair of the Members Council for many years. As MD Andy has been integrally involved in the design and implementation of the latest accreditation schemes for both buses and HGVs, supporting DfT and OLEV in stimulating the uptake of low carbon technologies. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of the Mechanical Engineers and was formerly a Board member of CENEX the Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon & Fuel Cell Technologies.

Sam Berridge, European Sales Manager, Paneltex LtdIs pure electric drive a viable option for commercial vehicles? Sam Berridge, European Sales Manager, Paneltex Ltd. has been involved with Paneltex since his schooldays. Now he manages Paneltex’s electric vehicle development programme and emerging technology projects, alongside managing the European sales of the company’s core products.

ACFOACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators) have been working with fleet operators since the early 1970s, and have a long history of supporting organisations who use cars and vans in their everyday business activities, and the individuals who manage the vehicles in use. The organisation exists to help fleet decision-makers improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business travel operation. Established more than 40 years ago, ACFO’s membership includes most of Britain’s major fleets as well as those drawn from the SME sector.

ACFO are also conducting an afternoon workshop titled AFR Rates for EV’s – A spark of clarity, the narrative will be a guide to advisory fuel rates for plug-in vehicles, presented by John Pryor.

John Pryor, ACFOJohn Pryor is the National Chairman of ACFO. Having been actively involved in ACFO for over 20 years and as Chairman since 2014. ACFO is a non-for profit member organisation, recognised as the ‘voice of fleet’ and works closely with government departments, car manufacturers and fleet suppliers In addition to his voluntary role as ACFO National Chairman, John is an active fleet manager, as the fleet and travel manager for the Arcadia Group. After 28 years of managing vehicles John has a clear understanding of the challenges facing todays fleets.