Cenex to launch low carbon vehicle Master Classes
Cenex, the UK Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, has announced plans to deliver a programme of low carbon vehicle masterclasses across the UK. The organisation recently delivered its first pilot course, which was part funded by the European Union’s Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (Climate-KIC). It was a residential programme for fleet managers and professionals from across the EU who have responsibility for transport, vehicles, travel and logistics from both the public and private sectors. Delegates attended from Ireland, Spain and Hungry, as well as the UK. They took part in experiential learning and expert seminars delivered by members of the Cenex team, with topics covering UK and EU Policy, vehicle technology as well as charging and fuelling infrastructure. A highlight of the course included a ride & drive experience at Donington Park. An electric Optare Solo EV on loan from Nottingham City Council was used to transport delegates to this part of the event.
Head of Business Development at Cenex, Keith Budden, said, ‘After speaking to many of our attendees, the general feel was that the course was able to provide a strong foundation about the low carbon vehicle industry and also provided an opportunity to fill in knowledge gaps. Low carbon mobility is a complex and ever-changing field and it’s important to run courses such as this one to impart vital knowledge to those in the industry. We are currently working on ideas to deliver one-day courses across the UK and are also looking for hosts and sponsors.’
For further information regarding the programme or if you would like to get involved or be a sponsor, contact Charlotte Thiery at [email protected] or on 01509 635749.