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Local business specialising in low carbon innovation joins UK Government Pavilion at Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM

Posted onPosted on 20th Sep
Local business specialising in low carbon innovation joins UK Government Pavilion at Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM

Newark based Zak Wheels will be part of a UK showcase of the latest in automotive innovation on the UK Government Pavilion at this year’s Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM at UTAC Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 September.

Showcasing their patented innovation which combines an electric motor and suspension within the wheel thus providing a more efficient use of chassis space, reduced vibration, road noise and harshness for the rider; Zak Wheels used funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop their technology to a good working prototype stage and will be shown as an example of how collaboration is key to achieving the UK’s net-zero emission ambitions on the UK Government Pavilion.

The 12 UK Government Pavilion partners*, alongside exhibits like Zak Wheels, will showcase how they are working together as part of the innovation ecosystem to drive the decarbonisation of transport and keep the UK at the forefront of the global transition to clean mobility solutions.

Minister for Investment, Lord Grimstone, said: “We want the UK to be the best place in the world for automotive manufacturing. As the industry continues its transition to a zero-emission future this government is working hand in hand with businesses to build back greener, creating jobs and boosting skills.

“The wide range of government-backed projects being displayed at the Cenex Low-Carbon Vehicle Show are a tangible demonstration of our commitment to a clean automotive sector and ramping up our efforts to combat climate change ahead of the COP26 conference in Glasgow.”

Philippa Oldham, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Director, added: “The automotive industry is at a pivotal point and going through a once-in-a-generation transition as we accelerate towards ambitious 2050 environmental targets.

“In 2019 UK transport accounted for 27% of greenhouse gases, but great ideas will not move the dial on decarbonisation if they’re not commercialised, on the road and taking the place of more polluting technology – which is exactly why we have the largest number of exhibitors ever on the UK Government Pavilion this year, each representing their role in the innovation ecosystem.”

“The technology on show at Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM demonstrates how the UK automotive sector intends to remain at the forefront of research and development of next generation automotive technology, making the UK a beacon location for supply chain and manufacturing investment.”

The show for technology experts and engineers is a welcome return to physical industry events thanks to thorough and safety-centred planning by organisers. You can register for free to attend Cenex-LCV 2021 and Cenex-CAM 2021 by visiting: Cenex LCV/CAM September Event 2021.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is the government and industry-backed body responsible for accelerating the UK industrialisation of technologies to support the transition to delivering net-zero emission vehicles. The APC provides resources and insight to accelerate the development of the electrified supply chain across technologies, UK-wide.