The UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has launched a Technology Challenge for new low carbon technologies for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). In the UK, almost three-quarters of all goods are moved by road, creating 5% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The LowCVP initiative follows its original Technology Challenge which was designed to promote innovation in cars and facilitate supply chain engagement.

The LowCVP Technology Challenge is open to products or systems that improve fuel efficiency, reduce losses, or reduce energy consumption.

Winners will be selected by a panel of expert assessors, reviewing the solution’s technical merit, commercial viability, environmental benefits and potential for commercialization within three years.

Winning organizations will have the opportunity to directly engage with senior executives of vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers and major fleet operators. They will also present their technology at a dedicated event later this year.

This year’s HGV Technology Challenge is jointly sponsored by CENEX, the UK’s first Centre for Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies; and the Freight Transport Association (FTA), whose members operate around half of the UK’s trucks.