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Sustainable transport experts from Leicestershire get involved at global electric vehicle expo

Sustainable transport experts from Leicestershire get involved at global electric vehicle expo

A Leicestershire business has taken part in an international electric vehicle (EV) trade event in Oslo, Norway designed to showcase the cutting-edge technologies that will power the future of automotive.

Cenex, the Loughborough-based centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies, attended the EVS35 expo between 11-15 June.

Cenex is known as a source of expert, independent advice on low-emission transport, and even runs its own UK event, Cenex-LCV, dedicated to the latest low-carbon vehicle technology.

The company was part of the UK Pavilion, a consortium of UK businesses showcasing the very best in British clean automotive innovation, highlighting the investment opportunities that are available to international partners.

Organised by the government-backed Advanced Propulsion Centre and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK Pavilion provided a snapshot of some of the trailblazers to emerge from the UK's green tech scene, with innovations ranging from propulsion systems to tyres, to charging technology.

EVS35 is one of several international trade events taking place throughout the year, demonstrating why there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in Britain’s thriving automotive sector as it embraces new technologies to accelerate the path to net zero.

Cenex’s Keith Budden said:

“We specialise in consultancy, guidance and support for public- and private-sector organisations looking to accelerate along their transition to zero-carbon mobility – so EVS35 was a natural event for us to attend.

“However, as a non-profit, we do need support, and being able to be part of the UK Pavilion was what made the crucial difference for us.”

Philippa Oldham, Stakeholder Engagement Director at Advanced Propulsion Centre, said: “EVS35 is an important annual event which focuses on designing a net-zero future for mobility, featuring new technologies that can be deployed at scale.

“Attending with the UK Pavilion shows that British automotive businesses are ready to contribute to this transformation, delivering world-class technologies and services that enable it to happen faster and more efficiently.

“By giving British businesses a platform to make new contacts and build collaborative partnerships, we are helping to re-define the next chapter of automotive history.”

For information on the ‘Britain is Great’ International Events Programme that is flying the flag for the UK automotive industry, visit

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