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Experts gather for free seminar on running a low carbon fleet

Fleet News is assembling expertise from across the industry to take part in a free seminar at September’s Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook Proving Ground.

Called Running a Low Carbon Fleet, the seminar, which takes place on the morning of September 11, will include presentations from expert speakers, including those with experience of running electric vehicles.

And there will also be insight into the future for hydrogen vehicles with information on how the infrastructure will grow and how London will become a centre for vehicles running the new technology.

Aimed at fleet decision makers, HR directors or managers, finance directors, and benefits managers, the seminar will also include a round-table discussion allowing attendees to share best practice and experiences.

The event aims to outline which ultra-low vehicles currently available for fleets, as well as exploring the benefits of adding ultra-low emission vehicles to fleets.

It will explore the key considerations before making a decision to invest and how other fleets have gone about adding ultra-low emission vehicles to their choice lists as well as the impact they have had on their operations.

Emma Guthrie, hydrogen business manager at Air Products will share lessons learnt from two years of operational experience of fleets of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles in urban environments and explore how this zero emission technology can be integrated into existing fleets.

She will also provide perspectives from the HyTec project, which aims to create a hydrogen vehicle centre in London.

Monica Guise, post, portering and transport manager at the University of Birmingham, will be sharing the benefits and challenges of running electric vehicles on her fleet, as well as her early experiences of hydrogen vehicles.

Laszlo Mulato, director of Fruit 4 London, will look at the business case for electric vehicles, explaining how he has made significant wholelife cost savings by switching from diesel to electric and how it has helped him win new business.

He said: "Fruit 4 London started operating electric vehicles in 2012. The initial start with two electric vehicles have proven to be very successful. Since then our business have grown and our fleet had to be increased to seven vehicles (five out of the seven vehicles are 100% electric).

"Switching into electric vans have helped us to remain competitive in our market and cut our carbon footprint."

Breakfast will be available on arrival and a complimentary lunch will be served once the seminar has come to a close.?Delegates attending the seminar will also have the opportunity to explore the ‘Low Carbon Vehicle Event’ in the afternoon. The event, held on September 10 and 11, attracts UK and international visitors and combines a technology exhibition with broad B2B focus, a ride-and-drive element in a test track environment, networking activities and seminars.

For more information on the Running a Low Carbon Fleet seminar, or to book a place, e-mail sandra.evitt@bauermedia.co.uk or telephone on 01733 468123.

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