The commercial vehicle sector was recognised at last week’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Low Carbon Champion Awards held at the Energy 2017 at Birmingham NEC.

Now in their seventh year, the awards aim to celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals who are leading the way towards low-emission road transport in the UK.

Tevva Motors’ range-extended electric truck scooped the SME award for low carbon innovation, which it jointly shared with Aquafuel Research.

While the judges also awarded the Cross River Partnership the title of Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year for its FREVUE project that explored the viability of electric freight vehicles in real-life urban operations.

CNG Fuels won the Fuel Initiative of the Year Award for its work on introducing a grid-connected CNG site at Leyland now used by the likes of John Lewis Group.

Both Iveco and Volvo Group were finalists for the Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer title, which was won by bus firm BYD, while operators Martin Brower and London Borough of Hackney reached finalist stage for the operator accolade.

The Grand Prix – or winner of winners – award was presented to TfL, BYD (bus manufacturer) and Go-Ahead London (bus operator) for their partnership in delivering the vehicles, operational capacity and infrastructure to begin running London’s first two all-electric bus routes.