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In under 48 hours time the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event 2015 will welcome over 2,500 visitors to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire for the annual two-day exhibition, seminar and ride & drive experience.

Last year's event set a new record attendance with 2,451 visitors, and this year Cenex is anticipating beating this record.

Taking place on 9 and 10 September 2015, the event attracts a range of delegates from the automotive and energy & infrastructure sectors, government & local authorities, OEMs, and academia.

On Day 1, Anna Soubry, MP, minister for small business, industry and enterprise, will give the key note address in the main plenary hall, while Jaguar Land Rover will be running a workshop on the Evoque_e project.

The Sustainable Vehicle Technology Conference will take place on 10 September while Innovate UK will hold a workshop on the Low Carbon Truck Trial during the afternoon on Day 2.

A delegation of international visitors will be attending as guests of the Automotive Investment Organisation of UK Trade and Investment.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said the 2015 event has a "more diverse and comprehensive seminar programme including over 100 presenters across four parallel sessions".

"We have also extended the steering pad resulting in more vehicles available for a ride and drive experience," he added.

According to Joe Greenwell, CEO of UKTI's Automotive Investment Organisation, the event provides the ideal platform to showcase the UK's expertise in low-carbon vehicles.

"Over £1bn of industry and government money is being invested in the Advanced Propulsion Centre to power the design and commercialisation of low-carbon engines and transmissions, while a further £900m in the subsidies and infrastructure is being provided for ultra-low emission vehicles," said Greenwell.

On the evening of 9 September, the Low Carbon Champions Awards will be presented at a networking dinner. Freight in the City is sponsoring the Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year category at the awards.