Sep 28, 2011 0
Exeter based Ashwoods Automotive has been successfully shortlisted for eight prestigious awards for the Ashwoods Hybrid Drive. Getting shortlisted for a chance at the main awards is a testament to Ashwoods reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative automotive development houses.
The calibre of entrants has been very high this year with many of the awards experiencing record numbers of applications.
Ashwoods are one of six selected for the to go through to the SMMT Award for Automotive Innovation for their hybrid drive system, the Oscars of the automotive industry.
The IET have recognised Ashwoods Hybrid Drive system by putting them through in four categories including product design and sustainability.
Ashwoods technologies reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption and this has been reflected in the British Engineering Excellence Awards taking Ashwoods through for ‘Green Product of the Year’ recognised by the UK’s engineering community.
Innovation is key to Ashwoods approach to development of their hybrid and electric vehicle technologies so a natural choice for the Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards to put them through to the second round of the Innovation in Fleet Services and Systems category.
The Low CVP has nominated Ashwoods for Innovation of the year for their Green Champions Awards.
Ashwoods Hybrid Drive has also been shortlisted for The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2011 in the ‘Innovation and Design’ category.
Networking organisation Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) had a large number of entrants for the Environmental Goods and Services category so we were very pleased to have been selected for this and the Environmental Champion Awards to be announced at the MET Office late November.
The Western Morning News Awards has shortlisted Ashwoods’ hybrid technology for the Innovation of the Year.
Finally, the Ashwoods Hybrid Drive has also been shortlisted for The Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2011 in the ‘Innovation and Design’ category.
The awards will be announced over the next few weeks.
In 2010 Ashwoods was ranked the fastest growing Cleantech company in Europe.
For information about our Hybrid Drive LCV’s and other products and services call Ashwoods Automotive on 0845 641 0716.