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Low Carbon Vehicle Operation Certificates

The Low Carbon Vehicle Operation Certificates listed below have been created to show the potential greenhouse gas benefits that renewable fuels and energy can offer when used in Low or Ultra Low Emission Vehicles.
 
 The certificates draw information from vehicle test certificates (LEB and ULEB) published by LowCVP along with renewable fuels and energy taken from the DBEIS Carbon Conversion Factors. These carbon conversion factors are updated annually and LowCVP will update the certificates when new figures are published.
 
There is an opportunity in the future to align the scheme with LowCVP's Low Carbon Fuels Assurance Scheme, which aims to detail well-to-tank emissions for uk supply chains of low carbon fuels used in transport.
 
 LowCVP presents the greenhouse gas savings in these certificates compared with a Euro VI diesel baseline on a ‘well-to-wheel’ basis. This method ensures that emissions produced from a fuel/energy’s production, processing and transportation are accounted for alongside the direct tailpipe emissions. This will become more important as the transition to zero tailpipe emissions from vehicles proceeds. It also lays the foundation for integrating full life-cycle CO2e analysis of different technologies into future policy.    
 
 
The scheme is first being trialled with buses but could be extended to other vehicles where there is reliable test data. 
 
This initial trial period will take place over a year (2020/21) during which period there will be an assessment of the usefulness of these certificates to industry. They will be developed further if they prove beneficial.
 
LowCVP believes these certificates could be used by operators to highlight the performance of different vehicles in their fleet and to demonstrate the use of renewable fuels and energy to their customers.
 
 The information on the certificates could be used as evidence for company Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting requirements. LowCVP will also consider how the scheme could be developed to feed into existing fleet assessment schemes such as FORS or EcoStars. 
 
Please note this scheme is not a replacement for the LEB or ULEB certification scheme, nor is it linked to any government incentive scheme. For more details, please contact daniel.hayes@lowcvp.org.uk

Buses running on Biodiesel

The certificates below demonstrate the greenhouse gas benefits of buses running on biodiesel.
 
Please note that air pollutant emissions are for information only and may vary compared to the original test fuel (UK pump diesel).
 
Manufacturer
Model
Technology
LEB or ULEB Certified
LCVO Certificate
ADL
Enviro200 LEB Specification
Efficient Diesel
LEB
Enviro400 LEB Specification
Efficient Diesel
LEB
Enviro200 Smart Boost
Diesel Hybrid
LEB
Enviro400 Smart Boost
Diesel Hybrid
LEB
Enviro400 Hybrid 
Diesel Hybrid
LEB, ULEB
Enviro400 Electric Range
Diesel Hybrid
n/a
Mellor
Strata
Efficient Diesel
LEB
Optare
Solo
Efficient Diesel
LEB
Versa
Efficient Diesel
LEB
MetroCity
Efficient Diesel
LEB
MetroDecker
Efficient Diesel
LEB
Volvo
B8RLE
Efficient Diesel
LEB
7900H
Diesel Hybrid
LEB
B5LH
Diesel Hybrid
LEB, ULEB
Wrightbus
StreetLite H.E.V
Diesel Hybrid
LEB, ULEB
StreetDeck H.E.V
Diesel Hybrid
LEB, ULEB

Buses running on Biomethane

The certificates below demonstrate the greenhouse gas benefits of buses running on biomethane.
 
Manufacturer
Model
Technology
LEB or ULEB Certified
LCVO Certificate
MAN
Ecocity
Compressed Natural Gas  
LEB
Scania
E300 CBG
Compressed Natural Gas  
LEB
E400 CBG
Compressed Natural Gas  
LEB

Buses with Renewable Electricity

The certificates below demonstrate the greenhouse gas benefits of buses running on renewable electricity.

Manufacturer
Model
Technology
LEB or ULEB Certified
LCVO Certificate
ADL
Enviro200EV
Battery Electric
LEB, ULEB
Enviro400EV
Battery Electric
LEB, ULEB
Caetano
eCity Gold
Battery Electric
 
Irizar
I2e
Battery Electric
 
Optare
Solo EV
Battery Electric
LEB, ULEB
MetroCity EV
Battery Electric
LEB
MetroDecker EV
Battery Electric
ULEB
Volvo
7900E
Battery Electric
LEB, ULEB
Wave Industries
M3
Ultra-Capacitor
ULEB
Yutong
E10
Battery Electric
LEB, ULEB

Buses with Renewable Hydrogen

There is no available test data for hydrogen buses at this time.