Low Carbon Emission Bus Certificate

Bus operators wishing to take advantage of the LCEB incentives will be required to submit proof that the vehicles comply with the LCEB target. This proof is in the form of a certificate issued by the vehicle manufacturer.

The certificate will be based upon the results of an independently witnessed emission test conducted on the same type of vehicle. The status of Low Carbon Emission Bus is conferred on all vehicles similar to those presented for test, as long as the vehicles use similar fuels and energy management strategies.

The DfT document "Certification of a Low Carbon Emission Bus Guidance for bus manufacturers" provides details of the certificate and the information that must be included by manufacturers. However, bus manufacturers are free to create their own certificate, providing it includes all the details required.

An original certificate must be provided for every LCEB purchased by a bus operator. However, there is no requirement for each individual bus to be tested. The process is based on a type approval.

In addition to providing the original certificate to the bus company, the bus manufacturer should send a copy of all certificates they issue to the Department for Transport's BSOG Administration team at the following address:

BSOG Administration
Department for Transport
Room F14, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA