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Developing Effective Policy to Speed Introduction of Low Emission Trucks

Background & Challenge

In order to encourage the uptake of ultra-low emission trucks (ULETs), policy makers need robust emissions data on which to base regulations, incentive schemes and other policy mechanisms. With a very wide variety of truck types and configurations, a complete data-set on truck emissions is not yet available. LowCVP aims to secure funding from government to build on the LEFT data and establish a robust baseline of current truck GHG performance (and linkage to VECTO legislative data) on which to develop policy proposals


  • To support government and industry to fill truck emission data gaps not covered by previous test programmes (eg LEFT) across five HGV weight/type/usage segments
  • To enable the launch of a ULET incentive scheme in April 2021

(Note: links to ULEB & ULEV scheme criteria)

Actions & Outputs

  • Development of the scheme through a project steering group with DfT and member input
  • Initiate a testing programme, overseen by LowCVP with members providing support (e.g. in provision of vehicles for testing)
  • Produce robust data for baseline truck GHG emissions as a key building-block for policy development
  • Policy proposals for ULET support schemes


Tests completed by Dec 2020. Scheme delivery by April 2021

A member view...

The LowCVP provides an effective way of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders and policy makers.
Sophie Ogunbiyi, Manager, External Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe