Early in 2018, LowCVP was asked by Innovate UK to begin the process of developing a set of whole-vehicle emissions standards for HGVs (building on work to define a set of Ultra-Low Emission Bus standards). Such standards would set the benchmark for technology developers and vehicle manufacturers to aim at for their vehicles to gain recognition as Ultra-Low Emission Trucks (ULETs). They could also form the backbone for any Government support to help bring such vehicles to market.
In July 2018, the Government published its Road to Zero strategy paper which commits it to working with industry to develop an ultra-low emission standard for trucks. As a result, LowCVP (via its Commercial Vehicle Working Group) is engaged in a major programme of work to develop a set of detailed proposals for a ULET standards framework.
Develop a set of ULET standards, considering vehicle/duty segmentation, test procedures, metrics and recommending threshold levels for ULET certification.
Preliminary ideas for Innovate UK
Detailed proposals for DfT
February 2018 – December 2019
This project will be managed by Brian Robinson with input from CVWG members.
Innovate UK and Department for Transport