Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (External organisation)

Davies, H. (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of working group

Description

L-Category Working Group

L-category vehicles are powered 2 and 3 wheelers, quadricycles and micro cars. This includes motorbikes and scooters which account for the largest part of the L-category market (102,100 Powered Two-Wheeler vehicles in 2014). Although there are relatively few L-category vehicles compared to M and N categories (passenger and goods vehicles with at least 4 wheels), they much are smaller, lighter, take up less road space and offer an innovative alternative to M and N category vehicles. The LowCVP and a consortium of British universities undertook an assessment of the potential environmental, economic and societal benefits of L-category vehicles in the UK which is soon to be published as a report. The overriding conclusion was that there are benefits to the UK of developing a market for these vehicles, however, there remain a number of issues where further research, development and demonstration (RD&D) is required. This project seeks to take forward the areas of RD&D through a number of project groups which will seek funding from the UK Research Councils and other funding bodies. The LowCVP will provide a forum for sharing this information between the groups and will provide advice and information on the outcome of these projects to Government to inform future policy in this area.
Period20152018
Held atLow Carbon Vehicle Partnership, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Light weight vehicles
  • vehicle safety
  • Vehicle Regulation
  • Vehicle Technology