The UK Approach to Greater Market Acceptance of Powered Light Vehicles (PLVs)

Huw Davies, Allan Hutchinson, Richard Barrett, Tony Campbell, Andy Eastlake

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This paper summarises the UK activity for powered light vehicles (PLVs) with the purpose of driving market acceptance. If alternative vehicle con- cepts are to emerge from the margins and transition into the main stream, there is a need to think differently. This opportunity has motivated a number of UK organ- isations to come together as a working group and identify a way forward. We contend that thinking differently requires a reshaping of the whole value chain. Each of the partners has contributed to this activity and we describe the develop- ment of a pathway towards the realisation of a UK PLV market. Research and policy development requirements for the UK market are defined, supported by a discussion on two specific segments of the PLV market—light freight vehicles and micromobility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmall Electric Vehicles
Subtitle of host publicationAn International View on Light Three- and Four-Wheelers
EditorsAmelie Evans, Huw Davies, Mascha Brost, Stephan Schmid, Luc Vinckx
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-65843-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-65842-7
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2021

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  • Powered Light Vehicles
  • UK Transport Policy
  • Freight Vehicles
  • Micromobility
  • Transition Pathways


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