The LowCVP will produce a paper outlining the barriers to the uptake of ultra-low emission (ULE) technologies and fuels in the minibus and coach markets in the UK. Both operators and local authorities have emphasised the need to increase uptake of these technologies and fuels in the minibus and coach markets. Both markets currently lag buses with limited ultra-low emission models available, leading to minimal uptake. The Partnership will seek to understand and summarise barriers in both markets and recommend relevant support. These recommendations could include dedicated incentivisation schemes similar to the LEB/ULEB schemes for the bus market.


  • Consult with OEMs, local authorities and operators to identify barriers to the uptake of ULE technologies in the minibus and coach markets in the UK.
  • Recommend possible interventions through national government policy to stimulate the creation of and demand for ULE technologies and fuels in these markets. This could link to the dedicated EV infrastructure grants for local authorities.

Project Management & Stakeholder Engagement

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership with BWG member collaboration including OEMs, operators, local authorities, fuel suppliers, technology and infrastructure providers.

Timeline & Deliverables

August 2019 – March 2020

Deliverables Date

Desk-based study report

March 2020
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