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Accelerating Transport to Zero Emissions
Zemo Partnership sometimes runs joint Working Group projects where the content crosses over Working Group areas or where the content does not fit comfortably within one of the other Groups. These projects are overseen by the Members Council.
Building on existing relationships with the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and the PLV special interest group, Zemo Partnership aims to stimulate the uptake of zero emission PLVs, with an ambition for these to be designed and manufactured in the UK wherever possible.
Zemo Partnership will undertake a study to explore the life cycle environmental and social impacts associated with zero emission vehicles. This will take into consideration automotive component supply chains, fuel and energy production, in conjunction with vehicle disposal. Environmental and ethical parameters to be considered include natural resource use, energy use, land use, pollution, waste, biodiversity, human rights and labour conditions.
The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the importance of life cycle analysis (LCA) and to advocate its integration into transport policy.
At the request of the DfT, Zemo Partnership will conduct a desktop review of the Transport Energy Model (TEM) and the assumptions upon which it is based.
This project will create and develop a code of practice for EV retrofit installations, based upon our preliminary conclusions from the ‘EV Retrofit Impact on CVRAS’ project, which will be published as a publicly accessible standard (PAS) to form a key part of the zero emission vehicle retrofit accreditation scheme (ZEVRAS).
The project examines and addresses the challenges that an EV conversion presents to the CVRAS scheme and identifies the gaps where a 'zero emission vehicle retrofit accreditation scheme' (ZEVRAS) could optimally provide support.
The project forms part of the ongoing support, development and technical guidance/monitoring of the established Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) established by Zemo Partnership (as LowCVP) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST). This involves a monthly monitoring meeting with EST and DEFRA’s Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU), regular ad hoc discussions with EST as well as system suppliers and test houses.
Development and discussion of a think piece proposal for a Zero Emission Zone framework, building on and reviewing existing local Clean Air Zones and the CVRAS/ZEVRAS experience. A Zemo Partnership internal project aiming to engage with key stakeholders to develop a core proposal.
View a list of completed Zemo Partnership projects.
Zemo Partnership Lead: James McGeachie
Technical & Programme Director
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