Powered Light Vehicles for Personal Mobility and Zero Emission Light Freight

Background and Challenge

The powered light vehicle (PLV) sector has the potential to provide a personal mobility and freight delivery alternative to traditional passenger cars and vans.  This is particularly true of inner city/urban environments where the compact size of a PLV takes less road space and consumes fewer resources in terms of manufacture, vehicle operation and supporting infrastructure. 

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.


  • To understand and address key barriers to the development of a successful PLV market in the UK
  • To identify the potential for the development of the PLV market and its contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction

Actions and Outputs


April 2021 – March 2022