Working Group

The role of the Commercial Vehicle Working Group (CVWG) is to actively support the rapidly evolving freight carbon reduction agenda, in conjunction with the DfT and others’ net zero objectives. The CVWG provides the primary mechanism for Zemo Partnership members interested in freight decarbonisation and pollutant emissions reduction to engage in and plan our work programme, influence policy-making and collaborate with like-minded organisations and individuals. The CVWG meets up to four times a year online or in various locations all over the UK and its interests cover all forms of commercial vehicle not used for passenger transport, including vans, HGVs, refuse vehicles, refrigerated vehicles and others.


Working Group Activity

The Group's achievements include:

HGV Auxiliary Engines Report (2024)

Extending the baseline emissions and energy consumption performance of diesel auxiliary transport refrigeration units and modelling their UK-wide environmental impacts.

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Clarity in Van Information Report (2023)

Results of our research assessing the clarity and fitness for purpose of user-targeted information from van manufacturers.

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Battery Electric Van Data Requirements - Infographic

Based on the findings of our Clarity in Van Information Report. This infographic details the data requirements needed for clarity of user-targeted information from battery electric van manufacturers.

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Transport Refrigeration Units Report (2021)

Emissions Testing of Two Auxiliary Transport Refrigeration Units

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Peter Harris

Working Group Chair:
Peter Harris

Retired UPS Vice President, International Sustainability

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

Commercial Vehicle Emissions Consultant

Emily Stevens

Zemo Partnership Lead:
Emily Stevens

Project Officer

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If you want to get involved in the work of one or more of Zemo Partnership's Working Groups, why not join us, or contact the Secretariat for more information.