Bus and coach makers overtake truck manufacturers in green challenge15 July 2014

The UK's road transport sector is making inroads to a greener future, driven by consistently applied carbon reduction policy – but truck makers need to do more to catch up with bus and coach manufacturers.

That's one of the key findings of a report, published today (15 July 2014) by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).

LowCVP commissioned E4tech and the Centre for Automotive Industry Research, at Cardiff Business School, to survey manufacturers in the car, bus and coach, and truck sectors to find out if carbon policy is delivering results and driving growth.

It found that while policy changes have helped car manufacturers and produced a healthy bus and coach sector – nine manufacturers produced 3,685 units last year – the truck sector has been neglected.

Andy Eastlake, managing director at LowCVP, welcomed the report, saying the emphasis of policy makers on environmental achievements has been successful.

However, he cautioned: "We urgently need to repeat the success seen in our passenger car and bus sectors in all aspects of road transport such as the truck and commercial vehicle industries."

To read the full report, click the link below.

Laura Cork

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