CPT established the Zero Emission Coach Taskforce at our Zero Emission Coach Conference in December 2021. The taskforce brings together key industry experts including coach operators and manufacturers, infrastructure and finance providers and government observers to identify the challenges to decarbonising our coach fleet, supported by industry evidence.
The most significant barrier identified by the taskforce was the current lack of certainty over which zero emission technology would be most suited for the multitude of services coaches currently provide, electric? Hydrogen? Or a combination of both? This lack of clarity has resulted in hesitancy, preventing the sector from moving forward and has presented additional challenges relating to vehicle choices, required infrastructure, additional training and affordable financing to name a few.
The report outlines the barriers identified in greater detail with supporting evidence, and also informed our response to the government’s recent call for evidence on ending the sale of new non zero emission coaches.
The taskforce will reconvene shortly to begin the second phase of this work, where we will look to identify potential solutions and collaborations, and where there aren’t any, make recommendations to enable the coach sector to begin their journey towards destination zero.
If you would like to participate in phase two of the taskforce please email Rebecca Kite (Rebecca.email@example.com)