January 03 2023

We will shortly begin drafting our report which identifies potential solutions, collaborations and our recommendations that will enable operators to decarbonise. 

It is vital this work is supported by reliable data and we need your help to ensure the voice of the coach sector is heard. CPT, in collaboration with the DfT, developed a survey which aims to; 

  • Provide a specification for a zero emission coach 
  • Collate robust coach data to help in our discussions with government 
  • Provide an insight into the industry for government ministers to better understand the sector and inform their future policies 

The survey will ask questions about your business, vehicle fleet, the services you operate and zero emission vehicles. All data provided will be kept confidential and presented in a way that protects the identity of the operator. 

The Department for Transport has commented on the survey, emphasising the value of this data -  

‘The UK Government is committed to the decarbonisation of the UK Coach fleet, and to working closely with all aspects of the industry to achieve this. Therefore, we welcome the work of the CPT Zero Emission Coach Taskforce and look forward to receiving the final recommendations. However, to ensure that the recommendations reflect all aspects of the coach sector, we need to ensure that they are underpinned by an accurate and comprehensive understanding of industry data.   

We would therefore urge all interested coach operators, who have not already done so, to complete the CPT survey so all views can be considered. This data will be very important as we consider future Government policy concerning coaches, in relation to decarbonisation and other important areas; such as accessibility and compliance with the Public Service Vehicle and Accessibility Regulations’. 

The survey can be accessed here 

The deadline for responses has been extended to the 6 January 2023 

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Kite