Shaping Policy through Partnership: Low Emission Bus Workshop Glasgow

The LowCVP is hosting a Low Emission Bus Workshop in Glasgow on the 8th March in collaboration with Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland. The free event is aimed at local authorities and bus operators wishing to learn more about low emission and low carbon technologies and fuels which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air quality pollutants.

The event will be introduced by Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction and will include information on how Glasgow plans to introduce the first Low Emission Zone in Scotland by the start of 2019 as well as Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's bus strategy. Delegates will also hear about the experiences of operators in introducing biodiesel, hydrogen fuel cell and biomethane buses.

There will be opportunities to speak to low emission bus manufacturers, retrofit technology suppliers and fuel suppliers over lunch. A shuttle bus will be running from Glasgow Central Station to the SEC from 9am on the 8th March, returning after lunch has concluded.

Event details:

Date: 8th March 2018
Time: 10:00 – 13.00
Venue: SEC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

To register for the event, please sign up via the Eventbrite link here:

Low Emission Bus Manufacturers
Irizar UK // Wrightbus // Alexander Dennis // BYD // Optare // Volvo // Pelican Yutong // Scania // EvoBus (Mercedes) // Mellor Coachcraft
Retrofit Exhaust After-treatment Suppliers
Green Urban // HJS // Eminox // Baumot UK
Retrofit Powertrain Suppliers
Vantage Power // Magtec
Fuel Suppliers
Argent Energy // Gas Bus Alliance

To speak to the event organiser, please contact [email protected] / 0207 973 1244

Shaping Policy through Partnership

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is a public-private stakeholder organisation with a mission to accelerate the shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels and to create opportunities for UK business. Working directly with the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland the membership helps shape low carbon policy through six working groups: Bus & Coach, Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Car, Innovation, Fuels and the EV Network Group.

These groups are populated by a wide range of stakeholders from across the transport and sustainability sectors. Members include bus manufactures such as Wrightbus and ADL, fuel suppliers such as Shell and Argent Energy, technology suppliers such as Eminox, Magtec and Vantage Power as well as NGOs such as Greenpeace and WWF. This collaborative approach enables industry to shape thinking around low carbon strategies and for government to continuously consult about potential policy changes.

LowCVP has been working closely with industry on two key areas affecting the bus and coach sectors: reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. LowCVP's Low Emission Bus Guide is designed to give operators and local authorities information on technologies and fuels designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on robust evidence and the real-world experiences of operators. Recent work has included testing Euro VI diesel buses on behalf of the DfT and in collaboration with Transport for London to better understand the emissions performance of modern buses.

In terms of air quality, LowCVP has worked with DEFRA and the DfT's Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) on the Clean Air Framework and has designed an accreditation scheme for retrofit technologies to be used on buses as well as coaches, taxis, vans and heavy-duty trucks that reduce NOx emissions. The Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) has been used for the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2017-19 to accredit technologies to prove Euro VI equivalent emissions (0.5g NOx/ km). Funding has been awarded to 20 local authorities to help them reduce roadside NOx emissions in some of the worst affected areas in the UK. The Glasgow workshop will look further at LowCVP's work in this area and give delegates an understanding of what will be expected from Low Emission Zones in Scotland.

The overarching aim of this workshop series is to bring together bus operators and manufacturers as well as local authorities to raise awareness of the performance, both environmental and financial, of a variety of low carbon fuels and technologies. LowCVP will provide copies of the Low Emission Bus Guide to delegates to supplement the presentations.

For more information on LowCVP, visit or contact [email protected]