Low-carbon strategy published for vehicle manufacturers

A long-term strategy aimed at helping manufacturers of commercial vehicles and construction equipment move to low-carbon solutions has been published.

The road map is the first to be published in Europe with this level of detail and outlines the drivers and timescales of technology development across the sector from delivery vans to bulldozers.

These technologies include hybridisation, more efficient powertrains and alternative fuels.

Created by the joint industry/government Automotive Council, the road map is targeted at determining research priorities as well as helping vehicle manufacturers and the supply chain draft long-term business plans.