Coach operators’ views sought by Zero Emission Coach Taskforce

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The Zero Emission Coach Taskforce (ZECT) is calling on all coach operators to help shape the future of zero carbon travel. The Taskforce, led by the Confederation of Passenger Transport, has produced a survey in collaboration with the Department for Transport which will help shape a study that answers the crucial question of what zero-emission coaches of the future need to deliver.

The survey aims to provide a specification for a zero-emission coach; collate data to help in the taskforce’s messaging and discussions with Government; and provide an insight into the industry so that Government ministers can better understand the sector and can make recommendations for future supportive measures.

In September 2022, ZECT started phase two of its work which looks to identify potential solutions, collaborations and to make recommendations that will help the sector to decarbonise. The taskforce has met multiple times over the last few months to discuss how the industry can overcome the vehicle, infrastructure and financial challenges and ensure that operators have the right supportive measures that will enable them to invest in new zero-emission technologies.

The survey can be found at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZECTphase2. The deadline for responses has been extended to 15 December.