LoCITY Options Report

Independent research for LoCITY on the financial and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and retrofit equipment for commercial vehicles. The scope of the study was limited to equipment that provides motive power.
The research was developed with guidance and input from, and endorsed by the LoCITY working groups, which represent a diverse group of fleet users as well as fuel and vehicle suppliers.

Technologies meeting Euro VI/6 emission standards, capable of evidencing operational experience and capable of operating at similar costs to a diesel vehicle were in-scope.

Emission Performance

The environmental performance of the in-scope technologies was classified into three groups:

Tailpipe emissions:

These represent the emissions of CO2 emitted directly from the tailpipe of the vehicle

Scope 1 emissions:

Also known as tank-to-wheel emissions, these are the emissions which a transport operator is responsible for under UK Greenhouse Gas Reporting Guidance

All scope emissions:

Also known as well-to-wheel emissions, these represent a complete picture of the carbon intensity of a fuel supply chain, and provide a more holistic view of the environmental impact. These emissions include fuel extraction, processing, transportation, dispensing and final combustion

Payback Performance

Report includes a table showing the typical mileage and payback period required for economic performance of the studied vehicles under typical driving and duty cycle conditions.
Next Step

Q1 2018 launch of the new LoCITY Fleet Advice Tool, which allows a user to understand the cost impact and emission benefits of operating low emission commercial vehicles over a range of operating conditions and duty cycles.

Resource

You can download the full report of this research via the link below. For more details about the research, please contact us at enquiries@locity.org.uk

Full Report