To help increase the uptake of existing and effective retrofit technology by vehicle operators, the LowCVP’s CSAT scheme provides independent verification of the performance of technologies and a credible assessment of the applicability of equipment to different operational environments. The scheme enables equipment manufacturers or vehicle operators to conduct robust, repeatable and reliable tests to validate the impact on fuel consumption and emissions under a range of operating conditions.
- The Scheme will focus on fuel and CO2 but will also consider other factors, including air quality emissions.
- Operators will be able to see what fuel and carbon savings were achieved for each duty cycle tested and use those results to predict the savings likely for their operations.
- The Scheme has the backing of the Department for Transport and will enable government policy and support mechanisms to be targeted where most needed.