MCIA and Zemo Partnership fire the gun on delivering the Action Plan

MCIA and Zemo Partnership fire the gun on delivering the Action Plan

MCIA and Zemo Partnership fire the gun on delivering the Action Plan

A high-level meeting with senior Department for Transport officials yesterday marked the start of the delivery phase of MCIA and Zemo Partnership’s Action Plan, Realising the Full Potential of Zero Emission Powered Light Vehicles: A Joint Action Plan for Government and Industry.

In the first of what will be a series of meetings to monitor progress against each of the Plan’s actions with the Department, MCIA and Zemo are pleased to have progressed Action 9: The creation of a formal L-Category community to monitor the delivery of the Action Plan.

In addition to what will be quarterly meetings with the DfT, MCIA is also pushing ahead with ensuring the rider community is involved in the development and delivery of the Plan’s actions. ‘UK Motorcycling’, a forum set up to consider the needs of the industry and riders, will meet this Thursday for the first time to agree common ground and put forward a unified position on key policy areas where possible. Similarly, Zemo Partnership will be coordinating the development of a community focusing on larger L-category vehicles, such as L6 & L7, and what’s required for their benefits to be fully realised.

Commenting, Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA said:

"Today’s meeting was a welcome step in the right direction for the PTW industry. We’re confident the constructive and collaborative approach with which we are taking the Action Plan forward with the DfT will stand us in good stead, not only for the urban settings in which our vehicles are used, but the wider sector too in terms of the role leisure motorcycling can and must play on the road to net zero.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our work with DfT in realising the full potential of our vehicles as part of this landmark Action Plan.”

Notes for Editors:

The MCIA is the body that represents the UK Powered Light Vehicle (PLV) industry. PLVs can be defined as lightweight scooters, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, typically with zero or low-emission power. 

Also known as L-Category vehicles, they are an answer to the traffic congestion and air quality challenges created by personal and goods transportation.

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