MCIA and Zemo Partnership hold Government to account on delivery of sector Action Plan

MCIA and Zemo Partnership hold Government to account on delivery of sector Action Plan

MCIA and Zemo Partnership hold Government to account on delivery of sector Action Plan

  • The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and Zemo Partnership have shed light on the Government's commitment to mopeds, motorcycles, and other powered light vehicles (PLVs) with the publishing of an Action Plan ‘Scorecard’. 
  • Published the day before MCIA's annual conference, the Scorecard assesses the progress the Government has made since the joint Action Plan's launch in February 2022. 
  • The industry has played a significant role in fulfilling its end of the bargain, but the Scorecard scrutinises the Government's efforts on fulfilling its end of the bargain, challenging its commitment, and urging decisive action and renewal to meet ambitious sustainability and mobility goals.
  • You can read MCIA and Zemo Partnership’s Action Plan Scorecard in full here.


MCIA and Zemo Partnership, leaders in advocating for the PLV sector - which encompasses all powered two, three and light four-wheeled vehicles - have published a comprehensive Action Plan Scorecard, placing a magnifying glass on the Government's commitment to the sector in helping to shape the future of transportation. Launched in February 2022, the Joint Action Plan represented a milestone for the industry, successfully repositioning PLVs as integral components of the wider transportation network rather than just vehicles for leisure pursuits.

The Scorecard is testament to the industry's proactive stance on building a sustainable future for the sector and reflects a balanced evaluation that goes beyond acknowledgment, pointing out areas where the Government's actions have not aligned with the urgency required to address modern transportation challenges.

PLVs offer cost-effective and adaptable solutions to emissions and congestion challenges. The Government recognised their benefits for the first time in its 2021 Transport Decarbonisation Plan, tasking MCIA and Zemo Partnership with producing the Joint Action Plan on how best to maximise their benefits in partnership with the Government. Industry has already played its part in spades. 

Amongst other things, it launched "A Licence to Net Zero" to make acquiring a moped, motorcycle or other PLV licence less complex and less costly, improving access and enabling a cleaner and greener future for all. It initiated a series of feasibility studies to showcase what was possible in the UK for zero emission motorcycle manufacturing and formed the ‘PLV Community’, a collective of like-minded organisations to help coordinate and manage delivery of the Action Plan. Further still, it’s put on the table a comprehensive set of proposals for what a regulatory review of the PLV industry can and should look like to address e-step scooter concerns and future proof regulation in a way that will cater for the inevitable evolution of products in an inevitably changing transport and infrastructure landscape. 

MCIA consistently engages with the Government on the delivery of the Action Plan and participated in a Ministerial Roundtable on 17th January alongside various major manufacturer members to address concerns around the phase out of new non zero emission L-Category vehicles. The proper execution of the Action Plan, including investing in PLV infrastructure and bespoke consumer incentives is essential to ensuring L-Category vehicles can phase out without causing unnecessary harm to a sector with a key role in our future decarbonised transport network.

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA, said: “It’s high time the Government started to transform vision into action. As we publish this Scorecard, it serves not only as a tool for holding the Government accountable but, more importantly, as a resounding call to action. The Government possesses the vision, the strategy; it's imperative to now deliver on advancing both the PLV sector and the Government towards shared mobility objectives.

The Scorecard unapologetically challenges the Government's progress to date. Though industry has and will continue to play its part, it can only do so much. The Government holds the key to unlocking this sector’s true potential through legislation, regulation, and bespoke consumer incentives.”

Andy Eastlake, Zemo Partnership, said:
“Emphasising the pressing need for a collaborative effort, we remain committed to expediting the delivery of the Action Plan. The Scorecard, however, underscores the urgency for the Government to match its ambitious vision with tangible actions. It's time for substantive progress towards a future defined by sustainable and powered, two, three and light four-wheeled mobility."


Notes for Editors:

Primary contact: Sean Waters, Public Affairs Manager – / 07976714094
MCIA represents over 90% of the supply side of the industry; the manufacturers and importers of powered two wheelers (PTWs) and other PLVs (or L-Category vehicles), accessory and component suppliers and companies providing associated services. For more information about MCIA or to interview Tony Campbell, CEO, please call 07795 844779 or email

You can read MCIA and Zemo Partnership’s Action Plan Scorecard in full here.

You can read MCIA and Zemo Partnership’s original Action Plan here.

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Examples and definitions of the different L-Category Vehicles (L1 to L7) can be found here.