The Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy (LCTIS), published in May 2007, set out a wide range of actions that the UK would take to encourage innovation and technology development in lower carbon transport technologies. A major initiative was the establishment of the Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform (LCVIP), a GBP 100 million programme over five years supported by the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Department for Transport (Dft), and funded through the Technology Strategy Board. In addition, the DfT Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement programme aimed to use the public sector's purchasing power to accelerate market introduction of lower carbon vehicle technologies. The vehicles procured under the programme offered a significant improvement in terms of average carbon emissions compared to models already widely available in the UK vehicle market. The Strategy is not a current statement of government policy.