The Freight Portal has been created by Energy Saving Trust in partnership with the Department for Transport and Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.
The portal supports the Department for Transport's Road to Zero strategy by providing advice to freight operators and directing them towards a range of schemes to help achieve lower costs and emissions.
The Government's Road to Zero strategy announced a new industry-wide voluntary target for reducing heavy goods vehicle (HGV) greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, from 2015 levels.
The Freight Portal offers information and guidance to freight operators to help them meet this target.
HGVs account for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions and 13% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions for road transport (BEIS, 2018).
The Road to Zero strategy was launched in July 2018. The ambition is for a minimum of 50% and as many as 70% of new car sales to be from ultra-low emission vehicles by 2030. This applies to 40% of new vans sales too.
The Road to Zero Strategy is technology neutral and does not speculate on which technologies might help to deliver the government’s 2040 mission.
Major trade bodies such as Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA) support the voluntary target.
More information can be found here.