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Key considerations when looking to switch to zero emission vehicles

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The UK government has set 2035 as its date for phasing-out sales of all new ‘non-zero emission’ heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) up to 26 tonnes and 2040 for HGVs over 26t (mostly 4-axle rigids and artics), to meet its net zero greenhouse gas emissions target for road transport by 2050.

 

At present there are some specific solutions emerging, each suited to different typical use cases. Including: 

 

 

Things to consider

ZEHID Projects

In October 2023, The Department for Transport in partnership with Innovate UK awarded £200 million across 4 projects, which plan to roll out up to 370 zero emission HGVs and around 57 refuelling and electric charging sites across the UK. The aim of the fund is to demonstrate and provide evidence to support the development of the zero emission HGV and coach infrastructure strategy.