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£200 million invested in getting zero emissions trucks on the road

25 October 2023/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Freight Forwarding, Logistics & Supply Chain, Net-Zero

The Government are investing £200 million in funding and rolling out 370 zero emissions trucks across the country.

This new funding will boost the decarbonation of freight vehicles, driving innovation and creating new jobs as the Government actions their support to the sector.

Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) contribute 20% to all transport emissions across the UK and the funding will be invested in four innovative green projects as targets are set on the right path to steer road freight towards net zero.

Roads Minister, Richard Holden, said: “Freight and logistics are the beating heart of our economy and it is only right that we celebrate the sector so that it gets the recognition and support it deserves.

“From boosting zero emission tech across freight to attracting the future generation of talent to the industry, we are working hard to drive innovation, create jobs and grow the economy by building a brighter, more innovative future for one of our most crucial industries.”

In partnership with Innovate UK, 57 new refuelling electric charging sites will provide that crucial infrastructure helping the haulage sector to decarbonise.

Marks & Spencer and Sainsburys are just two of the popular grocery companies that will benefit from this, lowering their transport emissions in addition to protecting them from delivery costs associated with changing petrol and diesel process. This could also help prevent price hikes across supermarkets.

Other projects receiving a share from the £200 million are Voltempo, Project Electric Freightway by GRIDSRVE, Project Zero Emissions North (ZEN) Freight and Hydrogen Aggregated Logistics (HyHAUL) by Protium.


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