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Policy wins – June 2022

Wins recently achieved by the Logistics UK policy team.


Logistics UK has secured a number of recent wins that support the decarbonisation of road logistics. Given the importance of reducing emissions across road transport, these announcements by the government are important for helping to provide clarity to the industry on where things are heading for zero tailpipe emission HGVs and the steps that are being taken to support their adoption in the future.


The government has announced £200 million funding for an extensive zero emission road freight demonstrator programme, starting with demonstrations of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell HGVs. This was one of Logistics UK’s asks in its Route to Net Zero manifesto, published in November 2021, and is important for understanding which technology, or mix of technologies, will be commercially viable for operators of large, long-haul HGVs in the UK. This announcement followed extensive engagement by Logistics UK and was announced at the Future Logistics Conference at ITT Hub by Transport Minister Trudy Harrison MP.


In the government’s formal response to the consultation on phase-out dates for new, non-zero tailpipe emission HGVs, it has committed to some of the actions Logistics UK has called for, including:

  • the government will work with industry to develop a plan for the rollout out of zero tailpipe emission HGV infrastructure and will review whether the plug-in truck grants can be used more effectively to support the early zero tailpipe emission HGV market;
  • the government will implement a flat weight limit increase of two tonnes for specified zero tailpipe emission vehicles and a weight limit increase for specified alternatively fuelled vehicle types of up to one tonne, relative to the additional powertrain weight;
  • the government will work with industry on axle weight and vehicle length limits to better understand these barriers and explore potential solutions.

Logistics UK submitted a formal consultation response after engagement with members and has had extensive engagement with DfT and stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities of the phase-out dates.

The government has also launched a consultation on possible exemptions from the 2035 phase-out date for certain HGVs and use cases. This is something that Logistics UK has been calling for and the business group is gathering feedback from members to support a response. 


Published On: 09/06/2022 16:00:19


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