A Green Recovery

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) are the most challenging road vehicles to transition to electric or hydrogen power, a practical and affordable solution is twenty to thirty years away.
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This is why major logistics companies across the UK are today switching away from diesel to biomethane gas as a transport fuel, which can be supplied as both gaseous and liquefied fuels. The trucks are being produced by truck manufacturers and the refuelling infrastructure is developed. 

Biomethane gas offers enormous potential to transform not only our gas grid, but also the transport sector. 

Gas HGVs are already a commercial success story, having been adopted by many of the UK’s largest retailers, including Ocado, Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos, and DHL, who recognise their emissions reduction credentials combined with excellent driving cycle performance and lower running costs. John Lewis has committed to going 100% gas by 2028. Logistics companies and parcel carriers such as Howard Tenens and Hermes have also committed to expanding their use of the fuel going forward. 

Our report provides government and industry with all of the information they need to understand the key benefits of gas as a transport fuel. It is becoming increasingly clear that gas (biomethane) can, and will deliver substantial financial and carbon savings for fleet managers and the Government to 2030.

You can join our campaign to have gas HGVs recognised as a key method for decarbonising heavy goods transport, in the DfT’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan. This will unlock the investment needed to build the required refuelling infrastructure and building back better to create jobs.

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