Clean, low carbon, gas-powered vehicles are an obvious, sustainable ‘no brainer’ for the freight and transport industry. The 2019 statistics show a 22% increase from 2018- clearly indicating the direction of travel for the HGV sector.
This is the result of the gas vehicle industry delivering vehicle technology and widespread infrastructure together with financial incentives- through the governments’ fuel duty differential scheme.
There are also great environmental benefits of gas in transport. Biomethane fuelled HGVs emit [i]85 per cent less carbon into the atmosphere compared to a ‘clean’ Euro 6 diesel. The HGV sector accounts for a disproportionate share (17%) of transport carbon emissions but only 2 per cent of vehicles on our roads are HGVs and buses, and they travel 6 per cent of miles.
Fleet managers and Government can achieve substantial carbon savings immediately by switching to low carbon gas-powered heavy vehicle transport.
The government also has in place a fuel duty differential until 2032, thanks to the work of GVN making it financially a sensible decision to switch to gas from diesel.