Expensive E-highways are an unnecessary distraction- gas as a transport fuel can deliver

27th July 2020
“Why spend millions on an electric road system, when gas as a transport fuel can deliver the carbon and cost savings needed?” says leading industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network, GVN, following a suggestion for a £19.3 billion E-Highway project in a report by The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, SRF.
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Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, the Gas Vehicle Network said:

“It makes no sense to embark on a costly and unsightly project like this when gas as a transport fuel is already operating and delivering carbon and costs savings. Clean, low carbon, renewable gas powered vehicles are the obvious, sustainable solution for the freight and transport industry. GVN statistics show that in 2019 almost 80% of the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel was biomethane-a renewable and sustainable low carbon fuel - a 22% increase from 2018,”

“By switching from diesel to renewable biomethane gas, fleet operators could see savings of up to £29,000 per year, approximately 52%. In addition, with biomethane, net CO2 emissions could be cut by over 84%.”

“It is becoming increasingly clear that biomethane as a transport fuel can, and will deliver substantial financial and carbon savings for Fleet managers and Government as they adopt low carbon, renewable gas powered heavy vehicle transport.”

For more information, watch our short video showcasing the natural gas opportunity for road haulage, and highlighting that substantial fuel cost savings possible-up to £29,000 per year.