Renewable gas accelerates HGV industry to carbon free destination

13th May 2020
Leading industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network, 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.
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Mike Foster, CEO of the Gas Vehicle Network said:

“Clean, low carbon, gas powered vehicles are an obvious, sustainable ‘no brainer’ for the freight and transport industry. These latest statistics- a 22% increase from 2018- clearly show 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 financial a sensible decision to switch to gas from diesel.”