UK Government Funding to Deploy Zero-Emission Trucks

The UK government is investing 200 million GBP in deploying an additional 370 zero-emission trucks across the nation.

This funding will contribute towards four projects that will help decarbonise the freight sector.

More zero emission trucks are set to drive on UK roads thanks to a £200 million boost to decarbonise freight vehicles
More zero emission trucks are set to drive on UK roads thanks to a £200 million boost to decarbonise freight vehicles

Alongside adding 370 zero-emission trucks to UK roads, the funding will also deliver around 57 refuelling and electric charging sites to support operations.

The funded projects include:

  • Voltempo’s eFREIGHT 2030 project, which will establish an electric vehicle charging hub dedicated to HGVs in Birmingham
  • GRIDSERVE’s Electric Freightway project, which will integrate 140 electric HGVs into a charging network across motorway charging stations and commercial depots
  • Zero Emission North (ZEN) Freight and Hydrogen Aggregated Logistics (HyHAUL) by Protium, which will roll out battery electric and hydrogen fuel HGVs

The government anticipates that this funding will help grocery companies lower their transport emissions and avoid rising delivery costs from increased petrol and diesel prices. In turn, this could help people to save money on their food shops.

Roads Minister, Richard Holden, said: 

“Freight and logistics are the beating heart of our economy and it is only right that we celebrate the sector so that it gets the recognition and support it deserves.

“From boosting zero emission tech across freight to attracting the future generation of talent to the industry, we are working hard to drive innovation, create jobs and grow the economy by building a brighter, more innovative future for one of our most crucial industries.”

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