Headlines from the Transport Decarbonisation Plan (published by Department for Transport on 14 July 2021):
To assist us with developing fit-for-purpose electricity network infrastructure solutions. We have been extensively engaging with key industry stakeholders, both individually and through a series of roundtables and workshops, to understand their views and perspectives on the barriers and opportunities for decarbonising the HGV sector. In March 2021, we facilitated a workshop to gain deeper insights on the future of the sector, including preferences on technology, infrastructure and timelines. Representatives from 16 organisations including; Highways England, Energy Networks Association, DfT, Siemens Mobility, Renault Trucks, Road Haulage Association, DAF Trucks and Waitrose attended the workshop to share their insights with us.
You can read our workshop report along with the recommendations that have been shared with government.
Building on the work we’ve done with stakeholders from across the HGV sector, we will continue to:
HGVs will scale up the pace of transport decarbonisation as the industry prepares for the 2035 and 2040 new vehicle sales ban of diesel trucks and HGVs. We have identified an opportunity for the scope of Project Rapid to be expanded to accommodate HGV charging at key MSAs in England, in order to future-proof network infrastructure and deliver it at a pace, in order to meet government targets. Our HGV analysis work in this space will be shared with OZEV as we continue to collaborate with Government to confirm the network infrastructure requirements and accelerate infrastructure build ahead of need, in support of Project Rapid.
Our analysis shows that there is a strong synergy between EV and HGV en-route energy provision to Motor Services Agreements (MSAs) in England and Wales, if Transmission connection solutions are used. Providing electricity capacity at MSAs for cars and vans through the roll-out of the Rapid Charge Fund creates an opportunity for other modes of road transport to utilise some of this provision. Read our report by following this link)
May 2022: Supporting the growth of clean transport – Decarbonising Heavy Goods Vehicles on the Strategic Road Network
We are continuing to work collaboratively with stakeholders from across all transport sectors, to explore the need case, opportunities, barriers and infrastructure requirements for transport hubs or shared charging/refuelling solutions. These solutions will help to reduce the cost of connecting to the grid network, minimise work and encourage the sharing of charging / refuelling infrastructure assets. We will turn these stakeholder insights into clear recommendations for Government to help shape future plans and policies. You can find more information on our Transport Hub page .
Our analysis shows that there is a strong synergy between EV and
HGV en-route energy provision to Motor Services Agreements (MSAs) in England and Wales, if Transmission connection solutions are used. Providing electricity capacity at MSAs for cars and vans through the roll-out of the Rapid Charge Fund creates an opportunity for other modes of road transport to utilise some of this provision. Read our report by following this link.
Government encourages fleet operators to convert to battery-electric vehicles in the transition to zero emission road freight. The Department for Transportation has published its 'Outcome and response to the consultation on when to phase out the sale of new, non-zero emission HGVs'Find out more
For general enquiries, or you simply want to find out more about decarbonising transport, contact our Decarbonisation of Transport team: