ICE truck phase-out dates unchanged as call for evidence launched

Thu 19 October 2023 View all news

Planned phase-out dates for non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles are unchanged in the Government's recently published call for evidence on the infrastructure that will be needed to support the development of a zero emission HGV and coach infrastructure strategy. Following the announcement of a delay in ending the sale of pure ICE cars and vans, there have been doubts raised about the implications for measures relating to other vehicle types, including trucks. 

The call for evidence,  confirms that the Government is working towards the original phase-out dates which states plans to end the sale of new, non-zero emission HGVs less than or equal to 26 tonnes from 2035, and all new non-zero emission HGVs from 2040 (first announced at COP26 in November 2021). 

Fleet News reports that when it raised questions with the Department for Transport (DfT) in terms of truck decarbonisation phase-out deadlines, the response simply referred to the PM’s announcement which made no mention of the Government plans in this area.

Last year’s Future of Freight: a long-term plan mentioned that the Government would develop a plan for zero emission HGV infrastructure rollout and the latest call for evidence is part of the work being completed to deliver it.


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