Government’s £200m Investment into a Zero Emission HGV and Infrastructure Demonstration
The government’s recent £200m investment into a zero emission HGV and Infrastructure Demonstration should deliver some much-needed knowledge to our beleaguered transport sector.
With that knowledge will come the power for operators across the country to start the vital forward planning needed before 2035, when the first zero emissions strictures make themselves felt.
In truth, they could be felt far earlier. Operators with three and four-year fleet renewals will need to make even more careful decisions as 2035 looms: planned upgrades prior to that date could risk being impacted by the changes in the new legislation.
However, while the opportunity for operators to judge the abilities of zero emission trucks funded by the programme is exciting, the greatest impact will surely stem from the infrastructure demonstrations and the knowledge they deliver.
Lack of infrastructure is arguably the biggest threat to zero emissions’ progress as things stand, so this extra support should help boost industry confidence. Dawsongroup will again be at the forefront of this movement, investing in trucks and trailers with the latest technologies as soon as they are proven viable for operators. Making them available through a range of contract hire, leasing and rental options from our Smarter Asset Strategy. Our own investment in zero emissions technology can limit the risks of new technology, providing an easy solution for our customers.
Our colleagues at Dawsongroup Energy Solutions are also well placed to support your charging infrastructure projects and broader decarbonisation efforts, whether you’re looking for generators, solar panels, portable batteries or battery energy storage systems.
Insights provided by James Hunter, Head of Sales for Dawsongroup truck and trailer.
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