The Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK are teaming up on 18 August to host a webinar discussion the zero emission road freight demonstration programme.
This programme will collect evidence to inform the rapid decarbonisation of the UK’s heavy freight sector and will enable the phase out of the sale of new non-zero emission HGVs in 2035/2040.
The organisations are looking for industrially driven teams to be part of what they call “this exciting opportunity”.
To deliver the Government’s net zero ambitions and enable the phase-out of the sale of new non-zero emission HGVs by the announced 2035/2040 dates, a decision is needed around the mid-2020s on which technology mix and supporting infrastructure is needed to support zero emission HGVs in the UK.
Battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell articulated HGVs are proven to function on a technical level and there has been some early commercialisation. A large multi-year on-road demonstration will deliver a better understanding of the operational impacts, infrastructure requirements and costs of these vehicles. This demonstration and the resultant learning will encourage public and private investment in R&D, business model development, infrastructure, and ultimately, will encourage vehicle adoption.
The event is suited to organisations of all sizes who want to be involved in zero emission truck deployment.
Sign up here.
(Graphic – KTN)