Decarbonising Road Transport

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 26 October 2023.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport) 9:36, 26 October 2023

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising the issue of HGVs. As he acknowledges, last week the Government announced the four winning projects of the £200 million zero-emission HGV and infrastructure competition, which will roll out 370 zero-emission HGVs and around 57 refuelling and electric charging sites. This is part of a much broader strategy, which is about developing different fuel alternatives. The technology continues to change very rapidly. We have already heard some fascinating news about the development of solid-state batteries, and the Government are tracking and following all these developments closely.