Transport: Freight

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to help support fuel transition within the freight transportation sector.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department is investing £200m into zero emission HGV and infrastructure demonstrators to provide the road freight industry with the evidence needed to make investment decisions and have the confidence to transition to zero emissions technologies sooner.

As some vehicles may take longer to transition, the Department has published a call for evidence to identify suitable exemptions to the 2035 phase out dates for these vehicles. A formal response will be published in due course. Furthermore, the Freight Energy Forum brings together the energy and freight sectors and government to prioritise the provision of the energy infrastructure required to achieve a net zero freight sector.

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