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UK road freight needs clarity on hydrogen – Lords

Government must ban diesel HGVs by 2040 and outline alternative options, says committee

The heavy road freight sector in the UK needs urgent clarity about technological options it should use to decarbonise, according to a House of Lords committee. The government is currently consulting on a ban on the sale of new diesel HGVs by 2040, following its ban on the sale of internal combustion engine cars by 2030. But the consultation must be supported by the research and deployment of alternative technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells. Whereas most cars and light commercial vehicles are better suited to operate as battery commercial vehicles, the case for hydrogen fuel cells in road haulage is much stronger. “The heavy road freight sector needs urgent clarity about which technolog



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