Deregulation proposed for gas-fuelled trucks

Deregulation proposed for gas fuelled trucks

The Department for Transport has proposed a change in legislation that will allow UK operators to use trucks that run on gas fuels without having to apply for special dispensation.

It wants to enable trucks powered by hydrogen, Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas to be used on UK roads without additional authorisation, as long as they have been type-approved to the relevant fuel system safety and emissions standards.

“If we are to encourage the uptake of less polluting technologies, or those with lower CO2 output and global warming potential,” Transport Minister John Hayes said, “it is important that operators running cleaner vehicles do not suffer a competitive disadvantage.

Monday 17th October 2016