The Gas Vehicle Hub supports the growth of the gas vehicle sector in the UK through providing information on the location of refuelling infrastructure and gas powered fleets together with case studies and gas vehicles available in the UK.
Public and private sector organisations are looking at ways to help accelerate the uptake of cleaner vehicle fuels and technologies in order to reduce harmful emissions (NOx and Particulate Matter) that can significantly impact on air quality and health as well as reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Vehicles using methane or biomethane as a fuel are capable of providing a cost effective option to diesel in reducing road transport emissions, including noise. The use of methane/biomethane powered vehicles is widespread across the world, however, take-up in the UK has been relatively low due partly due to lack of knowledge about vehicle availability but mainly due to the lack of available refuelling infrastructure. However, the situation in the UK is changing with local authorities and logistics companies starting to look at gas vehicles as a viable alternative to diesel, supported by a growing number of publically-available refuelling hubs.
With the £23.4m Low Carbon Truck Trial (LCTT) complete the following reports have been released:
December 2016 - LCTT Final Report
January 2017 - HGV Emission Testing
CNG Fuels Launches Renewable Biomethane For HGVs
As of the 1st of December 2016, CNG Fuels has announced the launch of their renewable biomethane fuel, the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles.
This fuel offers retailers, the likes of Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos who have already committed, the opportunity to slash emissions.