Commenting on the report, Andy Eastlake, Managing Director of the Low Carbon Vehicles Partnership (LowCVP), one of the sponsors of the study, said: “Switching from diesel to gas provides one of the clearest opportunities for cutting freight sector emissions. The low carbon truck trials are a good start but we need a long-term road transport gas strategy to build on the progress made so far. Like the car market, the hybrid truck market would benefit from incentives to encourage early adoption.”
Doug Leaf, Commercial Development Manager of Gasrec, Europe’s only producer of liquefied biomethane and a producer of Bio-LNG transport fuel, which combines liquefied biomethane with LNG, said he “fully endorsed” the findings of the report. “Gasrec is now seeing widespread adoption of Bio-LNG for HGVs across the UK by a number of large retailers and haulage companies such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, DHL, UPS and B&Q. This is not just about delivery of a low carbon commercial vehicle fuel; it is about securing and future-proofing significant cash savings over prolonged periods of time.
Neil Ridley, Director of the Transport Knowledge Transfer Network, added: “The freight sector is of strategic importance to the UK economy and we need to support and aid its adoption of low carbon technologies. Drawing on learning from other sectors, this report enables all involved in the freight and logistics industry to easily identify the most significant contributors to carbon reduction and fuel improvements by vehicle duty cycle.”