Consultation outcome

Changing vehicle weights and dimensions to encourage cleaner fuel technologies

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The feedback from this consultation was considered in amending the road vehicle authorised weight regulations 2017.

Feedback received

Consultation on amendments to permissible vehicle weights and dimensions, including to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies, and other associated proposals: summary of responses

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Detail of feedback received

This is a summary of the responses received from the 27 organisations, trade associations, businesses and individuals who replied to the consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking your views on whether extra weight allowances for alternatively fuelled vehicles should be extended to purely domestic journeys, as well as international journeys.

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Consultation description

We are also proposing to rescind the requirement of a vehicle special order for type-approved hydrogen and gas powered vehicles.

The new directive allows the weight increases for certain vehicles using certain alternative fuel technologies when used for international journeys. We propose allowing operators to benefit from these weight increases for domestic journeys as well as international journeys.

Documents

Consultation on amendments to permissible vehicle weights and dimensions, including to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies, and other associated proposals

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Published 22 September 2016
Last updated 3 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Public feedback to consultation.
  2. First published.