Closed consultation

Incentivising cleaner fuel technologies: permissible vehicle weights and dimension amendments

We are analysing your feedback

Visit this page again soon to download the outcome to this public feedback.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

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.

Documents

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

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email webmasterdft@dft.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

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.