Open consultation

Incentivising cleaner fuel technologies: permissible vehicle weights and dimension amendments

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


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

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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.

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Weights and Dimensions Directive
Consultation Responses
Department for Transport
3/28 Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road