Independent report

Low carbon truck and refuelling infrastructure demonstration trial: final report

The findings of the low carbon truck trial, including key data, issues identified and lessons learned.



The low carbon truck trial was launched in 2012.

£11.3 million funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) was awarded to UK road haulage operators via competition. The aim was to encourage and assist them to buy and use alternatively-fuelled heavy goods vehicles and supporting infrastructure.

The trial concluded in 2016 and this report, prepared by Atkins and Cenex, presents key findings on the environmental, economic and operational performance of the alternatively-fuelled vehicles and refuelling infrastructure.