This executive summary describes the progress of low carbon truck trial projects in their first year and sets out the issues identified and lessons learnt during that year.
Background to the low carbon truck trial
The low carbon truck trial was launched in 2012 following the government’s Logistics growth review. £11.3 million funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles and the Technology Strategy Board was made available, via competition, to encourage and assist UK road haulage operators to buy and use low carbon heavy goods vehicles and supporting infrastructure. A number of the successful projects commenced vehicle trials in 2013.