Last reviewed 30 October 2023

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a call for evidence with regard to the necessary infrastructure for zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and coaches.

With full details available here, this seeks information about the current and future supply, uptake and use of these vehicles across the UK and their refuelling and recharging requirements.

The deadline for submitting comments is 14 December 2023.

The DfT recognises that coaches face similar decarbonisation challenges to HGVs and is keen to understand where there are opportunities for strategic alignment of infrastructure to support both sectors.

Given that a robust and reliable network of zero emission infrastructure is going to be crucial for the decarbonisation of coaches, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) said that it was delighted to see the ambition and work of its Zero Emission Coach Taskforce (ZECT) acknowledged in the DfT document.

The CPT was pleased to see that the recommendations made in its recent Coach route to Destination Zero report reflected in the call for evidence.

The CPT will draft a response to the call for evidence with members of ZECT and the Coach Commission.