Hydrogen fuel cells have long been touted as the green answer for tomorrow’s long-distance trucks, but Ian Foley, managing director of Equipmake, disagrees.
The push to decarbonise the transport sector is locked in. And while the headlines have focused on passenger cars, large commercial vehicles have an enormous role to play.
HGVs are the lifeblood of any economy, transporting goods and services across countries and continents, for manufacturers they’re volume winners, so reducing their CO2 footprint is crucial.
On UK roads alone there are nearly 500,000 HGVs racking up millions of miles, and the vehicle parc is going to grow by up to 12 per cent by 2050. As vehicle numbers jump we need to find alternatives to combustion engines.
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