One in four operators looking to buy alternative fuelled HGVs

Volvo FL electric

Over a quarter of operators (26%) plan to purchase alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles in the next three years (such as the Volvo FL electric - pictured main), according to the findings of a far-reaching report into the future of the road transport industry.

Published this week, the Asset Alliance Industry Monitor, in association with Motor Transport –is a study into the size, shape and sentiments of the road transport industry and contains unique, exclusive insights into the future of the sector.

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The survey of MDs, chief executives and business owners in the road haulage and logistics sector also found almost half (46.5%) believed that their current plans not to purchase alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles could change by 2020.

A further 10.3% said that they did not know if they would buy such vehicles, or were unsure.

Less than a quarter (24.1%) have ruled out such purchases.

The survey also found major concerns over the impact of the introduction of city-wide clean air zones and low emission zones, and what it would mean for residual values of different vehicle types.

Inside the Asset Alliance Industry Monitor, in association with Motor Transport, you will also find the answers to questions such as:

  • How many road transport businesses are in the UK?
  • Who is buying and running commercial vehicles?
  • What vehicles are operators running?
  • How are operators responding to current market conditions?
  • What is the biggest concern for the future of road haulage and logistics?

You can download the report at Asset Alliance or pick it up on the Asset Alliance stand (3D79) at the CV Show this week.

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