Leeds City Council has outlined its final clean air zone (CAZ) plans, to be submitted to government following board approval later this month. As previously announced in draft proposals, the category B CAZ will charge non Euro-6 HGVs £50 per day to enter the designated central city area. There are no notable vehicle type exemptions for HGV operators, however the council has put in place measures it hopes will support the industry as it prepares for the CAZ. Grant funding […]
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.
The government needs to act swiftly to decide which zero-emission route HGVs must take if the UK is to achieve ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.
Plans for a controversial clean air zone (CAZ) in Coventry have been abandoned in a move the RHA has described as “a victory for common sense”.