Glasgow City Council has announced that its entire fleet of vehicles, including 23 gritters, street sweepers and refuse vehicles, will be replaced with dual fuel hydrogen models following an £805,000 funding award. It said the renewal of its 2,000-strong vehicle fleet was a vital part of the council’s response to the impending climate emergency. The council secured the investment from Transport Scotland’s Switched on Fleets fund and its aim is to have emissions-free vehicles by 2029. It is intended that […]
Fuel distribution and transport giant Hoyer Petrolog has instigated a major restructuring in response to declining demand for diesel and petrol and the rise in alternative fuels.
There is growing support for the view that green hydrogen made with renewable electricity could play a key role in decarbonising heavy road transport, but it should not be seen as a “silver bullet” that will address all the industry’s carbon concerns.
Two specific issues have been identified with hydrogen that the truck sector needs to deal with: firstly, the development and construction of efficient fuel cells. Then secondly, the distribution of hydrogen to ensure that trucks can be refuelled safely and quickly.