New £200m government pledge to decarbonise HGVs “won’t make any difference”, claims EV manufacturer


 

Frank Thorpe, UK MD of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing giant BYD, has claimed a new government pledge of £200m to help decarbonise UK road freight is not enough to trigger a major transition towards alternatively-fuelled HGVs. News of the investment came during logistics conference ITT Hub at Farnborough International where transport minister Trudy Harrison announced plans for a three-year comparative programme with initial competitions for battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology launching shortly. The trials could see hundreds more […]