A European Commission study is seeking the views of commercial fleet operators on CNG-fuelled vehicles to help inform the future roll-out of refuelling infrastructure.

Headed up by Transport and Travel Research (TTR), the study wants to explore reasons why the UK is lagging behind other EU countries in the adoption of natural gas as an alternative fuel for HGVs.

The study forms part of a wider project being carried out by CNG Fuels into how rapid gas adoption rates have been closely linked to the provision of infrastructure “beyond critical mass level”.

CNG Fuels recently opened a high-pressure gas grid connected CNG refuelling station in Leyland.

Andy Parkinson, senior consultant, TTR, said: “The initial element of the project is looking at attitudes to CNG and refuelling infrastructure and we are looking to gain as many views as possible from the fleet industry.  The survey should take less than five minutes to complete and is limited to just 13 short questions.”

Operators are invited to fill in the survey online, with any queries directed to andy.parkinson@ttr-ltd.com