The Low Carbon Truck Trial was co-funded by the Department for Transport, Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). The trial was provided with £11.3 million by Government and £12.1 million by industry participants to create a £23.4 million pilot. 

Project Overview

The Department for Transport commissioned Atkins and Cenex to undertake a research project for data collection and analysis to demonstrate the impacts and benefits of using the alternatively fuelled trucks deployed through the trial across a range of freight operations. The trial was made up of 12 consortia comprising of fleets, station suppliers, dual fuel system suppliers, universities and testing facilities. A total of 380 trucks were deployed, the majority being dual fuel (diesel/gas) vehicles, with some dedicated gas vehicles, and some vehicles running on used cooking oil. The programme also funded 25 new/upgraded refuelling stations.

Project Aims

  • Initiate a publically accessible gas refuelling network in the UK
  • Enable commercial vehicle operators to trial and learn about alternatively fuelled vehicles
  • Enable system providers to learn new ways to develop their products
  • Generate a body of evidence to inform government policy and increase industry confidence in the benefits available from low carbon alternative transport

Project Reports and Further Information

The final trial report was released in December 2016 and can be found here.

Further information about the trial and links to individual consortia projects can be found here.

Cenex has vast experience of running programmes, as well as data collection management and extensive analysis of the findings. We also produce reports that are highly regarded in the industry. To find out how Cenex can help you in a trial, or to learn about our offerings in a consortia, contact us now.