Views sought on exemptions to 2035 ICE-truck phase-out date


The Department for Transport has launched a call for evidence on possible exemptions to the 2035 phase-out date for the sale of new, non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) weighing 26 tonnes and under.

The consultation seeks to find evidence on HGVs or HGV use cases that could justify being exempt from the 2035 phase out date. For example they may carry heavy or abnormal loads; have an additional power draw; spend most of their time operating in specialist or remote areas; or be used in long-haul applications.

These vehicles may need until 2040 to transition to zero emission technologies.

This call for evidence is published alongside the outcome of the consultation on when to phase out the sale of new, non-zero emission HGVs.