Harmful NOx emissions from HGVs slashed by 72 per cent since 2013, says RHA
A new RHA report (download here) reveals that nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from HGVs in Great Britain have fallen by at least 72 percent since 2013.
The Association says that £2.2bn haulage industry investment in Euro VI trucks since 2014 has largely driven the improvement.
By 2025, NOx emissions from lorries are set to have fallen by 82 percent without restrictive measures on trucks, according to RHA modelling.
Despite the huge progress the industry has made to reduce its emissions CAZ policies still disproportionately target HGVs.
Trucks are responsible for less than eight percent of roadside NOx yet in some cases are hit with £100 daily charges to enter a CAZ where more effective measures could be brought in to reduce emissions.
The RHA urges the Government to amend its CAZ framework to ensure that no charges are levied on lorries of less than 12 years old, or coaches less than 16 years old.
Richard Smith, RHA Managing Director, said: “There are still misconceptions about HGVs and our industry’s commitment to adopting cleaner air technologies.
“We’ve all got a long way to go but these figures show that we’re making huge strides in reducing harmful emissions from our fleets.
“We urge policymakers to recognise this progress and target emissions reduction in fairer and more effective ways.”