Truck operators bid for funding

The Department for Transport and the Technology Strategy Board Industry have invested £9.5m to support the low carbon demonstration trial. Truck operators are being invited to bid for some of this funding, as part of a competition.
Transport minister, Mike Penning said: “These trials will show us how low-carbon technologies perform day-to-day in the real world, providing vital data to build operator confidence in these green trucks and allowing us to make policy choices based on hard evidence.”
Companies wishing to take advantage of the funding can bid for up to £750,000 by 20th June. To qualify, vehicles must deliver carbon savings of at least 15% compared with the equivalent conventional vehicle.
Trials will run for two years and any data collected will be used by the government to form policy on low-carbon road freight.
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