Ban sales of diesel lorries by 2040, National Infrastructure Commission tells ministers

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Most HGVs still run on diesel

Hydrogen and battery electric alternatives should displace diesel lorries, advisors tell government

The government should ban sales of new diesel lorries by 2040 to reduce the climate impact of freight, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said today. The NIC said hydrogen and battery electric...

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