The UK has set legally binding targets to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Trucks and high-mileage, heavy van fleets have proven to be difficult sectors to decarbonise. A combination of demands including long operating windows and driving range requirements coupled with heavy payloads and additional energy requirements (e.g. for cooling and tool use) during operation limiting the efficacy of other zero emissions technologies. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles can provide a zero-emission solution to this segment while maintaining comparable operational performance to conventional fuels and the AHFC is committed to developing the hydrogen freight vehicle market in the UK.
The UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium Steering Group consists of the following companies