Truck and Track
Haulage halves its NOx
output in five years
Harmful NOx emissions from trucks have halved in only five
years, according to new government statistics.
Department for Transport figures show a 52 percent fall between
2013 and 2018 as haulage firms have upgraded to cleaner Euro VI
The Road Haulage Association says that the trend is set to continue
and projects that NOx emissions from HGVs will have reduced by
more than 80 percent by the end of 2025.
But the Association, in its NOx Emission Assessment, warns that
many operators face an uncertain future as local authorities press
on with plans which will see hauliers charged up to £100 per day to
enter clean air zones.
RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett says that efforts to improve
air quality will fall short until they proportionately target sources
“The government is signing off poorly conceived measures which
punish hauliers for local authority failures to keep emissions in
check,” he said.
“But we’re leading the way – we’ve more than halved our NOx
emissions in the last five years and this will only continue as firms
upgrade their fleets.”
Lorries and buses account for a small, declining proportion of NOx
emissions according to National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory
data. Figures from2015 show that the sectors were responsible for
only 7.6 percent of NOx, whilst the share from other key sources
such as ‘passenger cars’ and ‘combustion in industry’ were much
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