Larger HGVs undermining progress on cutting industry emissions, DfT report reveals


Fuel efficiency gains in HGVs in recent years have been offset by an increase in the proportion of larger and heavier HGVs amongst new registrations, according to the latest government statistics on transport emissions.

The DfT research, Transport and Environment Statistics 2022, published this week, found that whilst domestic transport emissions plunged in 2020, transport remained the largest emitting sector in the UK.

It stated: "Transport produced 24% of the UK's total emissions in 2020, and remains the largest emitting [...]

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