Updated: May 12, 2022
A new web-based resource is now available for fleet and transport managers to calculate range, charge times, costs and environmental benefits of battery electric heavy good vehicles (HGVs).
The source data will derive from the Battery Electric Truck Trial – a 12 month, £10 million project that has deployed 20 DAF Electric LFs, a 19-tonne battery electric truck, funded by Department for Transport – and accounts for fleets’ own data for bespoke results.
Steve Carroll, Head of Transport at Cenex, said:
“Although heavy good vehicles are a small proportion of the UK vehicle park, it is important that they are decarbonised because they make a relatively high contribution to CO2 emissions due to their high mileages and low fuel economy."
“Electric HGV uptake is expected to increase in the coming decade; product availability is improving, and the economic case is strengthening."
The BETT Portal will give fleet managers the confidence that battery electric trucks can meet operational demand by calculating range and charging times.
Users of the website will also find guidance pages which introduce different aspects of battery electric trucks, from policy trends to practical guidance on assessing and implementing battery electric trucks in fleets.
The UK has set targets to phase out non-zero emission HGVs up to 26 tonnes in 2035, and all non-zero emission HGVs by 2040; city councils are also taking actions to reduce use of older diesel vehicles through emissions and congestion charge zones.