HGV Decarbonisation - Pathway for Scotland - Zero Emission Truck Taskforce

The HGV Decarbonisation Pathway for Scotland represents 18 months of hard work and learning from all involved in the Zero Emission Truck Taskforce. Our task was to work collaboratively across haulage, manufacturing, energy, government, union and finance sectors to understand and overcome the barriers to zero emission HGVs in Scotland.

This pathway is based around the four key challenges posed by a move to zero emission trucks:

  • energy infrastructure
  • financial models
  • confidence in technological and commercial change
  • workforce skills.

We are in the early stages of the move to battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell trucks. Technology and business models are developing fast. In addition to delivering the actions we have committed to, we will collectively revisit the pathway in three years to build on the progress made.

Achieving change requires deep collaboration and for all of us to be open to embracing new partnerships, technologies and financial models. We would like to thank everyone who has engaged in this process and provided their time and expertise to help shape this pathway. It has been deeply encouraging to understand the breadth of change already underway.


Published Date 19 Mar 2024 Type Mode of transport Topic