Lessons from Zero Emission HGV and Infrastructure Deployments

Join Innovate UK on 14 March 2024 at Manchester Central for an interactive workshop to discuss lessons from zero emission HGV and infrastructure deployments.

Event Details


10.00 - 17.00



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About the event

This event is part of a series of events delivered by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK’s Zero Emission HGV and Infrastructure Demonstrations, a £200m programme deploying hundreds of zero emission HGVs and infrastructure to support non-zero emission truck phase out by 2035/40.

We will be discussing learnings from real world deployments that have already happened across the UK and internationally. In the expression of interest, attendees will be asked to consider workshop topics of interest, which may include:

  • Infrastructure placement – how to plan placement around operations, different types of operations, shared access, depots etc.
  • Business cases – justifying ZE vs diesel TCO in a constrained business environment.
  • User perspective – operational side of deploying ZE vehicles – safety, training etc.
  • Network operators – Grid connection issues and location issues, planning permission for sites.

Who should attend?

The objective of this workshop is to inform future strategy and accelerate ongoing work to decarbonise HGVs through structured networking. This event is aimed at:

  • Hauliers and operators
  • Infrastructure providers
  • DNOs
  • OEMs
  • Technology providers (digital and hardware)
  • Financiers
  • Public sector stakeholders


09:30: Networking & refreshments
10:00: Welcome – Simon Buckley, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Zero Emission Mobility, Innovate UK Business Connect
10:05: Department for Transport – policy update – Graham MacGruer, Head of Zero Emission HGV Implementation, Department for Transport
10:20: Zero Emission HGV & Infrastructure Demonstrator programme – Aims & ambition
10:30: Summary of findings from the Infrastructure for zero emission heavy goods vehicles and coaches consultation – Mollie Johnson, Head of Zero Emission HGV Infrastructure Strategy. Department for Transport
10:50: Workshop session: zero emission HGV infrastructure
12:00: Lunch
13:00: A case study in infrastructure and grid connection and DNO learning from Optimise Prime – Florentine Roy, Innovation Project Lead, UK Power Networks
13:20: Workshop session: Grid connections to enable zero emission HGVs
14:10: Break & networking
14:40: Operational considerations for zero emission HGV fleet deployment – Tim Campbell, Director, Campbells Consultancy
15:00: Workshop session: Operational considerations for zero emission HGVs
15:50: Wrap up statement & summary of the day
16:00: Close


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