From February 2019, trucks meeting the latest Euro VI emissions standards will be eligible for a 10 per cent reduction in the cost of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy – falling from £1,000 to £900. Euro V and older vehicles will pay £1,200, the equivalent of 20 per cent more.
The newest and therefore cleanest trucks generate up to 80 per cent less nitrogen emissions than older vehicles.
Roads Minister Jesse Norman said: “This government is committed to improving the air we breathe and delivering a green revolution in transport. Heavy goods vehicles account for around a fifth of harmful nitrogen oxide emissions from road transport, but they only travel five per cent of the total miles. That’s why we’re changing the HGV levy to encourage firms to phase out the most polluting trucks and bring in the cleanest ones.”
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