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Role of hydrogen in a net zero road transport system

Background & Challenge

There is increasing interest in the role of hydrogen as an energy vector with potential for contributing to the decarbonisation of road transport and, in particular, heavy-duty vehicles. There is a need to identify and agree the potential for hydrogen to help in the delivery of net zero transport. This group will work to identify areas where useful interventions might be made in terms of the future role of hydrogen in transport.


  • To create a multi-stakeholder hydrogen interest group convened by LowCVP
  • To identify the most effective areas for the group to play a constructive role in terms of identifying and realising the potential for the wider introduction of hydrogen into road transport

Actions & Outputs

  • Establishment of a stakeholder community including hydrogen & infrastructure suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, industry trade bodies and others 
  • Review of current hydrogen production pathways, market conditions, GHG impacts etc
  • Engage with UK Govt’s Business & Energy Dept (BEIS) hydrogen supply team to understand how hydrogen for transport currently fits into the Department’s policy work
  • LowCVP to host one (or more) stakeholder workshop(s) focusing on the current situation in terms of hydrogen in transport and future potential interventions
  • A position paper to be produced outlining key themes and potential actions


July 2020 to March 2021

A member view...

The acceptance of so many significant changes in technology have mainly been driven and brought about by the dedication of the LowCVP.
Alan Martin, Baumot