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Exploring the market for compressed natural gas light commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom

Kirk, JL, Bristow, AL and Zanni, AM (2014) Exploring the market for compressed natural gas light commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 29. pp. 22-31.

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Abstract

This paper examines the potential market for natural gas as a transportation fuel in the light commercial vehicle sector in the United Kingdom. In order to understand this market and identify barriers to growth and possible solutions interviews were conducted with a number of professionals with experience in this market. These interviews were open and exploratory enabling the application of grounded theory techniques in analysis. Clear priorities for potential users were cost and carbon reduction and the main constraint a lack of refuelling infrastructure. Small scale and low cost policy interventions were identified, at national level including maintaining tax differentials; easing payload restrictions; and limited support for refuelling facilities alongside local policy initiatives, for example, restoring the exemption from the London Congestion Charge for gas vehicles, that could help to kick-start the market at least at a niche level.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Civil Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Kirk, JLUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bristow, ALUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zanni, AMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2014
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2014.03.004
Copyright Disclaimer : 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords : Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Light commercial vehicles, Vans, Alternative fuels
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 05 Apr 2017 12:33
Last Modified : 05 Apr 2017 12:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813955

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