Hauliers running delivery trucks in towns are to be encoi to switch to alternative ft improve air quality.
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The Department of the Enviror allocating £11m-worth of aid c next three years to pump-prime tiu for vehicles run on liquified petrol, (LPG), compressed natural gas (CI electricity. Jonathan Murray, tr programme manager for the Saving Trust lEST) which is admir the scheme, says pilot projects introduced around the country next year. "Pilots will range fro passenger cars to 28-tonne truck ore used for inter-urban deliveries.
He says the cost of convertini trucks to LPG is currently around but prices would fall considerably i banded together to make bulk Grants will be used to bring prict even further.
Murray claims the high mileage delivery trucks makes conversion to five fuels more economically vial other vehicles. In last year's Budget, gas was cut by 15%. Duty on pa diesel is being increased by 5% a the foreseeable future.