Consultation on incentivising cleaner fuel technologies: implementing amendments to the General Circulation Directive and other associated proposals

Consultation opened on 15 November 2016. Closing date 10 January 2017.


This consultation is now closed and the legislation was introduced on 16 October 2017. Guidance notes on the implementation of the Directive can be found at: A summary of responses can be found below.


Consultation description

We are also proposing to rescind the requirement of a vehicle special order for type-approved hydrogen and gas powered vehicles.

The new Directive allows the weight increases for certain vehicles using certain alternative fuel technologies when used for international journeys.

We propose allowing operators to benefit from these weight increases for domestic journeys as well as international journeys.

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