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Road use of hydrogen-powered non-road mobile machinery – Consultation (closes 24 April 2024)

27 Mar 2024

Non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) is a broad category that includes vehicles such as, but not limited to, diggers, mobile cranes and other construction machinery.

NRMM manufacturers have identified hydrogen as a potential means of decarbonising parts of the NRMM sector where battery electric power is not practical.

Hydrogen-powered NRMM cannot currently be used on public roads without an exemption, known as a vehicle special order (VSO), which manufacturers have highlighted as a barrier to the wider uptake of low emission and zero emission NRMM.

In this consultation, your views are being sought on the approach to address this regulatory barrier.

The wish is to restrict the scope of the amendment to machinery originally designed to run on hydrogen and capable of being driven on the road.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/enabling-road-use-of-hydrogen-powered-non-road-mobile-machinery?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=a43f30b6-58a7-4787-b01c-cd9266287965&utm_content=immediately