Last week I mentioned that the Automotive Council is updating its technology roadmaps with SMMT support. These roadmaps have helped inform decision making for many years and are internationally recognised.
This review is timely, as the debate on the long-term technology solutions for the commercial vehicle sector hots up. Manufacturers are introducing even more low emission products onto the market, while additional academic research into the industry is starting to help identify which solutions are the most feasible. Shortly we will also see the final report published on the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial, where several technologies have been trialled with fleet operators.
Despite all the current challenges and uncertainty that we face, I think for many years to come it will be an exciting time for our industry with enormous opportunities for the UK market. We just need the right long-term economic and political climate to allow us to embrace them.