Expect Distribution has joined the eFreight 2030 Consortium as a founding member, a new initiative working with the UK Government to decarbonise the haulage industry through a zero-emission Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and infrastructure demonstrator program. 


Source: Expect Distribution

This project brings together leading businesses and hauliers to collaborate, share knowledge, and advance environmental goals. Supported by government funding and in collaboration with the Department for Transport, eFreight aims to reduce the industry’s environmental impact.

The initiative includes the introduction of 100 electric HGV 4x2 and 6x2 tractor units and the establishment of 32 new charging locations with megawatt charging capacity. With nearly £50 million in government support and an estimated £500 million in expected private investment, the program aims for a widespread transition to electric power by 2030 and a complete sector switch by 2035.

 Andy Taylor, Operations Director of Expect Distribution, said “the consortium provides a platform to share knowledge, best practices, and learnings to ensure the project’s success, which we are leveraging to fulfill our sustainability ambitions. This opportunity allows us to contribute to this cause while future-proofing our business.” 

Expect Distribution is among the grant recipients of the zero-emission road freight battery electric truck demonstration. This project will demonstrate the capabilities of battery-electric HGVs, enabling businesses to adopt battery-electric trucks on a large scale by collecting data to inform future policy decisions and infrastructure choices.