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Iveco supports government consultation on alternative fuel

Iveco has supported a government consultation to extend the gross vehicle weight allowance for alternative fuel light CVs

“Increasingly, customers are looking seriously at low-emission LCVs but at 3.5 tonnes vehicles are usually critical on payload and it has resulted in a much lower take-up of vehicles than we would have liked,” said Martin Flach, Iveco’s alternative fuels director. “It’s always seemed nonsensical that companies keen to implement innovative technology that is better for the environment, should be penalised on payload and have to pay for additional driver training.

“As a key alternative fuels vehicle manufacturer that truly believes in sustainable transport, Iveco has been campaigning on this issue for several years so we’re delighted with the proposal that has been made.”