Transportation stands as one of the highest consuming energy-related sectors
€93,392Total Project Costs
1 yrProject Duration
A multitude of options are available to aid in the decarbonisation of HGVs, including measures focusing on increasing technical efficiency, improving the logistics and operations of transport, and encouraging the switch to alternative fuel alternatives. This study will review international best practice and benchmark the Irish HGV fleet against other comparator countries, followed by the quantitative assessment of select policies and measures with generic (LEAP, TIMES) and bespoke simulation and optimization-based transport modelling tools emissions and air quality impacts. Consultation with industry and stakeholders in terms of their practices, preferences and behaviours will inform the quantitative assessments and provide a qualitative layer for selection of measures. Review of international best practice, the model-based assessment and consultation will inform the process of identifying options for decarbonisation of and reduction of pollutant emissions from heavy goods vehicles sector in Ireland at least cost.
Total Project Cost: €93,392
Funding Agency: SEAI
Year Funded: 2018
Lead Organisation: University College Cork