I didn’t think it was possible but it’s getting even busier here at SMMT. This week saw the Government announce two new consultations as part of its Transport Decarbonisation strategy, one for LCVs, one for HDVs. This consolidates much of the debate that started with Road to Zero about two years ago, and represents a return to business as normal, in so much as that will ever be possible.
A key part of developing this strategy is the revision of the Automotive Council technology roadmaps, and work is underway to update what is one of the foundations of vehicle research and development in the UK.
On a more prosaic matter, work continues apace on the resumption of the HDV MOT service: much planning still needs to be done, but sometime over the next week or so we should have capacity up to 90%. Nonetheless it could still take until the new year to clear the backlog.