What are the financial
and operational implications?
If you are successful in obtained a Powershift
grant, there is minimal additional cost in converting or purchasing
vehicles in comparison to conventional diesel fuelled vehicles and
you gain all the benefits of operating an alternative fuelled fleet.
The fact is that YOU save money and help the environment and in
the majority of cases there is no penalty on operational performance.
There are tax breaks on gaseous fuels and Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)
reductions for using alternative fuel vehicles, as the amount of
VED you pay is based upon the emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
from the vehicle in question. Servicing of alternative fuelled vehicles
is not a problem and in the case of gas-powered vehicles, because
the fuel is cleaner burning, engine life is expanded, less oil changes
are required and less maintenance is required.
Operationally, there are numerous examples of best practice and
hundreds of alterative fuel vehicles in operation in the UK. See
case studies section below.