HGV Electric Vehicle trial project

The application for expression of interest in this project has now closed.

Do you operate HGVs in the Bradford Clean Air Zone? Take part in our HGV electric vehicle trial.

Are you interested in taking part in a HGV electric vehicle trial?

Bradford Council has a great opportunity to provide a revenue grant to support the operations of a fully electric HGV for a limited number of Bradford businesses.

  • We will provide up to £25,000 revenue grant to support the operational costs of a fully electric HGV for the duration of the project, expected to be 12 months.
  • A survey will be carried out to ensure your site and operations are suitable and meet the criteria of the trial.
  • You will commit to share your experience using the vehicle and help us work out the savings you make, further information and a legal agreement will be provided in due course.

The HGV electric vehicle trial is now closed.

The trial is for a fully electric HGV:

  • The business must be registered at an address within the Bradford Metropolitan District or have a major depot within the district.

This electric vehicle trial can be used for the replacement of an existing diesel vehicle of the following types:

  • N2 Vehicles used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass exceeding 3500kg but not exceeding 12000kg.
  • N3 Vehicles used for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass exceeding 12000kg.

Eligibility for the HGV electric vehicle Trial Project

To be eligible companies must:

  • currently own or lease Heavy Duty Vehicle(s), meaning HGV (N2 or N3).
  • operate the current vehicles within the Bradford District.

The following vehicles are out of scope and therefore not eligible for this project:

  • M3 Class vehicles (coach and bus).
  • Large Vans of N1 class or class M2 minibuses.

We are looking for businesses that:

  • have suitable electricity connection to facilitate the appropriate charging technology.
  • will use the electric vehicle on a regular basis.
  • are operating within and around the Bradford Clean Air Zone and will continue to do so with an electric HGV.

How do I apply?

Please be aware that there is a limited fund available for this scheme. We will consider each expression of interest received and the results of a suitability survey where applicable.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)

West Yorkshire has been identified as one of the delivery geographies for UKSPF and West Yorkshire Combined Authority (the Combined Authority) will be the Lead Authority for West Yorkshire working in partnership with partner councils to administer the UKSPF in West Yorkshire.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UKSPF. The UKSPF is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire.