Details have been announced of the Commercial Vehicle Show 2024, which will take place at the NEC Birmingham from 23-25 April.

For the first time, the show will feature a conference covering decarbonisation, including electrification and hydrogen, skills and recruitment, and technical updates.

That’s alongside the more than 300 exhibitors the organisers expect to attend, presenting the latest vehicles and technology.

The focus on decarbonisation is said to come against the backdrop of the EU being expected to implement new emissions standards for conventional truck and van engines from 2027, and the UK ending the sale of new non-zero emission vans and trucks under 26 tonnes by 2035.

Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders – one of the show’s three stakeholders, alongside the Institute of Road Transport Engineers and the Road Haulage Association – said: “The commercial vehicle sector plays a pivotal role in the UK economy, with manufacturers investing billions to deliver ever greener, safer and more cost-effective vehicles and equipment. 

“With the sector in such a period of complex change, operators’ need for expert insight into the latest technologies and regulation has never been greater.

“In these uncertain times, the CV Show is an unmissable opportunity, providing the most authoritative platform for manufacturers to demonstrate how they can help businesses across Britain navigate the road ahead.”