Air quality

FREVUE partners seek to boost number of electric freight vehicles and urban consolidation hubs following promising trials

September 25, 2015 Hayley Pink

Partners in the European FREVUE project are looking to boost the number of electric vehicles in their fleets and open new urban consolidation centres following promising demonstrator trial results. FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe), led by the Cross River Partnership (CRP), is an initiative spanning several major European cities that aims to encourage uptake of cleaner, more efficient movement of freight to enhance urban environments for those who live and work there. The project comprises of 30 European […]

Carbon emissions

Cross River Partnership wins funding for initiatives to improve city logistics across Europe

September 25, 2015 Hayley Pink

Cross River Partnership (CRP) has been awarded more than €90,000 to develop improvements in city logistics across a number of European cities over the next six months. The ‘Freight TAILS’ (tailored approaches implementing lasting solutions) project will address the challenges posed by increasing freight movements within an urban environment. Project aims are to establish whether different approaches to issues surrounding the delivery and servicing activity in urban areas are required for different areas within cities, to achieve continuous real improvements […]

Alternative fuels

Flagship European project for hydrogen mobility launched

September 25, 2015 Hayley Pink

UK experts in hydrogen vehicle technology have joined forces with experts from other European countries to launch the Hydrogen Mobility Europe project (H2ME). The largest project of its kind in Europe, H2ME will support the deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles  and hydrogen refuelling stations across Europe. Four existing European projects will collaborate on H2ME: H2MOBILITY Deutschland, Mobilité Hydrogène France, Scandinavian Hydrogen Highway Partnership and UK H2 Mobility. These initiatives originally brought together the key stakeholders in the hydrogen sector […]

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Cycle safety

Ringway puts third Mercedes-Benz Econic gully emptier on fleet

September 24, 2015 Hayley Pink

Highways maintenance contractor Ringway has invested in a third Mercedes-Benz Econic gully emptier for its existing fleet. With improved safety features including a larger and lower windscreen and a floor-to-ceiling passenger side door, this provides the driver with 180º visibility and the ability to spot low-level objects ahead. A lowered two-step entry access into the cab also helps reduce trips and falls when entering or leaving the cab. To accompany this, the new style cab also has a flat floor […]

Alternative fuels

Route Monkey helps local authorities assess electric vehicle viability on fleets

September 23, 2015 Hayley Pink

Route Monkey is successfully working with local authorities to analyse their fleets’ potential for incorporating electric vehicles. The optimisation specialist is working in conjunction with the Energy Saving Trust as a partner on Transport Scotland’s Switched on Fleets initiative, which aims to encourage public sector fleets to reduce harmful emissions from their transport activities through increased uptake of electric vehicles. Route Monkey will work with all 32 Scottish Community Planning Partnerships to identify those areas of their fleet operations that […]