Carbon emissions

Fors standard revamped with a focus on environmental factors

September 29, 2016 Hayley Pink

The Fors standard has been updated, with the latest version focusing heavily on improving fleets’ environmental performance. Fors is refreshed every two years to keep the standard relevant. Version four, released today by the scheme’s management consortium the Fors Community Partnership (FCP), is said to be the “greenest-ever” version of the standard. “NOX and particulate matter, noise, alternative drives, tyre and fuel management all come under the spotlight in this update,” said Fors concession director John Hix. “And we’re responding […]

Air quality

Video briefing explains £24m emission-reduction competition

September 29, 2016 Hayley Pink

Anyone interested in entering a £24m competition aimed at developing vehicle technology to reduce real-world tail-pipe emissions can now view a video explaining more. The competition has been jointly launched by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Innovate UK. In particular, the government hopes to fund projects that will develop low-cost, integrated systems enabling zero-emission journeys. Projects must be collaborative, with a business lead to each consortium. They are split into three streams […]

UK

TfL head of freight to step down next month

September 28, 2016 Emma Shone

TfL’s head of freight and fleet programming, Ian Wainwright, will step down at the end of October. He will leave TfL on 28 October, after 11 years with the business. During his time in the freight role, Wainwright was a key player in the success of the London 2012 Olympics logistics. TfL head of surface transport Leon Daniels said: “Ian was a key player in the development of the original London Freight Plan and led the freight team during the […]