Air quality

Making the switch to electric freight vehicles could save London £900m by 2021

June 30, 2017 Hayley Pink

Switching 10% of London’s current truck and van fleet from diesel to electric by 2021 could save the capital £900m in reduced health impact and abatement costs, researchers have calculated. Such a move would also shave 402 tonnes of NOx, 3.8 tonnes of particulate matter and 284,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas from the capital’s streets (see box below). The results were presented at the final Frevue conference last week (21 June) – a four-and-a-half year EU scheme to assess the […]


Superstar interns up for auction at Motor Transport Awards

June 29, 2017 Steve Hobson

At the Motor Transport Awards we will be holding a very unusual auction in support of our industry charity Transaid. Instead of winning holidays or the latest gadgets, guests will be able to bid on three very well-known interns who will come and work for your company for a day. These are not your usual young and green interns – they are all industry superstars who you can use in any way you see fit from washing trucks to a day’s […]