Paragon has added a new function to its routeing and scheduling software to account for the range limitations of any electric or hybrid vehicles on fleets. Transport planners will now be able to define a vehicle as ‘sustainable’, which will ensure that the scheduling system restricts the distance of any trip to the specified maximum range. If any subsequent manual adjustments result in excessive mileage beyond the defined range of a vehicle, a warning will alert the planner to the […]
Commercial vehicles have “a very big role” to play in reducing road transport carbon emissions in the future, according to the head of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP). Speaking to Motortransport.co.uk after an event this week (29 January) marking the tenth anniversary of the public-private partnership, LCVP MD Andy Eastlake said both light and heavy commercial vehicles would play their parts in cutting emissions. To his end, LCVP is currently working on the development of a strategy to encourage […]
If Elon Musk can send a car into space on reusable rocket boosters, then surely a down-to-earth electric truck travelling 500 miles on a single charge isn’t beyond the capabilities of today’s engineers?
UK freight operators interested in alternative fuels and retrofit technology to reduce fleet emissions are invited to a free-to-attend LoCITY event on 20 March.