Another packed audience of 1,200 transport professionals assembled for the sixth annual Microlise Transport Conference at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to hear a series of top class speakers outline the key challenges and opportunities facing the road transport industry. Introducing the conference, journalist and FairFuelUK campaigner Quentin Willson said there was a danger that legislation would get ahead of the technology available to deliver zero emissions vehicles, leaving the transport industry “in limbo”. Venn Chesterton, innovation lead for ultra-low […]
The government’s announcement last week that it is cutting the grants for plug-in vehicles makes very little difference to HGV operators on the simple basis that only three commercial vehicles with GVWs above 3.5 tonnes are currently eligible for any kind of grant support. These are the BYD Auto eDucato 4.25-tonne GVW van, the FUSO eCanter and the Paneltex Z75. There is no grant funding under the scheme for trucks over 12 tonnes GVW anyway.
Sainsbury’s is to begin trials with two all-electric vans, an LDV EV80 the supermarket has dubbed Evie, which is already on the road, and a BD Auto e-Ducato, due to be delivered in May, named Stevie.
Association of Fleet Professionals launches charter to fast-track adoption of electric vehicles in UK
A new electric vehicle (EV) charter and accompanying training course have been launched by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).