Last week’s flurry of clean air zone (CAZ) announcements from major UK cities has left logistics operators in no doubt that the clock is ticking for Euro-5 lorries in urban areas. Birmingham and Southampton released their proposals for the first time and both require Euro-6 HGVs or a daily fee of up to £100 (charge to be set following consultation). Leeds City Council moved its CAZ plans a step forward: while still requiring Euro-6 lorries, it has taken feedback from […]
The European Union may soon consider raising the bar on air quality requirements affecting diesel engines, after publication of a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report claims evidence of a link between fine particulate matter and a range of health issues including atherosclerosis, respiratory disease, diabetes and even cardiovascular problems.
Hermes is trialling Iveco’s CNG-fuelled 12-tonne Eurocargo as part of its commitment to operating an environmentally friendly fleet.
More than four out of 10 fleets believe that they will be affected by the introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) across the UK and the Ultra-Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) in London.