DPD UK has opened its first all-electric last-mile delivery depot in Westminster, London today (17 October). The 5,000ft² Westminster site, which can handle 2,000 parcels per day, is the first of eight all-electric depots planned across the capital. The next will open in Shoreditch next month and DPD is searching for sites in Bayswater, Covent Garden, South Kensington, Marylebone, Barbican and Bank. “We have nine large depots in London and will never get another so we need to focus on micro […]
The fleet of electric commercial vehicles on British roads will jump by hundreds and perhaps thousands in the next two to five years as some of the biggest logistics companies put their faith in battery power, especially in the cities, in the wake of rapid improvements in range and payload, writes Selwyn Parker.
Scania (Great Britain) is focusing on sustainability and safety at this year’s Freight in the City Expo, with three models from the company’s urban truck range on display. In addition, visitors will be able to get an exciting glimpse into the future of urban deliveries and research and development taking place today from Anders Lampinen, director of new technologies at Scania CV AB. Scania is once again a headline event partner to Freight in the City Expo, taking place on […]
A “game changing” technology which allows electric vehicles to charge their batteries on the move could open the door to long haul electric HGVs.