Whistl is trialling the first electric Renault Trucks Master ZE to be licenced on UK roads. The all-electric 3.1 tonne van has a range of around 100 miles and is being trialled in Belfast by Whistl on day-to-day operations, collecting business mail and parcels. The move ties in with Whistl’s intention to reduce emissions across its 400-strong fleet of vans and HGVs and deliver a sustainable transport strategy. Phil Brown, depot manager at Belfast said: “The vehicle is a revelation, […]
Whistl has appointed a new operations director, who becomes the third woman on the parcel carrier’s executive board.
Total commercial vehicle registrations fell during 2012, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with Volvo faring the worst across the twelve month period. Registrations from January to December were down 5.9% across truck and vans, with the decline directly attributable to lower light commercial vehicle sales. Registrations of commercial vehicles above 3.5 tonnes were up 6.4% on 2011 figures, while vans (registrations below 3.5 tonnes) were down 7.9%. Truck registrations were particularly […]
Renault Trucks launches 3.5-tonne Master ZE and boosts battery choice for medium-duty electric models
Renault Trucks has released a 3.5-tonne version of its all-electric Master ZE model, which will join the existing 3.1-tonne model already on the market.