The National Grid is ready to overcome the challenges of recharging large volumes of electric vehicles and so range anxiety need not be a barrier to the widespread adoption of low emissions vehicles, according to Graeme Cooper, project director – electric vehicles at National Grid. Speaking at the FT Future of Mobility Summit in London this week, Cooper said he was often asked if “the grid” could cope with charging the expected volume of electric vehicles as the UK heads […]
The need for reduced handling during the Covid-19 crisis at a time when fewer people have been in their places of work has also given some operations an opportunity to experiment with limited autonomous delivery projects, although not in the UK.
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
Asda has ordered the largest ever number of HGVs running on renewable fuels in the UK, with 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units delivered in the run-up to Christmas.