CEVA Logistics is using its Urban Distribution Hub at Dartford, Kent to undertake an electric vehicle trial for lorries delivering into central London. It has also become the first partner in Tevva’s ‘electrify’ initiative, which aims to support companies to research electric vehicle technology for the supply chain. Using real-world operational data, it aims to offer practical solutions for companies looking to use electric vehicles in their fleets. CEVA said the introduction of electric trucks into its fleet is a […]
Ceva Logistics has opened its third global centre of excellence, at its UK head office in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. This European centre joins others in Florida and Singapore and is designed to demonstrate and develop Ceva’s end to end supply chain services for potential and existing customers.
UPS has rolled out 15 range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) in Birmingham and Southampton to overcome the range limitations it said pure electric delivery vehicles can face reaching depots or warehouses based outside the city centre.
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.