London haulier ELB Partners has hit out at the government for “moving the goalposts” on plans to phase out diesel engines. Last week, a UK ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars was brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest. The change came after experts said 2040 would be too late if the UK wants to achieve its zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, ELB MD Peter Eason said the “ever-changing EV plans are causing uncertainty” […]
Although truck sales in the second half of 2019 will be significantly lower than the first half, Renault Trucks expects this year to finish on 47,000 units, 9% ahead of 2018.
Global express carrier FedEx Express is well on its way to achieving its goal of increasing the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet by 20% on 2005 levels by 2020. Steve Hobson asks Will Martin, MD of the UK operation, how it is being achieved here. Back in 2008, FedEx Express set itself the goal of reducing fuel consumption of its worldwide ground vehicle fleet by 20% on 2005 levels by 2020. By the end of its 2011 financial year, […]
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.