Technology specialist Samsara has launched new tools to help operators looking to transition their fleets to electric. The products include real-time current and historical state of charge (SoC) reports and ways to monitor charging status to determine if their vehicles are plugged in and charging. New alerts also notify operators if the SoC falls below a particular custom percentage so the driver can route the vehicle to the closest charging station. The new products also aim to help operators leverage […]
New rules to ensure the build-up by 2020 of more refuelling points for vehicles using alternative fuels have been formally adopted by the European Council. I comes after their final approval in the European Parliament in April.
DPD has worked in partnership with a British-based start-up on the “common sense” design of a new electric-assisted urban delivery vehicle, the first of which will be on the roads this summer.
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.