John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has commissioned four new “revolutionary” electric delivery vans to be manufactured and trialled early next year. It plans to transition 1,300 vans from diesel to electric as part of its wider strategy to end fossil fuel completely on its transport fleet by 2030. The new electric vans will be used by Waitrose.com for food deliveries and also for smaller John Lewis goods deliveries, with a different design for each operation. JLP said the vehicles would save […]
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]
Companies working in the transport sector have been celebrating their prestigious Queen’s Awards for innovation and business performance.
Renault Trucks has revealed details of its new generation of electric trucks, with a model range from vans through to 26 tonnes GVW and applications including last mile, urban distribution and refuse collection.