Volta Trucks said the announcement of a ban on sales of petrol and diesel vans and cars by 2030 must be extended to HGVs due to their contribution to global warming. Rob Fowler, chief executive of the all-electric truck manufacturer, said he was disappointed there was no mention in the government’s ‘green industrial revolution’ proposals on diesel powered lorries: “Legacy internal combustion engine trucks are a disproportionately large contributor to greenhouse gasses and air pollution that’s proven to be a […]
The DfT is planning a major trial of around 3,000 25-metre artics on Britain’s roads this year and will drum up support by giving Denby Transport permission to use its Eco-Link B Double road train as a demonstrator from next month.
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.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is to facilitate the government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce, which was announced as part of the Road to Zero emissions strategy in July.